Industry News: April 3, 2018

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.

Four new members elected to NTEA’s Generation Next Board 
The NTEA’s Generation Next recently elected four new members to its Board of Governors: Melissa Bergkamp of Harper Industries/DewEze, Harper, Kansas; Ryan Middleton of Muncie Power Products, Muncie, Indiana; T.J. Miller of SuperSprings International, Carpinteria, California; and Daniel Sears of Drake-Scruggs Equipment, Springfield, Illinois. NTEA’s Generation Next gives new industry professionals a network of support for developing skills and building peer relationships in the work truck industry.

Professional Pipe Services and Perma-Liner Industries partner 
Professional Pipe Services, or Pro Pipe, announced its partnership with Perma-Liner Industries to provide main and lateral connection lining services nationwide. InnerSeal by Perma-Liner Industries is a trenchless CIPP technology that is used in collections systems throughout North America to repair the connection from the mainline while simultaneously renewing the lateral. With more than 50,000 successful installations, the technology has proven to be an effective, nondisruptive and long-lasting lateral rehabilitation solution.

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Felling Trailers adds LeRoy Larson to sales team
Felling Trailers announced that LeRoy Larson joined the company as its OEM sales consultant. He has more than 20 years' related OEM sales and product support experience. Larson will manage Felling Trailers’ existing OEM accounts and will also assist in developing and improving the technical and marketing aspects of the company’s existing Power Gen and OEM product lines.

Wastequip closes acquisition by H.I.G. Capital 
Wastequip announced the close of its acquisition by an affiliate of H.I.G Capital, a global private equity investment firm. As part of the deal, Wastequip has appointed Andreas Y. Gruson as chairman of its board of directors.

“Wastequip will benefit immensely from having a person of Andreas’ caliber to help shape the vision of our company,” says Marty Bryant, Wastequip CEO. “With him as our chairman of the board, I believe we are well positioned to execute on strategies to drive even greater sales and earnings through both organic growth and acquisitions.”


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