Industry News: May 3, 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: May 3, 2017
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Fox-Marrs named president of JCB North America
JCB announced the appointment of Richard Fox-Marrs as president and CEO of JCB. He will be responsible for JCB operations in North America, including sales and support for the construction, agricultural, rental, government and defense industries. Additionally, he will oversee production at JCB North America’s Savannah, Georgia, headquarters.

Vacuworx honored with 2017 Governor’s Award
Vacuworx received the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting for the second time in four years. The award, created to recognize the achievements of Oklahoma-based organizations that have successfully entered the worldwide marketplace, was presented April 13.

Sherwin-Williams opens entries for annual Impact Award
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has opened the entry submission process for its annual Water and Wastewater Impact Award. The program recognizes application contractors, specifiers and owners for excellence on North American water and wastewater projects that demonstrate a long-lasting impact on the industry. Eligible projects were completed from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, and applications will be accepted until July 15.

Woolpert selected to design sewer rehabilitation project
HRSD, a wastewater treatment utility that serves 18 cities and counties in southeastern Virginia, has selected Woolpert to provide study, design and administration services for a project to rehabilitate about 1 mile of sanitary sewer infrastructure in Newport News.

ARS/Rescue Rooter partners with Columbia Fireflies
ARS/Rescue Rooter announced its partnership with minor league baseball team the Columbia Fireflies for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Tim Tebow, an outfielder for the Fireflies, has a relationship with ARS as a partner with his foundation and an endorser.

Uptake partners with Caterpillar on data analytics
Uptake announced it is working with the construction industry to both standardize its telemetrics ecosystem, and also to provide a platform to use all of the data to increase efficiencies across the board. It launched a joint venture project with Caterpillar to drive the change.

Felling Trailers earns ISO 9001 in Minnesota locations
Felling Trailers recently received ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system at its Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and Litchfield, Minnesota, operations. The certification process was carried out in partnership with Transpacific Certifications Ltd. and included a detailed assessment of the company’s facilities.

Source One Environmental announces partnership
Source One Environmental announced its partnership with Vortex Infrastructure as an exclusive distributor of Pipe-Robo-Tec USA. Vortex provides a suite of services and products within the trenchless rehabilitation market, including product lines under Quades, Pipe-Robo-Tec and Schwalm USA.

Chemline launches contractor services
Chemline announced a new dedicated sales team and web page specifically for contractors. Chemline offers in-house technical services to train contractors and it can also deliver equipment and replacement parts.

Agru America opens pipe production facility
Agru America opened a new large-diameter pipe production facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The facility is producing AGRULINE pipes with dimensions up to 98.4 inches, designed for high-volume flow applications including gas, potable water and wastewater.


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