Industry News - May 2014

Industry News - May 2014
Scott King, new Gorman-Rupp vice president and general manager of the Mansfield Division.

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Oldcastle Precast acquires KriStar

Oldcastle Precast acquired the assets of KriStar Enterprises, including three manufacturing locations in California, and related intellectual property. KriStar develops stormwater management products, which Oldcastle will market to regulators, owners and engineers.

KROHNE flowmeter approved for use in hazardous areas

KROHNE received North American approval for use of the H250 M40 variable area flowmeter in hazardous areas. The meter is approved for hazardous gas and dust areas, including usFMc for the United States and Canada, ATEX, IECEx, NEPSI, INMETRO, KGS, GOST-R and PESCO/CCOE.

AEA completes acquisition of Siemens Water

AEA Investors LP secured regulatory approvals and closed on an agreement to acquire the municipal, industrial and services water and wastewater treatment operations and assets of Siemens Water Technologies. The new company will be Evoqua Water Technologies LLC.

Gorman-Rupp names vice president

Gorman-Rupp promoted Scott King to vice president and general manager of its Mansfield Division.

Southeastern Equipment receives Vacall sales award

Southeastern Equipment Co. was named the top performing Vacall dealer in the United States for 2013. Based in Cambridge, Ohio, the company has been selling, servicing and renting heavy machinery since 1957.

Vidmar becomes part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive

Vidmar, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is now part of Stanley Industrial & Automotive. The move represents the unification of 14 global brands. As part of the unification, the manufacturer of heavy-duty cabinets joins the Storage & Workspace Systems business unit with a new logo and tagline: Smart Versatile Storage.

Cityworks opens Texas office

Cityworks opened an Azteca Systems office at 1510 North Hampton Road, Suite 310, DeSoto, Texas, serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

VHB achieves 100 credentialed sustainability professionals

VHB, a charter member of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, has credentialed more than 100 employees as ISI Envision sustainability professionals. VHB is a civil engineering, planning, design and environmental services firm that strives to incorporate sustainability into the delivery of services to clients and day-to-day operations.

McElroy adds North Africa distributor

McElroy added Soudure Plastique of Casablanca, Morocco, as its distributor in Northern Africa. The company specializes in polyethylene (PE) pipe equipment and electrofusion machines used in the gas and water industries.

KNIPEX promotes Devenny to market development, automotive channel

KNIPEX Tools promoted Michelle Devenny to market development, automotive channel. She is responsible for product training, sales development and marketing.

Berntsen International receives IT research award

A research paper co-written by Bill Rushing, Berntsen International vice president, placed first in the 2013 Society for Information Management (SIM) paper competition. Titled, Critical Role of IT in Improving Disaster Management by Digitizing Utility Facility Objects, the paper focuses on how communities can use strategic IT and new utility location technology to quickly recover from natural disasters. The InfraMarker, Berntsen’s all-in-one underground RFID marketing system, played a key role in gathering research for the paper, which was written in collaboration with Chetan Sankas, Auburn University’s College of Business Advisory Council professor of management information systems.



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