Industry News - August 2021

Industry News - August 2021

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SEEPEX announces staff changes

SEEPEX announced several staff changes. The company welcomed Ben Wells to the sales team as territory manager. Wells will be supporting the SEEPEX West region consisting of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona. In addition, SEEPEX veteran Bill Martiniere is taking on the role of chemical market manager, and Juda Medina is taking on the new role of inside sales representative.

Logiball receives award from NASTT

USL America announced that Logiball was recognized for its Long Span Grouting Packer by the North American Society for Trenchless Technology. The Abbott Innovative Award is granted each year to companies with state-of-the-art products that make a significant impact in advancing the trenchless industry. The award recognized the custom-made packers that are used by specialty contractors to seal longitudinal cracks and fractures in municipal sewers. 

Enviro-Care is now SAVÉCO North America

Enviro-Care has rebranded as SAVÉCO North America, with a new domain name of

Enviro-Care became a member of the WAMGROUP of Modena Italy in February 2015. As the North American subsidiary of its SAVÉCO water and wastewater division, Enviro-Care is now rebranding to reflect its position within the WAMGROUP organization.

Aries adds new East Coast dealer

Aries Industries added MJ Friedl and Associates to its dealer network. MJ Friedl and Associates, based in Stevensville, Maryland, will offer Aries sewer inspection and rehabilitation equipment as well as water well inspection products. The company will also sell and service Aries complete grouting system trucks and electric cutters as well as sewer and water well inspection systems to customers in Delaware and Maryland.

Trench Shoring opens new facility, adds bilingual classes to TSU

Trench Shoring Co. opened its 11th location in San Leandro, California. The company has 10 other branches from San Diego to the Bay Area, plus a location in Las Vegas. The new San Leandro facility is central to the Bay Area, near Oakland Airport and close to all major freeways.

The company also announced it expanded its Trench Shoring University program with bilingual classes from its newest trainer, Fred Estrada. In the near future, Estrada will be offering Spanish-only training classes through TSU. Under the management of NAXSA-certified trainer, Greg Shreenan, TSU can be adapted for both online and remote learning in addition to in-person classes.

Super Products announces domain change

Super Products has moved its online presence to The new domain will also affect the company email addresses, changing to the format All incoming emails will work if they are sent to the old addresses, but updating to the new domain will ensure delivery after the old addresses are phased out. Old links and bookmarks will be automatically redirected to

Valley District to lead local Headwaters Resilience Partnership

The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors announced the establishment of a new ongoing Headwaters Resilience Partnership aimed at identifying solutions to confront the worsening challenges with water supply and natural resources in its forest headwaters. The partnership will also focus on identifying innovative ways to fund proactive investments in the long-term health of the region’s national forests.

Barbco promotes Schmidt to VP, business development

Barbco promoted Thomas W. Schmidt to the newly created position of vice president, business development. He previously held leadership positions in numerous local plants including Harrison Paint, Heinemann Saw Company and Georgia Pacific.

WJTA introduces medical alert card for vacuum operators

In response to inquiries regarding vacuum suction injury potential, the WaterJet Technology Association has introduced a new medical alert card for operators of industrial and municipal vacuum equipment. The card provides information on the potential nature and treatment of the injury in the event of an incident with the vacuum hose end under suction. 


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