Industry News: February 2021

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.

Vac-Con names new dealer for western Canada
Vac-Con announced that Westvac Industrial will be the exclusive dealer of Vac-Con products in western Canada, effective Jan. 1. Westvac, established in 1997, operates three divisions — lifts and automotive, fleet and fire — offering a range of products including heavy-duty lifts, wheel service equipment, sewer inspection equipment, hydroexcavators, refuse collection vehicles, street sweepers and fire apparatus. Westvac provides coverage from four locations all offering full maintenance, service, parts and training.

CLADLINER brand transitions to Epoxytec
Effective Jan. 1, Epoxytec’s management will offer CLADLINER branded products with the following name changes and Epoxytec’s branding: CLADLINER transitioning to Epoxytec Mortartec Cladliner; CLADSTOP 1 transitioning to Epoxytec Hydrxx-1; CLADSTOP 3 transitioning to Epoxytec Hydrxx-3; and CLADRESTORE transitioning to Epoxytec Mortartec Silicate. Also, CLADSEAL will transition to Epoxytec Uroseal 45V, and once transitioned to the Uroseal 45V, it will be available in grey only. The transition period is expected to take months to complete. Until all inventory is gone, there may be occurrences when the CLADLINER brand will still be sold.

Composite Access Products wins ACMA award
Composite Access Products announced that its CAP-composite manhole cover and frame won the Award for Composite Excellence from the American Composite Manufacturer’s Association. In collaboration with CAP’s raw material vendor, Lyondell Basell, CAP’s composite manhole cover was recognized in the Market Growth category, one of seven of ACMA’s annual honors.

InfoSense approved vendor through Texas cooperative
InfoSense is now an approved H-GACBuy vendor through The Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Program. This allows participating member cities, counties and other local government agencies to eliminate the bidding process and save time and cost associated with placing bids. H-GAC vendors must go through the competitive procurement process and abide by competitive procurement laws to be approved.

Orenco Systems announces company changes
The year 2021 marks four decades of protecting the world’s water for Orenco Systems. After 40 years, founder Hal Ball announced his retirement from day-to-day involvement in the company. Co-founder and former executive vice president Terry Bounds will serve as both chairman of Orenco’s board of directors and president over the research and development, operation and maintenance, and facilities departments of the company. In addition, the company will now operate in three distinct divisions to provide more focused service. Jeff Ball will serve as president of Orenco Water, while Eric Ball has been named president of Orenco Composites. Travis Wood, former president of Franklin Control Systems, is the new president of Orenco Controls. And former legal counsel Scott Saulls will serve as corporate president. Lastly, the company stated that its wastewater-focused operations will now be known as the Orenco Water division

Magers retiring from equipment industry after 45 years
Felling Trailers Southwestern Regional Sales Manager Roger Magers, who has been a part of the equipment industry for more than 45 years, retired at the end of 2020. The 11-year Felling Trailer vet joined the company in 2009 as the Western U.S. regional sales manager. He provided dealer support for eleven states spanning from Montana to New Mexico, and from to California to Washington. In fall 2019, Magers reduced his coverage area to the Southwestern U.S. to be able to focus on the growing dealer base in the New Mexico, Arizona, California and Nevada regions.

Roger Magers
Roger Magers


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