Industry News - October 2022

CUES announces New Jersey sales partnership

CUES announced a new sales partnership with W.E. Timmerman Co. in New Jersey. Since 1938, Timmerman Equipment has been providing New Jersey and southeastern New York customers with quality environmental equipment. They are a locally owned dealer with a variety of equipment available in the public works and environmental industry.

Aries Industries expands in multiple states with new dealers

Aries Industries has added to its U.S. market reach with the addition of dealers in Ohio and Virginia. C&S Solutions, based in Harrison, Ohio, and MT Electronics, headquartered in Boones Mill, Virginia, are well-established dealerships offering sales, service and training to broad customer bases. The additions further the rapid growth of the Aries Industries dealer network, which has added seven U.S. dealers coast to coast, and three in Canada, in less than three years.

CGLR and TWC create partnership

The Council of the Great Lakes Region and The Water Council announced a partnership to deepen ties and accelerate water innovation and stewardship in the binational Great Lakes region, the largest freshwater system in the world. As part of the collaboration, CGLR will help TWC grow its WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified program, an initiative that helps companies follow a strategic process to understand their water uses and impacts, assess associated risks across the enterprise and prioritize the highest risks.

NYC delivers two miles of new sewers and water mains in Queens

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection and NYC Department of Design and Construction announced the completion of a $24 million project to improve street conditions, alleviate flooding and upgrade infrastructure in the South Jamaica and St. Albans neighborhoods of Queens. The project, which was completed one year ahead of schedule, was funded by DEP and was managed by DDC. The project is part of a $2.5 billion investment made by the city to improve neighborhoods throughout southeast Queens. The program consists of 44 projects overall, including 18 that are substantially completed and three that are in active construction.

Tnemec announces new sales director

Tnemec welcomed Brian Cheshire as its new sales director of water and wastewater. Cheshire, a 20-year veteran in the coatings industry, will focus on the overall market strategy and sales activity for this market. Cheshire’s hire comes after the former sales director, Vaughn O’Dea, was promoted to director of Epoxytec, a subsidiary of Tnemec.

Sam Hall announced as VP of Common Ground Alliance’s DPI

Common Ground Alliance, a national nonprofit trade association dedicated to protecting underground utility lines, people who dig near them and their communities, announced that Sam Hall will join the organization as the vice president of the Damage Prevention Institute. The newly created DPI will utilize data and statistics to generate powerful insights and efficiencies that will reduce the rate of damages to buried infrastructure.

Electro Scan awarded condition assessment contract in Florida

Electro Scan was awarded the contract by Polk County, Florida, to conduct an inspection survey of the county’s 20-inch-diameter wastewater force main. The force main is critical to the county’s wastewater collections system representing its main artery line. Electro Scan will be providing an assessment of the existing coating and corrosion levels in the force main and survey about 3,300 linear feet of pipe.

Anaheim City Council appoints new director to board

Gloria Ma’ae was recently appointed to the Orange County Water District board of directors by the Anaheim City Council to represent Division 9, the city of Anaheim. Ma’ae is a 42-year resident of west Anaheim, where she has a long history of community involvement. She has served on the Anaheim Community Services Board, North Anaheim Neighborhood Council, Anaheim Charter Review Commission, Anaheim Citizens Advisory Committee on Elections, and has participated in the Anaheim Police Department’s PACE program. Director Ma’ae is part of a 10-member board of directors at OCWD. Seven are elected from divisions that consist of cities throughout north and central Orange County, and three are appointed to represent the cities of Anaheim, Fullerton and Santa Ana.

WJTA’s 2022 Conference and Expo Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans

The WaterJet Technology Association’s annual Conference and Expo will be held Nov. 1-3 in New Orleans. Equipment displays and live demonstrations will offer attendees a firsthand look at waterjetting tools, high-pressure pump technology, automation controls and robotics, as well as advanced vacuum trucks and related equipment. Contractor and OEM experts will provide insight on applications and equipment selection. Education opportunities include several session tracks for asset owners, contractors, and research and development. A panel discussion with industry leaders will discuss issues from workforce to supply chains and will be moderated by Kerry Siggins from StoneAge. And a new vacuum technology short course will provide practical and theoretical knowledge and coincides with the newly launched WJTA training and certification program for vacuum operators. To register, visit


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