Industry News - March 2022

Industry News - March 2022

Aries names Wes Brown as new Canadian sales manager

Aries Industries hired Wes Brown as Canada sales manager. Brown, based in Innisfil, Ontario, oversees the entire Aries Industries dealer network in Canada. He will focus on building strong customer relationships throughout the country, where Aries Industries has added three new dealers in the past 15 months. Brown holds undergraduate degrees from Western University and Georgian College, and is studying for an MBA at the University of Fredericton.

Envirosuite commences two strategic agreements with GHD

Envirosuite entered a new phase in the roll-out of EVS Water with two new strategic agreements with GHD, a consulting group with 200 offices on five continents. Under the agreements, GHD will support the scaling of implementation of EVS Water for major water treatment facilities as well as refer prospective clients to Envirosuite. GHD is an existing Envirosuite customer and user of the EVS Water Plant Designer product, a solution for the design and improvement of water and wastewater treatment infrastructure.

SJE acquires Ohio Electric Control

SJE announced it has purchased Ohio Electric Control. Located just down the street from SJE’s existing facility in Ashland, Ohio, OEC brings to the partnership expertise in control solutions and strong customer relationships. Through the purchase, SJE will be able to offer additional technical resources and manufacturing capabilities that will augment OEC’s current capacity and provide access to a broader product offering.

IDEX acquires Nexsight and its businesses

IDEX Corp. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nexsight and its market leading businesses —Envirosight, WinCan, MyTana and Pipeline Renewal Technologies — for cash consideration of $120 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. The acquisition will complement and bolster existing IDEX business units iPEK and ADS, which design and create sewer crawlers, inspection and monitoring systems, and software applications that allow teams to identify, anticipate and correct wastewater system issues remotely. Through the Nexsight acquisition, IDEX will expand to include iPEK’s key North American channel partner and its leading wastewater video inspection software platform, broadening the capabilities of ADS’s cloud-based wastewater system monitoring and predictive analytics platform.

ADS acquires Jet Polymer Recycling

Advanced Drainage Systems acquired Jet Polymer Recycling, a privately-owned recycling company located in the southeastern United States. Headquartered in Fort Payne, Alabama, Jet Polymer has three plastic recycling locations in Alabama and Georgia. They are the largest supplier of recycled polypropylene plastic for Infiltrator Water Technologies, a subsidiary of Advanced Drainage Systems.

Vermeer opens new facility in South Carolina

Vermeer MV Solutions celebrated the grand opening of its new 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Piedmont, South Carolina, with a ribbon-cutting event. In November 2018, Vermeer announced its purchase of Vac-Tron Equipment, and its plans to bring the Florida-based company together with McLaughlin Group, which was purchased by Vermeer in 2017, to start Vermeer MV Solutions.

RATS exclusive service provider for InfoSense

Rapid Assessment Technology Services is the exclusive authorized service provider of acoustic sewer assessments in the Canadian province of Ontario. Based in Woodbridge, the RATS team will provide services using the patented Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool, or SL-RAT, manufactured by InfoSense.

Barbco promotes Schmidt to VP, business development

Barbco promoted Thomas Schmidt into the newly created position of vice president, business development. Schmidt has many years of leadership in numerous local plants including Harrison Paint, Heinemann Saw Co. and Georgia Pacific.

PPI publishes technical document for insulating plastic pipes

The Plastics Pipe Institute has published a new technical note related to the protection of plastic pressure piping materials against freezing. The new PPI Technical Note, TN-65 Insulation Recommendations for Plastic Pressure Piping Materials in Residential Applications, focuses on insulating plastic pressure piping materials against freezing. It applies to hot- and cold-water piping materials CPVC, PEX, PE-RT, PEX-AL-PEX, PP-R and PP-RCT, and is directed to applications such as plumbing distribution, fire protection and hydronics.


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