Industry News: August 2018

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.

InfoSense launches new website
InfoSense announced it launched its newly redesigned website. It features helpful resources and testimonials regarding acoustic inspection technology, with easy access to the latest news and upcoming events. 

Wastequip names new chief information officer
Mike Marchetti has been named the new chief information officer for Wastequip. In this role, Marchetti will lead the company’s information technology strategy to focus on enhancing security measures, integrating a number of disparate systems across the company to increase efficiency and reduce costs while identifying areas to leverage data and technology to grow the business. He brings more than 20 years of IT experience and leadership expertise to his role, and he most recently held the position of vice president of Truck Hero.

Mark Yanzo
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New appointments at Trelleborg pipe seals operation
Trelleborg’s pipe seals operation has strengthened its support team in America with the addition of four new personnel in sales and engineering. Mark Yanzo joins the company as national sales manager. He brings with him more than 20 years of sales and marketing experience, with previous positions at industrial manufacturing companies. Andrew Marshall and Tyler Welmon, responsible for the mid-Atlantic and West Coast respectively, joined the company as regional sales managers. And Robert Catlin was announced as process engineer.

TRIC Tools revises website to animate pipe bursting
TRIC Tools announced the rerelease of its new website,, with new animation featured for the X30 pipe bursting hydraulic ram. The animation is a collaboration with Trenchless Marketing, which will next feature the Municipal M100 hydraulic ram. The updated website is organized into eight sections that describe the company, what products and services they offer, and how TRIC Tools can assist in meeting your trenchless product needs.

Aquarius Spectrum and TaKaDu announce integration partnership 
Aquarius Spectrum and TaKaDu are collaborating to provide water utilities with a centralized, cloud-based solution for improved network efficiency, water loss reduction, and asset management. Based on big data analytics and tailored algorithms, TaKaDu’s Central Event Management solution is being integrated with Aquarius Spectrum’s automatic leak detection and monitoring system to detect, monitor, analyze, and manage faulty pipes, hidden leaks, and other anomalies in the water network.

Integration between the two systems enables users to receive two independent indications about the same problem in the same area, one from TaKaDu and one from Aquarius Spectrum. Using the centralized platform, operational teams can validate, track, prioritize, and resolve events more easily, in coordination with other departments in the organization. The combined solution facilitates follow-up action and provides management dashboards, actionable insights, and detailed reports for strategic decisions and budget planning.

2018 WJTA - IMCA Expo dates announced
The 2018 WJTA - IMCA Expo will be held Nov. 1-2 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Organized by the WaterJet Technology Association, the expo is a forum to connect contractors, asset owners, researchers, academics, and suppliers to improve safety, technology, and trade in the industry. Representatives from all related industry sectors will attend, including industrial, environmental, and municipal water-blast cleaning and field services; industrial and municipal vacuuming; coating removal and surface preparation; concrete removal; hydroexcavation; and related services.

Vac-Con expands dealer network
Vac-Con has expanded its Construction and Utility dealer network with the addition of Ring Power Utility Equipment Division, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. The Ring Power Utility Equipment Division will provide contractor end users with the rental and sales of the Vac-Con hydroexcavation product line for primary use in the construction industry.


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