Industry News: Dec. 19, 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: Dec. 19, 2016
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Agru America expands East and West Coast manufacturing facilities
Agru America has extended its manufacturing capabilities with additional production lines at the company’s Georgetown, South Carolina, and Fernley, Nevada, facilities. “Agru has added the increased manufacturing capacity to better service the U.S. East and West Coasts for our geomembrane business,” says President Robert L. Johnson. “The expanded production capability of our quality geosynthetics will allow us to keep pace with the ever-expanding demand and technological advances in plastic extrusion for years to come.” The company also supplies geosynthetic clay liners, vertical barrier systems and large-diameter piping systems for the U.S. and international civil/environmental markets.

Apex Tool appoints Ross Porter Jr. as SVP and president
Apex Tool Group has appointed Ross Porter Jr. to its executive leadership team as senior vice president and president of its Global Power Tools business unit. Prior to joining Apex, Porter held senior executive roles at both Newell Brands and Chamberlain Industries.

Cretex announces new regional manager
Cretex Specialty Products announced that Dave McArthur joined its management team as regional manager, effective Oct. 24. McArthur will oversee sales and marketing and will expand product specifications and use through promotional efforts to engineers and municipalities and support for contractors. He will also further develop the company’s distributor network in the eastern U.S.

Legacy Building Solutions Top 600 Contractor for third consecutive year
Legacy Building Solutions has recently been ranked on the Engineering News-Record Top 600 Specialty Contractors list for the third year in a row. Legacy’s 2016 ranking is 540, an increase from each of the previous two years. The article accompanying the Top 600 list highlights two growth trends that have helped fuel Legacy’s growth: expansion of services, and design-build and design-assist technology. While Legacy has always offered engineering, fabric manufacturing and installation services, a 2016 addition allowed the company to fabricate steel beams at its South Haven, Minnesota, office. In addition to the Top 600 Specialty Contractors designation, Legacy was named to the Inc. 5000 list this year, another sign of consistent growth.

Super Products adds used equipment section to website
Truck-mounted vacuum equipment manufacturer Super Products LLC has created a used equipment section on its website. It features a listing of available used units and provides access to equipment details and specifications.

Leslie joins Trio Vision as vice president of sales
Guy Leslie joined Trio Vision as vice president of sales. He will help grow the CCTV inspection manufacturer’s portfolio of regional, national and global markets.


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