Industry News: December 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.

USL Group acquires Logiball
USL Group announced that it acquired Logiball, headquartered in Quebec. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Logiball’s main product range is test-and-seal injection packers, which are used to confine and apply grouts for the repair of points of water ingress and egress from pipes, such as leaking joints or cracks.

Jack Doheny Cos. changes its name
Jack Doheny Cos. changed its name to Jack Doheny Co. to reflect a single uniform, standard experience. The company stated that, no matter what location you use, a standard, premium experience will be provided. The company also updated its website to include a modern design, mobile-friendly features, and a nationwide parts, tools and accessories store.

WWETT Show slated for Indianapolis
From Feb. 17 to 20, the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show will take place at the Indiana Convention Center. With new dates for 2020, the four-day trade show has over 100 education sessions, and also offers business opportunities, collaboration with industry professionals, a slate of live demonstrations, exposure to cutting-edge technology trends and the latest product launches across multiple industry segments.

The Strong Co. completes ISO certification
Upon completion of an extensive quality system evaluation, The Strong Co. announced receipt of its ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification of quality management system standards is in support with the company’s commitment to creating and maintaining quality processes that ensure consistency, visibility and accountability across their business operations to provide a total system of engineered products, specialized equipment and complete customer service.

CUES opens new sales and service center in Estacada, Oregon
CUES announced the grand opening of its new larger sales and service center in Estacada, Oregon, just outside of Portland. The factory-certified center will provide CUES customers with direct access to all levels of customer service, loaner equipment support and new equipment sales. It features over 6,000 square feet of offices, inventory, shop and service space.

AEM Hall of Fame inducts Andringa of Vermeer
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame, Mary Andringa of Vermeer. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes individuals whose innovations, ideas and leadership have advanced the off-road equipment manufacturing industry and contributed to its success in the past and into tomorrow. She is chairwoman of the board at Vermeer after filling roles as CEO, co-CEO, president and COO. Her level of passion and commitment have made her a voice of change and innovation not only at Vermeer, but in the industry and community.

MAB-PPI HDPE repair guide available 
Published by the Municipal Advisory Board with assistance from the Plastics Pipe Institute, the MAB Basic HDPE Repair Options, MAB-4, details the various methods and steps for repairing a high-density polyethylene pipeline in the field. The document is available free of charge online at

Crescent adding Crescent APEX brand
Crescent Tools announced that Apex Tool Group is bringing the APEX Industrial Fastening brand under the Crescent umbrella as Crescent APEX. The new Crescent APEX brand will offer power tool accessories used by industrial and construction tradesmen, including their professional line of u-GUARD nonmarring covered tools. Crescent APEX becomes the sixth brand under the Crescent name, joining Crescent Wiss, Crescent Lufkin, Crescent Nicholson, Crescent H.K. Porter and Crescent JOBOX.

VMAC welcomes back Mike Schaum
VMAC announced it welcomed back Mike Schaum to its outside sales team, serving VMAC dealers and end-users in the Southern U.S. territory, which includes Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. He will be supporting and growing the VMAC dealer network and meeting with end-users to learn about their specific needs and find solutions to overcome their challenges.

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