Industry News - May 2013

Industry News - May 2013
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Peters wins Tigre sales competition

Douglas Peters, national sales manager-plumbing for Tigre USA, was among 10 winners of the Tigre Group S/A companywide 2012 Fittings Sales Competition. He will join sales representatives from each of the company’s international divisions for an all-expenses-paid trip to Brazil, including a tour of the company’s headquarters in Joinville and weekend in Florianopolis.

Holden Industries acquires Vector Technologies

Holden Industries, parent company of Vac-Con, acquired Vector Technologies. Based in Milwaukee, Vector designs and manufactures industrial vacuum cleaning systems for hazardous and non-hazardous material handling. Holden Industries is an employee-owned company based in Deerfield, Ill., with manufacturing facilities in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Texas, Georgia, Michigan, California and Arizona, as well as India and Taiwan.

Federal Signal opens rental, service center

Federal Signal Corp.’s Environmental Solutions Group opened an FS Solutions rental and service center in New Brunswick, N.J., as part of the company’s expansion of FS Solutions locations and service offerings. The ninth rental and service center stocks high-performance parts and accessories for Federal Signal’s Guzzler brand of vacuum trucks, Vactor vacuum excavators and Jetstream waterblasters.

HammerHead hires communications firm

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment named business-to-business public relations firm Ellenbecker Communications its agency of record for all product lines. Ellenbecker will assist HammerHead’s marketing department with new product launches, press events, site and application stories for the trade press, and other projects.

Honda Power Equipment receives industry award

The Honda EB10000 industrial series portable generator received the 2012 Innovative Product Award from Rental Equipment Register magazine. The award recognizes excellence in new product development in the equipment rental industry.

Vermeer names leadership team

Vermeer named Jason Andringa president, forage and environmental solutions, and Doug Hundt president, underground and specialty excavation solutions. Andringa and Hundt will co-chair the executive team. Tony Briggs was named vice president, sales and distribution.

Peerless Electronics adds Carling product line

Peerless Electronics will distribute the complete line of Carling Technologies products, including lighted and unlighted rocker switches, toggle switches, mini and sub mini, rotary and push-button switches, as well as magnetic and resettable thermal circuit breakers.

Triwater Holdings invests in LMK Technologies, Perma-Liner

Triwater Holdings, a Chicago-based water treatment and infrastructure company backed by Bolder Capital, completed growth capital investments in trenchless rehabilitation companies LMK Technologies and Perma-Liner Industries.

Xylem expands dewatering pump rentals across Europe

Xylem is expanding its dewatering pump rentals across Europe for the construction, municipal, mining and industrial sectors. A rental branch roll-out is scheduled over the coming years, including refurbishment of existing premises, new locations and selective acquisitions.

USB-Sewer Equipment names sales manager

USB-Sewer Equipment Corp. named Leighton White sales manager for the West Coast. He has 23 years of sales, marketing and management experience within the sewer industry. White will be responsible for sales, service and customer support in California.


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