Industry News: July 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.

Paul Tiszai joins Trio-Vision
Trio-Vision announced the addition of Paul Tiszai as its new West Coast regional manager. Tiszai has been involved in the pipeline inspection equipment industry for over two decades. Prior to joining Trio-Vision, he held various management positions at SPX (formerly Pearpoint), working his way up from a technician’s assistant position to management responsibilities in various departments such as production, service, and sales.

Felling Trailers selects Trailer for a Cause beneficiary
Felling Trailers has selected Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance as the 2018 Trailer for a Cause auction beneficiary. The company hosts its annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 Utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers’ goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100 percent of the winning bid from the auction to a different nonprofit each year. The auction is planned for the fall with a tentative start date of Sept. 15.

“In past years, we would meet as a family and select the benefitting organization. This year, we put that decision in the hands of our employees. A list of organizations was given to employees to select from, and once the votes were tallied, MOCA had received the most votes in their favor,” says Brenda Jennissen, president and CEO of Felling Trailers.  

ADS announces new location in Illinois
ADS announced the opening of its new office in Orland Park, Illinois. The expansion of the company will allow ADS to more efficiently service its existing wastewater customers and become more responsive as the company continues to grow.

LaValley Industries adds new distributor
LaValley Industries entered into a strategic alliance with American Augers to distribute the TONGHAND exit side wrench and DECKHAND pipe-handling system specifically configured for loading and unloading drill pipe in horizontal directional drilling applications. These additions complement the American Augers product line of pipeline equipment, which includes maxi-sized horizontal directional drills, drilling fluid reclaimers, pumps, and trenchers.

Cusco announces new technical sales manager
Cusco announced Blaine Simon as its new technical sales manager. From lead operator to account manager, he previously worked in the heavy-equipment sector specializing in sales and water and sewer construction. Prior to Cusco, Simon worked as a territory manager for an online heavy-equipment rental site and was responsible for building account partnerships with OEM dealerships and independent contractors. As technical sales manager, Simon will be responsible for growing new and existing business accounts with dealers and end users


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