Industry News: June 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.

Scott Shipe
Scott Shipe

Cretex Specialty Products hires new NE regional manager
Cretex Specialty Products announced that Scott Shipe has joined the management team as regional manager. He will oversee sales and marketing elements for the company, expand product specifications for promotional efforts to engineers and municipalities, provide support for contractors and further develop the distributor network in the Northeast. Shipe has over 30 years' experience in the water and sewer industry. He previously held positions at Hydra Stop, O’Brien & Gere and at Frederick County, Maryland.

GapVax launches new website
GapVax announced it completed its rollout of a new website. The site design is mobile responsive and works on a variety of screen sizes, from smartphones and tablets to traditional desktop computers. The improved contains concise product information and easy-to-use navigation; conversational quoting process; more useful tools for those who shop for and own GapVax products and services; a product-centric focus on helping users accomplish key activities such as identifying the right machine for their use or locating a dealer; and easy spec-to-spec comparisons across GapVax models. The site features 20 new pages and hundreds of full-screen images of the GapVax products.

Tesco Controls acquires Trimax Systems
Tesco Controls announced that it has acquired Trimax Systems for an undisclosed sum. Trimax is a Southern California-based systems integrator serving the water and wastewater markets and is also a leader in the utility, solar and renewable environmental energy industries. Trimax will continue to provide systems integration services under the name Trimax, a Tesco Controls Co. Tesco Controls’ current CEO, Shain Thomas, will serve as CEO for both entities. The current Trimax executive team will stay on after the transaction. The combined company will now have 13 locations in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Pipe Lining Supply celebrates 15th anniversary
Pipe Lining Supply is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The company was founded on Jan. 1, 2004, by Linda Heisler. Her primary focus was the CIPP industry in the California area. Two years later, her husband John Heisler joined the company bringing expansive knowledge of the industry, including CIPP lateral lining, pipe bursting, horizontal directional drilling, pipe coating, sewage lining, opencut and cover, water and sewer utility work. In 2017, the company introduced its AIPPR QuikCoating System designed for drain, waste and vent piping. The company has also expanded its market nationwide, and its team includes technical experts across the U.S.

Specialty Products joins the VersaFlex family of specialty coatings companies
Specialty Products has joined the VersaFlex family of companies. Headquartered in Lakewood, Washington, Specialty Products is a leading manufacturer of specialty polyurea and polyurethane coatings with over 45 years' experience formulating high-performance solutions. Specialty Products joins VersaFlex, Raven Lining Systems, Milamar Coatings, Bridge Preservation and Vanberg Specialized Coatings as part of a growing portfolio of specialty coating solutions across an array of markets and industries.


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