Industry News: Jan. 17, 2017

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: Jan. 17, 2017
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Michels adds sewer and catch basin cleaning
Michels Pipe Services recently purchased eight Camel 1200 wastewater recycling sewer and catch basin cleaning trucks to become the largest owner of the equipment in the U.S. Business development manager John Manijak, who has more than 17 years of experience in the municipal sewer cleaning industry, will coordinate the expanded services from Michels’ regional office in Montgomery, Illinois.

Trio-Vision brings on Proksell as Northeast regional manager
Trio-Vision LLC recently tapped Nick Proksell to manage its Northeast region territory. Proksell brings 17 years of expertise in municipal services, most recently with Redzone Robotics Inc. of Pittsburgh.

Generac to acquire Motortech Holding
Generac announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Motortech Holding, headquartered in Celle, Germany. The transaction, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

Woodard & Curran acquires RMC Water and Environment
Woodard & Curran has acquired RMC Water & Environment, a California-based environmental engineering company focused on developing solutions to the complex challenges of using and protecting water. The acquisition expands Woodard & Curran’s national footprint to 26 offices in 12 states.

Hilti North America president and CEO Cary Evert to retire in 2017
Cary Evert, president and CEO of Hilti North America, will retire March 31. Over his almost four-decade career, Evert has held nine different roles after first starting with the company in 1980. He has served as president and CEO since 2005.


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