Industry News: December 2018

A roundup of recent industry news exclusively for sewer and drain cleaning professionals

StoneAge welcomes new sales team member
StoneAge announced that Yea-bin Jo joined the sales team and will support its customers and dealers in Japan and South Korea. She comes from SUNGBO Hydro Engineering with a background in international trade and is proficient in translation and interpretation.

ServiceTitan announces acquisition of JaRay Software
ServiceTitan acquired JaRay Software, an all-in-one service business management system based in Wichita, Kansas. Going forward, JaRay customers will be given the choice to opt in to ServiceTitan’s software.

Stake Center Locating and S&N Locating Services combine operations
Stake Center Locating and S&N Locating Services have combined operations under the Stake Center Locating name, reflecting the company’s full focus on utility locating services. The company, based in Kernersville, North Carolina, named Tony Belford president of operations and business development, and Debbie Scott will serve as chief financial officer.

Rotunda Capital Partners acquires majority stake in MacQueen Equipment
Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in MacQueen Equipment. The investment will provide for the continued growth and expansion of one of the leading Federal Signal, Pierce, Oshkosh and Heil dealers in the United States. The management team at MacQueen will retain a significant equity interest and will continue leading the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Trio-Vision licensed to use Envirosight technology
Trio-Vision announced it has secured a license from Envirosight to manufacture and market manhole camera inspection devices that incorporate certain technologies and methods patented by Envirosight. The inspection products will be developed and sold worldwide under the product brand name of XPlorer.

HammerHead Trenchless and Per Aarsleff announce partnership
HammerHead Trenchless, based in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, and Per Aarsleff Pipe Technology, of Aarhus, Denmark, have signed a long-term, strategic partnership agreement that includes plans for HammerHead Trenchless to produce and distribute the Bluelight LED Curing System for CIPP to markets outside of Europe and Russia. 

URACA celebrates 125th anniversary
Founded in 1893, URACA got its start when the company developed a 3.5 hp horizontal gasoline engine to drive machine tools. The piston engine became the foundation for generations of plunger pumps, along with innovation and solving technological challenges, that drive the company forward to this day. Along with test pumps, today’s applications range from steel descaling to the production of urea, as well as many solutions using high-pressure cleaning, especially for the inside of tanks and vessels.

WJTA announces new editions of recommended practices, orange book
WJTA announced the availability of the new third edition of the Recommended Practices for the Use of Industrial Vacuum Equipment and the new Hydroblaster Orange Book. The vacuum recommended practices cover liquid vacuum trucks, liquid ring trucks, sewer cleaner combo machines, hydro or pneumatic excavators, and air movers. The Hydroblaster Orange Book is a pocket-sized version of the Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment and includes the same information and illustrations that appear in the original full-sized manual.


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