Industry News - August 2020

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for sewer and drain cleaning professionals

Industry News - August 2020

Boss Industries names new director of engineering
Todd Hudson, president of Boss Industries, announced Richard Miltenberger as the company’s new director of engineering. Miltenberger’s resume has an extensive list of rotary screw manufacturers, and he worked at Boss Industries in its early years.

WJTA launches hands-on hydro blaster training
In response to the need for standardized hydroblasting training and credentials, the WaterJet Technology Association has launched a Hydroblaster Operator Certification Program. The program is based on the association’s Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment, which has been the industry’s primary reference for safe and effective hydroblasting operations in North America and beyond since the mid-1980s. To ensure consistency of training delivery, the WJTA will approve master trainers to oversee the program. Master trainer responsibilities include instructing and evaluating the verified trainers, conducting audits of Field Verification training sessions, approving Verified Training Sites and providing ongoing training program development in alignment with the WJTA’s industry best practices.

Hino Trucks presents scholarship to class of 2020 recipient
Hino Trucks announced the recipient of the 2020 Hino Motors Novi Educational Foundation scholarship. This is the second year of a 10-year, $25,000 program. The winner, Vinaayak Puliyadi, was chosen based on his submission essay about what leadership means to him, as well as extracurricular activities and being admitted to a college or university in the fall. Puliyadi plans to attend Penn State University to study mechanical engineering. 


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