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Dwyer Group names vice president
Lori Johnson was named vice president of brand management for the Dwyer Group. Johnson will guide the brand management teams for Mr. Rooter, Rainbow International, Glass Doctor, Mr. Electric, Aire Serv and Dwyer Group International.

RapidView IBAK North America adds two dealers
RapidView IBAK North America added Sewer Equipment of Illinois as the exclusive dealer for RapidView IBAK North America pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment in Northern Illinois and Wisconsin and Sewer Equipment of Kansas as the exclusive equipment dealer in Kansas.

RauschUSA adds two distributors
Fredrickson Supply (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and GPM Equipment Solutions (Arlington, Texas) joined the RauschUSA network of authorized distributors and will offer the entire line of RauschUSA pipeline inspection products.

Related: Product News - January 2010

Makita U.S.A. wins vendor award
Makita U.S.A. was named Sphere 1 Vendor Partner of the Year for the second straight year at the membership’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Makita U.S.A. earned the best overall score on the Sphere 1 Annual Support Card, which ranks all 97 vendors on six separate criteria. Sphere 1 is a cooperative of independent tool, fastener and concrete accessory distributors.

Hydra-Flex relocates headquarters
Hydra-Flex, manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, moved its office and manufacturing facility to a larger site in Eagan, Minnesota.

Woolpert names president
Scott Cattran was named president and CEO of Woolpert. Cattran has been with the national architecture, engineering and geospatial firm for 17 years, joining the company as phase manager in 1999.

Related: Industry News - October 2010

Cityworks adds three employees
Cityworks announced the hiring of Bridget Suda, Gregor Wilke and Larry Solien. Suda joined the sales department while Wilke and Solien became part of the client relations team. The company also promoted Greg Walters to a position in the Client Services Department.


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