Industry News: February 2019

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.

Perma-Liner Industries celebrates 20 years of manufacturing
Perma-Liner Industries is celebrating 20 years of manufacturing in the trenchless pipeline rehabilitation industry. Founded in 1999 by Jerry D’Hulster, the company was the first relining company to achieve NSF approval, which allowed for CIPP to be used on the plumbing side for plumbing code approvals. The business was acquired in 2013 by Triwater Holdings, a Chicago-based water company, and is now a Triwater’s Waterline Renewal Technologies division, which also includes the brands LMK Technologies and AP/M Permaform.

Mark Golla
Mark Golla

Sauereisen promotes Golla to vice president of sales
Sauereisen announced the promotion of Mark Golla to vice president of sales. In his new role, Golla will continue to oversee the promotion of Sauereisen, as well as work with the executive team to develop strategies to move the company forward. He has served as sales director for Sauereisen since 2014. He previously held positions at Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics, Schott Glass Technologies, and Harbison Walker Refractories.

Super Products to build new vacuum trucks facility
Alamo Group announced that it has plans to build a new $15 million facility for its Super Products vacuum trucks operation. The facility will be located in the village of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and will allow the company to consolidate and expand current production, which operates out of several facilities in the greater Milwaukee area. The plant is anticipated to commence operations in the first quarter of 2020.

The facility will allow Super Products to consolidate its manufacturing and customer support operations into a single, highly efficient location. It will also enable Super Products to bring in operations that are currently outsourced due to capacity limitations. The site also offers the potential to expand operations to meet future needs.

In 2018, Super Products opened two new rental locations in Savannah, Georgia, and Corpus Christi, Texas, and now operates eight rental locations in seven states. The additional capacity provided by the larger facility will allow Super Products to continue its growth in the coming years.

Vac-Con announces new distribution agreement for HD video nozzle
Vac-Con announced that it has entered an agreement with Sewer Robotics to be the exclusive North American distributor of the C70 HD video cleaning nozzle. The nozzle is designed to jet pipelines ranging from 6 to 40 inches and is available through the Vac-Con dealer network.

Envirosight signs Jet Vac Equipment as sales partner
Envirosight announced it has partnered with Jet Vac Equipment to provide more extensive sales and service coverage across New Jersey and Delaware. Jet Vac Equipment will work in conjunction with Bruce Kosensky, longtime Envirosight New Jersey direct sales manager, to maintain continuity with existing accounts and develop new ones.

“We’ve watched what Envirosight has been able to accomplish here in New Jersey and in the broader sewer inspection market,” says Adam Emusov, vice president of sales at Jet Vac Equipment. “We’re excited to join the team and to be part of the next chapter of growth.”

Vortex promotes Graham to vice president of sales
Vortex announced the promotion of Ryan Graham to vice president of sales. In his new role, he will assume all sales and marketing responsibilities related to managing the growth of Vortex’s extensive line of service offerings for trenchless infrastructure repair.

Azteca Systems opens regional office in Indiana
Cityworks-Azteca announced the opening of a regional office in Carmel, Indiana. The office, which is the company’s first technical support location in the Indianapolis metro area, is positioned to support Cityworks clients in the Eastern U.S. and international locations.

Andrew Snyder
Andrew Snyder

Snyder appointed Blue-White Industries sales manager
Blue-White Industries announced the appointment of Andrew Snyder to the position of sales manager. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2014, Snyder joined Blue-White Industries as a sales engineer. During his employment with the company, he has taken an active role in assisting customers with technical questions and concerns, calling on customers personally and visiting installation sites.

Ryan Graham
Ryan Graham

Seeq adds to lead analytics engineering team
Seeq announced the addition of Dr. Lisa Graham, a registered professional engineer with more than 20 years’ experience in data analytics for pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Graham will manage the analytics engineering team, which works with customers on training, use cases and operationalizing analytics strategies.

Pipe Lining Supply offers Quik-Shot system exchange program
Pipe Lining Supply’s Quik-Shot lateral lining inversion unit now features an improved nozzle design that allows the CIPP lateral lining material to flow through with ease, using the venturi process. With the new design, Pipe Lining Supply now offers a retrofit exchange program to rework any nozzles from existing customers.


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