Industry News - December 2020

Industry News - December 2020

Mary Joyce Ivers assumes presidency  of APWA

The American Public Works Association announced Mary Joyce Ivers, deputy public works director for Ventura, California, has been sworn in as president of APWA. Affirmed by APWA’s more than 30,000 members, Ivers will lead the organization for the 2020-21 term. She succeeds APWA President William Spearman III, P.E.

Liquid Environmental acquires FloHawks Plumbing + Septic

Liquid Environmental Solutions announced that the company has acquired the assets of FloHawks Plumbing + Septic that serves the Pacific Northwest. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

FloHawks, based in Puyallup, Washington, will continue to operate under the FloHawks name. FloHawks customers include owners of sewer systems, septic systems and grease traps/interceptors that must be serviced regularly to prevent sewer spills and to protect the public wastewater collections system.

NCPI introduces operations and maintenance handbook

The National Clay Pipe Institute has published a comprehensive manual for cleaning and maintaining any sanitary sewer system. The handbook includes SOPs derived from NCPI’s Kent Carlson’s more than 30 years’ experience with the city of Los Angeles, and a guide to the use of aggressive cleaning techniques to achieve the goals of the CMOM program and reduce SSOs. The full handbook is available on the homepage of the website or printed copies are available from NCPI member companies.

RIDGID and Greenlee bring experts in JobSite Live series

Emerson’s RIDGID and Greenlee brands are putting its experts in front of people everywhere with JobSite Live, a new virtual event series that gives professionals the chance to interact with their peers and ask questions about everything related to the skilled trades. The series kicked off with a RIDGID Instagram Live event dedicated to the latest trends in diagnostic and monitoring technologies, including RIDGID cameras with TruSense technology. The interactive question-and-answer format allowed viewers to learn how certain tools can help them work more efficiently on the job site.

Woolpert’s David Wegner named to WRRC Advisory Committee

Woolpert Senior Strategic Consultant David Wegner was named to the External Advisory Committee for the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona. The WRRC is part of the National Institutes for Water Resources network, which addresses water-related concerns for individual states and the nation. The NIWR network is governed by U.S. Geological Survey and represents the only federal-state program focused on applied water resources research, education, training and outreach.

IPEX opens Illinois distribution center

IPEX held a grand opening of its new Joliet distribution center, southwest of the Chicago metropolitan area. The new facility has a starting size of 50,000 square feet, with a possible expansion to over 200,000 square feet, increasing IPEX’s available warehouse space in the region and bringing more products closer to customers and end users. 


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