Industry News: Aug. 2, 2017

A roundup of recent 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: Aug. 2, 2017

HOBAS Pipe USA recently invested in a custom-manufactured water jet saw at its Houston plant.

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HOBAS Pipe USA makes infrastructure investments
HOBAS Pipe USA recently invested in a custom-manufactured water jet saw at its Houston plant to allow for more precise control of centrifugally cast, fiberglass-reinforced polymer mortar fittings. Cutting is done in a wet environment so no dust is generated as with past methods.

Plastics Pipe Institute award winners announced
The Plastics Pipe Institute announced its winners for the Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program. Winners were chosen based on outstanding service contributions and exceptional achievements showcasing beneficial uses of plastics in pipe applications. In total, four projects and five individuals were honored.

InfoSense SL-RAT inspection standard released
The American Society for Testing Materials recently released a new standard based on InfoSense’s Sewer Line Rapid Assessment Tool technology for inspecting gravity sewers. The standard F3220-17 provides a basis for municipal collections system operators, consulting engineers, and their associated contractors to work from when developing specifications for sewer cleaning and maintenance programs.

HammerHead Trenchless changes name
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment will now be referred to as HammerHead Trenchless to better summarize the full range of solutions it offers to the industry.

Subsite Electronics acquires R.S. Technical
Subsite Electronics announced the acquisition of the assets of R.S. Technical Services. The deal adds camera inspection capabilities to Subsite’s line of underground awareness solutions. Operations will continue in Petaluma, California, and Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and RST products will continue to be available through the current RST dealer network.

NASSCO joins UESI as charter member
The National Association of Sewer Service Companies was named as a charter organizational member of the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. UESI’s mission is to meet infrastructure challenges by reducing infrastructure project life cycle costs by 50 percent by 2025.

KNIPEX moves headquarters
KNIPEX Tools moved its headquarters to Buffalo Grove, Illinois, from its previous location in Arlington Heights. The new space is a renovated 53,200-square-foot combined office and warehouse facility.

Aries announces Municipal Sewer Grout School
Aries Industries’ Municipal Sewer Grout School will be held Sept. 13-14 at the company’s facility in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Attendees will learn how grouting can effectively stop groundwater infiltration into sewer collections systems. It is sponsored by Aries Industries, Avanti International and Logiball.


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