Industry News - May 2021

Industry News - May 2021

HammerHead Trenchless announces leadership transition

Jeff Gabrielse has been named managing director of HammerHead Trenchless, assuming leadership of the HammerHead brand within the newly formed Rehabilitation and Replacement division of The Toro Co. Gabrielse will be overseeing the HammerHead R&R business, continuing its focus on delivering innovative trenchless equipment and solutions for the water, wastewater and gas markets.

Vermeer enters distribution agreement with BRON

Vermeer signed a distribution agreement with BRON that gives the manufacturer of utility track plows and plow attachments the rights to sell its products through Vermeer industrial dealers worldwide. The agreement establishes Vermeer dealerships as the exclusive distributor for two of BRON’s tracked utility plows in the 200 and 300 hp classes, and provides them the ability to sell the line of BRON utility plow attachments.

W.E. Rawson adds Joiner as marketing services manager

Jennifer Joiner has joined W.E. Rawson’s group of companies Applied Felts, Maxliner and Ferratex Solutions as marketing services manager. In this new role, her responsibilities will be market development, new product promotion and maintaining a positive experience with current and prospective customers. She brings over 13 years’ experience in CIPP for the water and wastewater pipeline rehabilitation industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in business management and is a licensed commercial and residential general contractor.

Vac-Con manufactures its 9,000th unit

Vac-Con announced it manufactured its 9,000th truck build since its founding in 1986. The milestone came just before the close of 2020 and is a source of pride for the approximately 300 employee-owners at the operation. In honor of the accomplishment, a custom T9K — Truck 9,000 — logo was created and will be used throughout 2021 on various employee and marketing pieces.

Boshart Group announces leadership appointments, transitions

Gary Boshart, founder and chair of the Boshart Group, and its newly appointed CEO, Jeremy Kuepfer, announced leadership appointments and transitions in their North American operations. Kuepfer most recently served as the senior vice president of IT and operations. Kuepfer announced that as of March 1, Bo Andersson, who has served Flomatic for over 50 years, most recently as president, will transition to a new role as director of research and development for Boshart. Also effective March 1, Kuepfer said Nick Farrara will be appointed president of Flomatic.

Victaulic acquires Waupaca Foundry’s facility

Victaulic purchased a 220,000-square-foot Waupaca manufacturing plant in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. When operating at full capacity, the facility will increase Victaulic’s foundry production capacity by 70% in the U.S. and allow for future growth. The facility, including two foundry molding lines, will also enable Victaulic to produce larger-scale products.

SmartCover welcomes new president and CEO

SmartCover announced Corey Williams joined the company as president and CEO. Co-founder Greg Quist is stepping back from leading daily operations of the company and will continue in the new role of chief visionary officer. Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer David Drake will also remain with the company. Both Quist and Drake will remain on the board of directors.

Moisio named Jacobs’ global VP and water market director

Jacobs appointed Susan Moisio as global vice president and water market director in the company’s People and Places Solutions line of business. She replaces Peter Nicol, who retired after a 40-year career with Jacobs. Moisio was formerly global solutions director for conveyance and storage at Jacobs.

Core and Main acquires Triple T Pipe & Supply

Core and Main has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Triple T Pipe & Supply, located in Lubbock, Texas. Financial terms were not disclosed. Core and Main currently serves West Texas from its locations in El Paso and San Angelo. Upon closing, this acquisition will mark the 12th since Core and Main became an independent company in 2017.

Inframark acquires District Management Services

Inframark announced that it acquired District Management Services and Community Association Management Services, both subsidiaries of Tampa, Florida-based Meritus Corp. DMS and CAMS have been providing community development district and homeowners’ association management services to clients throughout Florida for over a decade. They join Inframark under the newly formed IMS-Meritus, which will continue to be led by its founder Brian Lamb and his team. 


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