Industry News - March 2023

NLB opens branch in United Kingdom

NLB opened a dedicated branch facility in the U.K. on Dec. 1. The company’s new Darlington, England-based facility, and its abundance of available transport links, is well-located to serve NLB customers throughout the U.K. With close to 25,000 square feet of workshop, office and yard space, the branch will house a range of NLB pump units for quick sale or rental, an increased inventory of accessories, and spare parts with room to conduct water jet demonstrations and customer training sessions. Large roll-up garage doors will make it easy for customers to bring units in for service support. The move from a shared location to a dedicated facility, with more space and increased staffing, will help NLB respond even more quickly to European demand, and reduce service times and give customers’ personnel access to U.K.-based training.

General Pipe Cleaners names Grieb assistant national sales manager

General Pipe Cleaners, a division of General Wire Spring, has named Angela Grieb assistant national sales manager. During her 17 years with General, she expanded and diversified her position as executive sales coordinator by updating and modernizing company administrative practices, maintaining key customer contacts and participating in sales and marketing efforts. A graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Grieb previously served in production, shipping, sales and marketing positions with two other manufacturers. 

“We wanted the person who would be the absolute best choice for the job, and Angela checked all the boxes,” Dave Dunbar, national sales manager, says in a release. “She knows the product, she knows the industry, she knows the sales reps, and she knows how to get things done at General.”

Super Products celebrates its 50th anniversary 

Super Products celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Over the past 50 years, Super Products has grown from a small manufacturing company to a nationally recognized supplier of vacuum trucks. Super Products was founded at the end of 1972 by Lionel Moore, Charles O’Bryan and Tom Flynn. The company’s first Supersucker industrial vacuum loader was manufactured in 1973, followed by the Camel combination sewer cleaner in 1976. In 1981, Super Products was sold to Inductotherm, followed by Specialized Industries LP in 2005, before being acquired by Alamo Group in 2014. Today, the company produces five different vacuum truck product lines and employs over 180 people across the country. Super Products is headquartered in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and has a broad network of sales representatives supporting contractors, dealers supporting municipalities and, after expanding into the rental market in 2011, nine rental facilities supporting short- and long-term rentals, parts and service.

2023 grout school dates announced

Avanti Grout, CUES and Logiball are partnering for their annual two-day Municipal Sewer Grout School in Tavares, Florida. An emphasis will be placed on grouting, grouting safety, operating the equipment, testing and troubleshooting equipment, making sure the chemical grout mix has the right mixture and determining how much grout is used per joint or lateral. The classes are suitable for all experience levels. The school will present technical information on lateral and mainline test and seal packer operation and maintenance, mixing and optimizing AV-100 acrylamide grout performance, review and demonstration of new NASSCO/ICGA grout specifications, live infiltration and grout sealing demos, and new grout testing and monitoring information and methods. To register, go to


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