Industry News - March 2013

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Xylem acquires Heartland Pump

Xylem acquired privately held Heartland Pump Rental and Sales. Heartland, based in Carterville, Ill., has been a business partner with Godwin, a Xylem brand, in dewatering pump rental, services and systems design since 1995. Heartland has 100 employees with branches in Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Munden receives ASTM Award of Merit

Wallace J. Munden, former vice president (retired) of Scurlock Industries, received the Award of Merit from the ASTM International Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe for individual contributions to standards activities. He has been a member of the ASTM International Committee C13 since 1994, serving as chairman of Subcommittee C13.07 on Acceptance Specifications and Precast Concrete Box.

ABEL RECON expands into Ohio

ABEL RECON, part of Abel Companies of Mountville, Pa., expanded its infrastructure rehabilitation services into Ohio. The company is a licensed applicator for Sprayroq spray-applied polyurethane liners and Reline America UV cured-in-place pipeline products.

Dixon acquires Eagle America

Dixon, manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories, acquired Eagle America. Established in 1979 and based in Warwick, R.I., Eagle manufactures gate and globe bellows sealed valves. It will become a division of Dixon. Manufacturing facilities, administrative offices and employees will remain in Rhode Island.

General Pipe releases product catalog

General Pipe Cleaners released a catalog of its power and manual drain cleaning equipment and accessories for clearing lines from 1 1/4 to 10 inches in diameter. The catalog can be viewed at

Radiodetection names inside sales support specialist

Radiodetection named Crystal Machado inside sales support specialist at Pearpoint, located in Palm Desert, Calif. She will be responsible for sales and support for inspection equipment, frontline handling of sales inquiries, executing sales strategies, service promotion, development of price and bid quotes, and marketing and trade show coordination.

IMS WaterJet hires shop foreman

IMS WaterJet hired Thomas DeMatteo as shop foreman of its new facility in Waterbury, Conn. He brings 30 years experience to the waterjet cutting systems manufacturer.

Chin recognized as outstanding trainer

Suzan Marie Chin, CMO and founder of Creative Raven, was recognized by California Resources and Training (CARAT) as a 2012 Outstanding Trainer in Community Economic Development. Chin was selected from a group of professional technology trainers based on evaluations by small business owners, whom she trained. Chin will be presenting "10 Steps to Marketing Success" at the 2013 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International.


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