Industry News: InfoSense Honored for Rapid Growth

Charlotte company is recognized as the fastest-growing in the region, and a pair of industry icons pass away
Industry News: InfoSense Honored for Rapid Growth
InfoSense Chief Operations Officer Alex Churchill, Chief Executive Officer George Selembo and Chief Technology Officer Ivan Howitt. (

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InfoSense honored for rapid growth
InfoSense was recognized as the No. 1 fastest-growing company by Charlotte Business Journal at the publication’s annual Fast 50 Awards ceremony. The top 50 companies in Charlotte, North Carolina, are ranked based on annual revenue growth percentages over the last three years. InfoSense has seen revenue grow 464.9 percent each year, on average, during that period.

Crysteel Mfg. founder Jones passes away
Eldon D. Jones, founder of Crysteel Mfg. and inventor of the Lo-Boy hoist, has died at the age of 90. Jones and his wife, Helen, launched the company in 1969. Today, Crysteel Mfg. has 160 employees and a network of over 140 distributors across North America.

Aclara completes acquisition of GE’s electricity meters business
Aclara completed acquisition of GE Energy Management’s Grid Solutions subdivision. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition includes GE Meters’ global headquarters in Somersworth, New Hampshire, as well as facilities in Chicago and Bilbao, Spain. It also includes more than 300 employees in these locations as well as other employees located in North and South America, Asia and United Kingdom. As part of the transaction, Aclara acquired an intellectual property portfolio of active patents and patent applications.

Ditch Witch founder Malzahn passes away
Ed Malzahn, founder of Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works company, died Dec. 11. He was 94. Malzahn is credited with changing the way utility infrastructure is installed and maintained when he launched the first service line trencher, the Ditch Witch model DWP, in 1949 from a small machine shop in Oklahoma. Today, the company employs over 1,500 workers and has more than 175 dealerships and branches serving 195 countries.

Hayward Flow Control receives ABS approval on CPVC product lines
Hayward Flow Control attained product approvals from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for the majority of its range of CPVC thermoplastic flow control product lines.

Envirosight appoints sales partner for Pacific Northwest
Envirosight named True North Environmental Equipment as its exclusive sales partner for Envirosight equipment in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. The partnership gives True North exclusive rights to sell Envirosight’s sewer inspection technology throughout the Pacific Northwest region.


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