Industry News - January 2014

Industry News - January 2014
Franklin Electric relocates headquarters

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Talbert hires area sales manager

Talbert Manufacturing named Troy Geisler area sales manager for the Great Lakes region. Talbert manufactures heavy-haul trailers and transportation equipment.

Pipeline Renewal Technologies names distributor

Pipeline Renewal Technologies named Flow-Liner Systems distributor of Micro Basic, Micro Pro, Micro Premium and Nano model cutters to small diameter lining installers.

Peerless Electronics opens online store

Peerless Electronics, stocking distributor for Danfoss Industrial Automation, opened the Peerless/Danfoss Online Store ( The site offers pressure switches, transducers, sensors and temperature sensors.

Franklin Electric relocates headquarters

Franklin Electric relocated to its new World Headquarters and Engineering Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 118,800-square-foot facility houses the company’s 245 employees with room for future growth, as well as a 24,000-square-foot testing lab.

Jack Doheny merges with Jet-Vac

Jack Doheny Companies completed its merger with business affiliate Jet-Vac in Wharton, N.J. The merger provides financial and managerial support, enabling the company to be more responsive to customers in the Northeast. Ty Rose was named general manager for the 15,000-square-foot, eight-bay Wharton facility. Groundbreaking is scheduled for spring. The facility will double the size of the service center and triple the size of the parts department. JDC has sold sewer cleaning, DOT-certified vacuum trucks, pipeline inspection and other related equipment since 1972.

HOBAS Pipe adds field support representatives

HOBAS Pipe USA added Michael Jensen and David Tisdale as field support representatives. They will be based in Houston, Texas.

Kline’s receives safety award

Kline’s Services received the No Lost Time Accidents Award for its commitment to safety and completing 365 days without lost time to injuries or accidents. Kline’s said the achievement was the result of its commitment to employee safety and implementation of a Best in Class safety program.

Martin Engineering acquires TNJ Industries

Martin Engineering acquired TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based company specializing in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials. The acquisition expands Martin’s line of dust control products.

GapVax features Orange County Chopper at Expo

GapVax celebrated its 25th anniversary by commissioning a custom-built chopper motorcycle from Orange County Choppers. Unveiled in November, the bike’s fabrication was featured on the CMT Network in December as part of the new Orange County Choppers TV series. The customized motorcycle will be on display in Booth 6004 at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, Feb. 24-27. Paul Teutul Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers, also will be on hand.

PressurePro partners with Velociti

Advantage PressurePro, developer of tire pressure monitoring systems, and TPMS technologies have partnered with Velociti, provider of technology deployment and networking technology products. Velociti will be an official installation provider for PressurePro products.

Federal Signal opens Tacoma rental center

Federal Signal Corp.’s Environmental Solutions Group opened an FS Solutions rental center in Tacoma, Wash. As the ninth FS Solutions rental center, the Lakewood location stocks parts and accessories for waterblasters and tools for specialized cleaning.

Vac2Go names manager, adds to fleet

Vac2Go named Jason Harville Southeast territory manager and added 2014 Guzzler Classics with HXX hydroexcavation packages to its fleet. The trucks, with 28-inch HG blower for wet/dry industrial cleaning, 18-yard debris body, telescoping boom and 600-gallon water tank will service the company’s Rock Hill, S.C., Hopewell, Va., and LaGrange, Ky., locations.

GapVax launches anniversary website

GapVax launched its redesigned website,, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The easy-to-navigate site includes equipment, parts and contact information.


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