Industry News - March 2021

Industry News - March 2021

ITpipes welcomes new business development manager
Mark Grabowski has joined ITpipes as business development manager. As business development manager, he will oversee enhancing the customer experience, improving relationship marketing and managing the overall brand and marketing activities for the firm’s inspection software platform.

Ashland Pump announces name change, acquisition
Ashland Pump announced it acquired Water Source, a supplier of accessories and pumps for the sump, sewage and water systems markets. The Water Source team, currently located in Norwalk, Ohio, will be relocating to the Ashland, Ohio, facilities. Their key staff will remain with the company. In addition to the acquisition, Ashland Pump is also changing its corporate name to Ashland Water Group, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Grand opening of Renegade Equipment, Sales and Consulting
Mike Grieco announced the opening of his new business, Renegade Equipment, Sales and Consulting, based in Longmont, Colorado. The company is a specialized construction equipment, sales and rental-based company committed to servicing the needs of buyers and sellers throughout the process of acquiring or selling specialized equipment.

Vactor launches virtual tours
Vactor, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corp., announced the launch of contactless, virtual tours that offer customers a detailed and photorealistic viewing of equipment. The tours are now available for many of the company’s models, including the Vactor 2100i PD and the Vactor 2100i Fan, and are accessible through Vactor authorized dealers. The guided 3D tours leverage state-of-the-art software to develop high-quality and realistic digital models, allowing visitors to walk around the equipment and learn more about cutting-edge technology and features.

US Jetting’s Danielle Young passes away
US Jetting’s Danielle Young, 50, passed away on Dec. 16 after a long illness. She served as a sales representative for the company for 18 years. An avid animal lover, she is survived by her husband, Kevin. A celebration of life will be scheduled for a later date.

Custom Truck One Source to combine with Nesco
Custom Truck One Source has entered into an agreement to combine with Nesco, another leading provider of specialized truck and heavy equipment solutions including rental, sales and aftermarket parts and services. Together, the combined company will operate on a national scale with over 1,800 employees, 46 company-operated locations and a rental fleet that will be nearly double in size with almost 9,000 units and more than $1.3 billion in combined OEC. The company will also have more than 400 service technicians and 120 mobile service technicians available for support.

Vac-Con names new dealer for western Canada
Vac-Con announced that Westvac Industrial will be the exclusive dealer of Vac-Con products in western Canada, effective Jan. 1. Westvac, established in 1997, operates three divisions — lifts and automotive, fleet and fire — offering a range of products including heavy-duty lifts, wheel service equipment, sewer inspection equipment, hydroexcavators, refuse collection vehicles, street sweepers and fire apparatus. Westvac provides coverage from four locations all offering full maintenance, service, parts and training.

Wastequip acquires ContainerPros
Wastequip has acquired Carlsbad, California-based professional waste services company, ContainerPros. This acquisition enhances the existing cart assembly and delivery service offering provided by Wastequip’s Toter brand by adding a team with over 20 years of experience in providing cart assembly, delivery and maintenance services for waste haulers and municipalities. Additionally, the acquisition lays the groundwork for Wastequip to include the repair and refurbishment of steel containers as part of its service offering. ContainerPros’ founding partners, Mark Merhab and Gary Lima, will remain with the company. 


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