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LMK Technologies exec named to trenchless technology board
Rick Gage, vice president of sales at LMK Technologies, was named to the board of directors for the Midwest Society of Trenchless Technology. The nonprofit organization was established in 1998 to promote trenchless technology education and its benefits.

ASTM F2561 standard renewed for five more years
The ASTM international committee voted to renew ASTM F2561 for another five years. ASTM F2561-16 is the standard practice for rehabilitation of a sewer service lateral and its connection to the main using a one-piece main and lateral CIPP liner.

Wastequip announces dealer network for OEM parts division
Wastequip’s Go To Parts division signed exclusive agreements with 10 dealers covering the South, Southeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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McAlpin joins Nexstar Network sales team
Nexstar Network added Lucas McAlpin to its membership sales team. McAlpin has worked in the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical trades for eight years and has 15 years of sales experience.

Cretex Speciality Products redesigns website
Cretex Speciality Products redesigned its website, New features include mobile optimization, easier navigation, product landing pages, and representative and distributor locator maps.

Itron signs contract to improve water access in Mali
Itron signed a contract with the Malian Drinking Water Supply Management Company, water provider to 160,000 customers in Mali, to help the utility improve its water supply and decrease nonrevenue water.

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SubSurface Instruments acquires distributorship for Fuji Tecom locators
SubSurface Instruments acquired the master distributorship for the entire range of Fuji Tecom pipe and cable locators.

Isuzu produces 30,000th N-Series gas truck
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America produced its 30,000th Isuzu N-Series truck on June 10 at the Spartan Motors facility in Charlotte, Michigan. Assembly of the N-Series gas trucks began at Spartan in April 2011.

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