Industry News - May 2021

Industry News - May 2021

W.E. Rawson adds Joiner as marketing services manager
Jennifer Joiner has joined W.E. Rawson’s group of companies Applied Felts, MaxLiner USA and FerraTex Solutions as marketing services manager. In this new role, her responsibilities will be market development, new product promotion and maintaining a positive experience with current and prospective customers. She brings over 13 years’ experience in CIPP for the water and wastewater pipeline rehabilitation industry. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting with a minor in business management and is a licensed commercial and residential general contractor.

Vermeer enters distribution agreement with BRON
Vermeer signed a distribution agreement with BRON that gives the manufacturer of utility track plows and plow attachments the rights to sell its products through Vermeer industrial dealers worldwide. The agreement establishes Vermeer dealerships as the exclusive distributor for two of BRON’s tracked utility plows in the 200 hp and 300 hp class and provides them the ability to sell the line of BRON utility plow attachments.

NuFlow welcomes VP of product development
NuFlow Technologies welcomed Jim Foresi as NuFlow’s vice president of product development. Foresi was most recently VP of product development at TriLumina. Previous positions include roles at Sandia National Laboratories and Emcore. Foresi has a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Boston University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Vac-Con manufactures its 9,000th unit
Vac-Con announced it manufactured its 9,000th truck build since its founding in 1986. The milestone came just before the close of 2020 and is a source of pride for the approximately 300 employee-owners at the operation. In honor of the accomplishment, a custom T9K — Truck 9,000 — logo was created and will be used throughout 2021 on various employee and marketing pieces.

Neighborly experiences network growth in 2020
Neighborly, a franchisor of 28 home-service brands, ended 2020 with 382 new franchise agreements awarded, setting new records for signed agreements in three quarters. Neighborly’s presence consists of 4,500 franchises representing 28 total brands across nine countries.

HammerHead Trenchless announces leadership transition 
Jeff Gabrielse has been named managing director of HammerHead Trenchless, assuming leadership of the HammerHead brand within the newly formed Rehabilitation and Replacement division of The Toro Co. Gabrielse will be overseeing the HammerHead R&R business, continuing its focus on delivering innovative trenchless equipment and solutions for the water, wastewater and gas markets. 


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