Industry News - August 2019

Cretex Specialty Products hires new Northeast regional manager

Cretex Specialty Products announced that Scott Shipe has joined the management team as regional manager. He will oversee sales and marketing elements for the company, expand product specifications for promotional efforts to engineers and municipalities, provide support for contractors and further develop the distributor network in the Northeast. Shipe has over 30 years’ experience in the water and sewer industry. He previously held positions at Hydra-Stop, O’Brien & Gere, and Frederick County, Maryland.

Granite Construction acquires assets of Lametti & Sons

Granite Construction announced that it has acquired certain assets of Lametti & Sons, a Minnesota-based company with expertise in CIPP rehabilitation and trenchless renewal. Lametti & Sons is one of the original certified installers of the Inliner CIPP product. As part of this transaction, Granite acquired assets and equipment related to Lametti & Sons’ CIPP business.

GapVax launches new website

GapVax announced it completed its rollout of a new website. The site design is mobile responsive and works on a variety of screen sizes, from smartphones and tablets to traditional desktop computers. The improved contains concise product information and easy-to-use navigation; conversational quoting process; more useful tools for those who shop for and own GapVax products and services; a product-centric focus on helping users accomplish key activities such as identifying the right machine for their use or locating a dealer; and easy spec-to-spec comparisons across GapVax models. The site features 20 new pages and hundreds of full-screen images of GapVax products.

Tesco Controls acquires Trimax Systems

Tesco Controls announced that it has acquired Trimax Systems for an undisclosed sum. Trimax is a Southern California-based systems integrator serving the water and wastewater markets and is also a leader in the utility, solar and renewable environmental energy industries. Trimax will continue to provide systems integration services under the name Trimax, a Tesco Controls Co. Tesco Controls’ current CEO, Shain Thomas, will serve as CEO for both entities. The current Trimax executive team will stay on after the transaction. The combined company will now have 13 locations in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Madewell Products hires Donald Rigby

Madewell Products announced that Donald Rigby has joined the company. In a newly created position, Rigby will drive education and engagement within new and existing contracting partners, engineers and owners. Formerly vice president of Marketing and Education with Avanti International, Rigby will continue active participation in NASSCO, the North American Society for Trenchless Technology and the Water Environment Federation organizations.

Pipe Lining Supply celebrates 15th anniversary

Pipe Lining Supply is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The company was founded on Jan. 1, 2004, by Linda Heisler. Her primary focus was the CIPP industry in the California area. Two years later, her husband, John Heisler, joined the company, bringing expansive knowledge of the industry including CIPP lateral lining, pipe bursting, horizontal directional drilling, pipe coating, sewage lining, opencut and cover, and water and sewer utility work. In 2017, the company introduced its AIPPR Quik-Coating System, designed for drain, waste and vent piping. The company has also expanded its market nationwide, and its team includes technical experts across the U.S.

Specialty Products joins the VersaFlex family of specialty coatings companies

Specialty Products has joined the VersaFlex family of companies. Headquartered in Lakewood, Washington, Specialty Products is a leading manufacturer of specialty polyurea and polyurethane coatings with over 45 years‘ experience formulating high-performance solutions. Specialty Products joins VersaFlex, Raven Lining Systems, Milamar Coatings, Bridge Preservation and Vanberg Specialized Coatings as part of a growing portfolio of specialty coating solutions across an array of markets and industries.

Felling Trailers announces 2019 Trailer for a Cause beneficiary 

Felling Trailers has selected Children’s Cancer Research Fund as its 2019 Trailer for a Cause auction beneficiary. Felling Trailers will be hosting its seventh annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 utility trailer to benefit the nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers’ goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100% of the winning bid from the auction to a different nonprofit each year. 


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