December Industry News

Water Cannon Launches Website; WJTA Elects Board, Adopts Hose Coding; Haaker’s Thomas Helps with Water Project; ABS Invests $25 Million in RedZone; NLB Takes Waterjet Accessories on the Road; Spartan Names Webb Territory Manager; Home Services Names Melton CEO, President; RS Technik Launches CIPP Website; AM-Liner Joins NORDIPIPE Group; IPR Names Rorison COO

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Water Cannon Launches Website

Water Cannon Inc. launched its user-friendly website, www.watercannon.com, enabling customers to search, view and find products in seconds. The site includes a one-page checkout and customer review section. A filtering feature lets users refine their search for pressure per square inch, gallons per minute, price and more.

 

WJTA Elects Board, Adopts Hose Coding

Bill Gaff, vice president of sales and marketing for Vacuum Truck Rentals LLC, was elected 2011-2013 chairman of the board for the WaterJet Technology Association and Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association. George A. Savanick, consultant, was named president; Pat DeBusk, Inland Industrial Services Group, was named vice president; Hugh Miller, Colorado School of Mines, was named secretary; and Larry Loper, High Pressure Equipment Co., was named treasurer. New board members include Kay Doheny, Jack Doheny Supplies Inc.; Luis Garcia, Channel Safety & Marine Supply Inc.; Kathy Krupp, The Dow Chemical Co., and Kerry Petranek, StoneAge Inc. Forrest Shook, NLB Corp., was re-elected to the board. Mohamed Hashish, Flow International Corp., and Gary Noto, Veolia Environmental Services, continue to serve on the board.

The board also approved the addition of wording regarding a color-coding scheme for pressure hoses to the Recommended Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment. To better identify the pressure in use, it is recommended, beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the following color scheme be used for applicable maximum working pressure, with abrasion-proof stickers used in the interim:

Yellow: 10,000 psi (690 bar); Green: 15,000 psi (1,034 bar); Blue: 20,000 psi (1,379 bar); Silver: 30,000 psi (2,068 bar); Orange: 40,000 psi (2,758 bar) and Red: 55,000 psi (3,792 bar).

 

Haaker’s Thomas Helps with Water Project

Dave Thomas, Haaker Equipment Co. sales representative for Elgin street sweepers and Vactor sewer cleaners and hydroexcavators in La Verne, Calif., traveled to Rwanda the past three years as part of the Clean Water Initiative of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Thomas and his colleagues have brought water purification systems to three hospitals in western Rwanda and are working to drill deep wells for more than 100 villages. His next project is to bring fresh water to a high school in the African nation of Malawi.

 

ABS Invests $25 Million in RedZone

RedZone Robotics Inc., designer and manufacturer of wastewater inspection technologies and related analytical solutions for municipalities, received a $25 million investment from ABS Capital Partners Inc. RedZone will use the funds to expand its product set and geographic reach. As a result of the financing, ABS Capital general partners Bobby Goswami and Laura Witt will join RedZone’s board of directors.

 

NLB Takes Waterjet Accessories on the Road

The 24-foot NLB Corp. touring showroom will travel to customer locations, NLB branches and trade shops around the country. Filled with nearly 200 high-pressure accessories, including nozzles, fittings and tube bundle cleaning systems, it also features video demonstrations of various products.

 

Spartan Names Webb Territory Manager

Spartan Tool LLC named Tom Webb territory manager for Tennessee, northern Mississippi and northern Alabama. He has 14 years experience in the drain cleaning industry.

 

Home Services Names Melton CEO, President

The board of directors for 1-800-Home Services Group Ltd. named Jason Melton chief executive officer and president.

 

RS Technik Launches CIPP Website

RS Technik launched www.rstechnik.us to promote epoxy cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and other trenchless technologies. The website features a line of environmentally friendly solutions featuring specially formulated epoxy resins.

 

AM-Liner Joins NORDIPIPE Group

AM-Liner East Inc. is the newest member of the NORDIPIPE licensee family. The northern Virginia-based company is the fourth licensee of NORDIPIPE, a trenchless technology for the rehabilitation of water mains.

 

IPR Names Rorison COO

IPR, provider of underground rehabilitation solutions, named James A. Rorison chief operating officer. He has 27 years of business and management experience.



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