Industry News - December 2020

Industry News - December 2020

Robert Goldschmidt named president of Roto-Rooter 
Robert Goldschmidt was named president of Roto-Rooter Services Corp. He succeeds Rick Arquilla, who is retiring at the end of the year. Goldschmidt currently serves as executive vice president, a role he has held since 2015. As president, he will oversee operations, national sales, call centers and corporate merger and acquisition activities. He will also provide guidance to the company’s manufacturing division and franchising network.

NCPI introduces operations and maintenance handbook
The National Clay Pipe Institute has published a comprehensive manual for cleaning and maintaining any sanitary sewer system. The handbook includes SOP derived from NCPI’s Kent Carlson’s more than 30 years of experience with the city of Los Angeles, and a guide to the use of aggressive cleaning techniques to achieve the goals of the CMOM program and reduce SSOs. The full handbook is available on the home page of the NCPI website,, or printed copies are available from NCPI member companies.

Roll-Kraft offers new online resource center
Roll-Kraft announced the addition of a comprehensive, easily accessible resource center to its website. Now all of Roll-Kraft’s technical articles and videos, along with handy calculators and informative e-books, are housed in the new resource center. Visitors can quickly and easily filter information by topic and content type, and refine searches with keywords to locate the resources they need.

RIDGID and Greenlee bring experts in JobSite Live series
Emerson’s RIDGID and Greenlee brands are putting its experts in front of people everywhere with JobSite Live, a new virtual event series that gives professionals the chance to interact with their peers and ask questions about everything related to the skilled trades. The series kickedoff with a RIDGID Instagram Live event dedicated to the latest trends in diagnostic and monitoring technologies, including RIDGID cameras with TruSense technology. The interactive question-and-answer format allowed viewers to learn how certain tools can help them work more efficiently on the job site.

IPEX opens Illinois distribution center
IPEX held a grand opening of its new Joliet distribution center, southwest of the Chicago metropolitan area. The new facility has a starting size of 50,000 square feet, with a possible expansion to over 200,000 square feet, increasing IPEX’s available warehouse space in the region, bringing more products closer to customers and end users.

ServiceTitan and Kinetico announce partnership
ServiceTitan announced a partnership with Kinetico, a global manufacturer of residential and commercial water softeners, drinking water systems and specialty filters. Kinetico’s systems are distributed through independent water treatment dealers in more than 100 countries. 

NLB hires James Lobusch
NLB Corp. hired James Lobusch as capital sales representative. Lobusch will be based in NLB’s LaPorte, Texas, office and be responsible for equipment sales in a multiple state territory. Lobusch brings with him over 25 years’ experience in the selling and client servicing of waterjetting equipment. 


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