Industry News - February 2022

Industry News - February 2022

Liberty Pumps holds ground-breaking celebration at new center

Liberty Pumps hosted a ground-breaking celebration at the site of its materials center in Bergen, New York. State and local partners as well as Liberty employees attended the event. The 107,000 square-foot expansion will provide additional warehousing and added manufacturing space. It is anticipated to support 30 additional jobs at the family- and employee-owned manufacturer. This will be the third expansion for the company since 2000. Upon completion, Liberty will have approximately 350,000 square-feet of facilities at its corporate campus in New York.

Super Products appoints new vice president of rentals

Super Products has appointed Chris Gittens to take over as the new vice president of rentals after Randy Buening, the previous vice president of rentals, was promoted to president at the beginning of 2021. Gittens has an extensive background in equipment manufacturing and distribution. He comes to Super Products from Thermo King, where he was the director of dealer development. Prior to Themo King, he held leadership positions at CLAAS of America and CNH Industrial where he gained experience in financial analysis, strategic planning, dealer development and commercial credit. Gittens holds an MBA and MIA from Columbia University and earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Grout school registration open for March 

Avanti Grout, CUES and Logiball are partnering together on March 23-24 for its annual two-day Municipal Sewer Grout School in Tavares, Florida. All levels of experience are welcome and can participate in each of the breakout and classroom sessions. An emphasis will be placed on grouting, safety, operating, testing and troubleshooting equipment, making sure the chemical grout mix has the right mixture, and how to determine how much grout is used per joint or lateral. The school will present technical information on lateral and mainline test and seal packer operation and maintenance, mixing and optimizing AV-100 acrylamide grout performance, review and demonstration of new NASSCO/ICGA grout specifications, and more. To register, go to or contact Jessica Williams at 281-956-3111.

Envirosuite executes MoU for partnership with Aeroqual

Envirosuite announced it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding for a strategic partnership with Aeroqual, a manufacturer of air quality monitoring technology. The MoU outlines a framework for the joint pursuit of global strategic opportunities between the companies’ mining, waste, wastewater and industrial sectors. Headquartered in New Zealand, Aeroqual has offices in the U.S. and China and is represented by a global network of partners.

Waterline Renewal Technologies acquires Pipe Lining Supply

Waterline Renewal Technologies completed the company’s acquisition of Pipe Lining Supply. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Founded in 2004, Pipe Lining Supply’s management team will continue to manage the company and assist Waterline Renewal Technologies with the integration. Pipe Lining Supply will maintain company-owned distribution centers in Anaheim, California, and Springfield, Missouri, and it will remain a supplier of sewer pipe rehabilitation equipment and materials while continuing to deliver training and customer service. 

Franklin Electric names new business unit directors

Franklin Electric announced personnel moves and additions within its water systems sales team. Travis Bradley has been promoted to business unit director of industrial and engineered systems. Filling Bradley’s previous position, Andrew Schwarze has joined the organization as business unit director of groundwater distributors. Both will be responsible for directing Franklin Electric’s product development, sales and support efforts throughout the United States and Canada.

Inframark acquires MR Systems

Inframark announced it has acquired MR Systems, an Atlanta-based company that specializes in providing automation, process controls, instrumentation and SCADA systems for the municipal water and wastewater market. The addition of MR Systems to Inframark’s existing SCADA division brings a level of scale that will enable Inframark and MR Systems to create an embedded SCADA offering throughout the Inframark portfolio, in addition to their commercial and industrial customer base. 


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