Industry News: Nov. 14, 2016

Here's a quick roundup of recent industry news. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.
Industry News: Nov. 14, 2016
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Sprayroq names director of business development
Sprayroq named Jeremy Huckaby director of business development. Huckaby has 12 years of experience in the commercial and industrial coatings industry, and will focus on matching the company’s products to the United States’ infrastructure needs.

PipeLogix adds location, expands staff
PipeLogix, Inc. will open a new East Coast sales and support office. It will be located in Detroit, Michigan, and will be staffed by new hires.

Ditch Witch offers online training in Spanish and German
Ditch Witch now offers certified online training courses in Spanish and German. The program provides novice operators six online HDD courses that can be taken at home, at a dealership or on a mobile device.

Godwin to use Volvo Penta industrial open power units
Volvo Penta will supply its PowerPac industrial open power units for use in Xylem’s Godwin dewatering pumps. The Tier 4 Final diesel units will drive various Godwin pump systems in dewatering applications. The pumps eliminate water buildup quickly and efficiently to ensure productivity is not impeded. The PowerPac units are available in 8-, 11- and 13-liter packages with power ratings from 214 to 543 hp. They are designed for fast and easy installation by OEMs, and come with factory-installed components including all exhaust after-treatment components, engine cooling system (radiator and charge air cooler), air and fuel filters, guarding and shrouding. They use an SCR process with cooled exhaust gas recirculation to meet EPA emission standards without the need for periodic regeneration.

Jett named controller for Washington County Service Authority
Melinda Jett has been named controller for the Washington County Service Authority in southwest Virginia. Jett will direct WCSA’s financial affairs and serve as a member of the capital improvement funding, planning and leadership teams. She has more than two decades of experience and comes to WCSA from Highlands Union Bank in Abingdon, Virginia, where she served as director of internal audit for 10 years.

Komatsu America celebrates 30 years in Chattanooga
Komatsu America honored 30 years of manufacturing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with a week-long celebration. The Chattanooga plant opened in February 1985 and was Komatsu’s first plant in the United States. In honor of 30 years of manufacturing and cooperation with the community, the plant hosted daily tours, concluding the week with a plant ceremony.

Asahi/America partners with Bänninger
Asahi/America and German thermoplastic manufacturer Bänninger started a North American partnership. Under the new agreement, Asahi/America will have exclusive North American distribution rights over Bänninger’s Climatec systems for hydronic heating applications and Watertec system for potable water.

ServiceTitan partners with GreenSky
ServiceTitan is partnering with the GreenSky program to bring homeowners an easier, more modern way to finance home improvement. With the new integration, technicians can show financing options and allow homeowners to submit applications within ServiceTitan’s mobile app. The partnership will also provide access to GreenSky’s financing programs to help homeowners finance improvements.

Carylon Corp. partners with JD7
Carylon Corporation has purchased several pipeline asset management and investigative technologies from JD7 Technologies. The LDS 1000 and Investigator systems from JD7 will allow Carylon to inspect and conduct condition assessments in live pressure water mains across the United States.

US Jetting passes certification for safety compliant trailers
US Jetting passed its safety compliance certification with the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). The NATM sets regulations and guidelines governing trailer construction in an effort to stop the production of unsafe trailers for American roadways. US Jetting trailers will now display NATM decals to recognize the completion of on-site consultations and compliance with these guidelines. 

Trio Vision acquires Cobra Technologies
Trio Vision purchased assets of Optical Robotics LLC, d.b.a. Cobra Technologies. Cobra Technologies will now become the brand name of a line of the company’s products, while Trio Vision will introduce its own line of inspection equipment, including truck-mounted systems, portable systems, manhole cameras, jet cams and sonar.


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