Industry News: May 2016

The latest roundup of industry news exclusively for sewer and drain cleaning professionals. Track the industry's movers and shakers, learn about company acquisitions, get the skinny on new products and more.
Industry News: May 2016

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Under Pressure Systems owner passes away
Eugene “Gene” Raymond Valentine, owner of Under Pressure Systems, passed away May 16. Valentine, 78, is survived by his wife, Cynthia Jane (Chenevey) Valentine, and children Daniel (Suzzane) Valentine, Shelly (Dave) Parrott, David (Deena) Valentine and Christopher Valentine.

GapVax names sales rep
GapVax named Terry Brown sales representative for the southeast territory. He has 25 years of experience in operations, construction and business development in the utility and gas markets.

Sioux Corporation electric pressure washers receive hazardous-use certification (Sioux-electric-pressure-washer)
Sioux Corporation all-electric pressure washers and steam cleaners received approval for Class I, Division 1, Group C and D, and Class II, Division I, Group F and G hazardous environments.

RauschUSA adds MME to distributor network
RauschUSA added Municipal Maintenance Equipment of Sacramento, California, to its family of authorized distributors. With four locations, MME serves contractors and municipalities in California and Nevada.

Jack Doheny Companies to become exclusive dealer for RapidView IBAK
Jack Doheny Companies will become the exclusive dealer of RapidView IBAK pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment in Florida. Jack Doheny Companies maintains facilities in Orlando and Miami and will provide sales, support, service and training throughout the state.

HammerHead adds coating system, cleaning tool
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, a Charles Machine Works company, added the Picote Pipe Coating System and Picote Smart Spider pipe cleaning tool to its Picote product line.

NexTraq partners with Fleetio
NexTraq and Fleetio have partnered to streamline fleet management processes for its customers and reduce operational costs. Through the partnership, NexTraq will automatically update the current odometer reading once per day for each Fleetio-mapped vehicle.

VE Group to coordinate sales for TRIC Tools
VE Group will coordinate sales for TRIC Tools in the Southeast region of the United States. VE Group also represents TRIC in Mexico, Latin America and South America.

Dwyer Group names board member
Imran Jooma joined the board of directors for the Dwyer Group. In his new appointment, Jooma will work with current board members to guide activities at Dwyer Group and the company’s family of service brands.

Trelleborg Pipe Seals signs agreement with Statoil
Trelleborg Pipe Seals’ offshore operation in Norway signed a six-year framework agreement with Statoil for the supply of Elastopipe, Passive Fire Protection and Thermal Insulation (Vikotherm R2, S1 and P7).


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