Industry News: November 2020

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.

Aries Industries adds new Nova Scotia dealer
Aries Industries has strengthened its international market reach by adding Nova Scotia-based SNT Solutions to its dealer network. SNT Solutions, based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, brings 20 years’ experience in the sewer, inspection, refuse and public works equipment industry. As an Aries Industries dealer, it will sell and service Aries sewer inspection and rehabilitation equipment to customers throughout the eastern Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.

Don Rigby
Don Rigby

USL America Group taps Rigby as Logiball sales and marketing manager
USL America announced Don Rigby as national sales and marketing manager for Logiball. With over 40 years’ experience in engineering sales, marketing, and business development, he has served as instructor, speaker and advocate on matters of injection grouting for wastewater collections systems. As the principal author of an NASTT Good Practices coursework titled Municipal Sewer Grouting, Rigby currently serves as chairman of the Manhole Rehabilitation Committee for NASSCO.

Mainline Sales joins SJE Rhombus as new rep for Nevada
Mainline Sales is SJE Rhombus’ new manufacturer’s representative for the state of Nevada. Mainline Sales has nearly 40 years of experience as a professional manufacturer’s representative firm covering California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. It serves the following markets: commercial and residential plumbing, mechanical, fire protection, industrial, irrigation and water and sewer waterworks. Mainline operates multiple California-based distribution centers located in Anaheim, San Diego and Sacramento, as well as centers in Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Barbco selected as a 2020 Business Excellence Award recipient
Ohio’s Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded Barbco with a Business Excellence Award at its Virtual Annual Meeting on Oct. 27. To be considered for the award, for-profit businesses have to have distinguished themselves by being a significant presence in, or provide substantial benefit to, the citizens and economy of Stark County, Ohio.

Matt Madeksza
Matt Madeksza

Matt Madeksza named president and CEO of Veolia North America
Veolia North America announced that Matt Madeksza has been named president and CEO. In his new role, Madeksza will be responsible for overseeing a company that serves approximately 4,000 industrial and municipal customers across the U.S. and Canada. Madeksza replaces interim President and CEO Brian Clarke, whose years of VNA experience helped effectively guide the company through challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ellingson celebrates 50 years in business
Founded in 1970, Ellingson Trenchless is an independent water- and infrastructure-management company providing safe, technology-driven construction planning, design and installation services. In the last 20 years, Ellingson has worked to expand its trenchless solutions business and continues to grow its ag business, especially in Minnesota’s Red River Valley. The company offers pipe relining with advanced CIPP technology and recently acquired Direct Technology Drilling, adding environmental remediation capabilities to the company’s growing portfolio of trenchless construction services.

Mueller awarded contract for AMI deployment
Mueller Systems announced that the city of Newport Beach, California, selected Mueller Systems to deploy 26,500 advanced metering infrastructure water meters. The project will include the replacement or retrofitting of all current city water meters with the Mi.Net AMI system.

Vacuworx recognized as 2020 Manufacturer of the Year
The Oklahoma district of the U.S. Small Business Administration named Vacuworx the 2020 Manufacturer of the Year as part of National Small Business Week. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated NSBW, recognizing the contributions and successes of America’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

Veolia secures three municipal water contracts in Minnesota
In Hanover, a three-year contract was renewed for $274,000 to continue overseeing the town’s collections and distribution system. VNA has been in partnership with Hanover since 1996. In St. Michael, the company was awarded a three-year renewal for $3.175 million to continue operating and maintaining the town’s water and wastewater collections and distribution system, including a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 2.5 mgd. VNA has been in partnership with St. Michael since 1996. VNA also secured a three-year, $1.9 million renewal with the Joint Powers Water Board groundwater treatment plant, serving the communities of St. Michael, Albertville and Hanover. The plant has a capacity of 10 mgd. VNA has been in partnership with the Joint Powers district since 1998.

Orange County District awarded for COVID-19 response
The Orange County Water District was named a gold winner in the One Planet Awards competition in three categories that relate to COVID-19 information: Communications or PR Campaign, Heightening Awareness and Publicity Campaign, and Marketing Campaign of the Year for its submission, Affirms the Safety and Reliability of the Local Water Supply. The One Planet Awards is a premier program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry globally.

NAWC names recipient of Living Water Award
The National Association of Water Companies announced Aqua Virginia Operations Manager Daniel Hingley, PE, as the recipient of the 2020 NAWC Living Water Award at the NAWC Virtual Water Summit. The award is presented annually to the regulated water industry professional who best demonstrates excellence in serving their community, colleagues, industry or environment.

ADS Announces the Powerful Updated PRISM 2.0 Solution Platform
ADS Environmental Services, a leader in intelligent flow, level and rainfall monitoring solutions, has announced the release of its PRISM Version 2.0 solution platform. This new version of PRISM empowers users with rich, new data tools allowing you to visualize, evaluate and communicate the performance of your collections system. PRISM equips you with the necessary tools to capture, cleanse, analyze, store, report and visualize actionable answers to the industry’s most critical wastewater collections system problems — prioritizing sewer cleaning and preventing SSOs, assessing your rainfall-derived inflow and infiltration, and measuring and managing your CSOs. 


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