Industry News: April 2019

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

Gradall Industries releases video featuring production, models and history
Gradall Industries released a new video providing an in-depth look at its Vacall family of products, including an up-close tour of Gradall’s New Philadelphia, Ohio, manufacturing facilities. The 12-minute video features the manufacturing processes that produce Vacall sewer cleaning, hydroexcavation, industrial vacuum and sweeper models. The video also includes a brief overview of the history of the Vacall models and a summary of the various AllJetVac, AllExcavate, AllSweep and AllVac machines, as well as Vacall’s new AllJet truck-mounted jetting machine. To view, visit

Avanti International announces pathway to Certified Grout Technician
Starting in April 2019, the first Grouting Certified Technician course will be conducted at Avanti International’s headquarters in Webster, Texas. The course will certify competence in knowledge of solution grouts, application of best practices to seal the collections system from infiltration of groundwater and exfiltration of sewerage, and stabilization of the sewer trench from further erosion of supporting soils. The two-day course titled Advanced Insitu Grout Chemistry & Best Practices — also known as Level 300 — provides grout technicians with both classroom and hands-on lab experiences to better equip them for decision-making in response to variable conditions such as soil types, temperature extremes and presence of groundwater. 

Jetstream of Houston enters distribution partnership with Diamond Technology Innovations
Jetstream of Houston announced an exclusive distribution partnership in the professional cleaning, surface prep and waterblasting industry with Diamond Technology Innovations, a manufacturer of water jet nozzles, cutting heads and related products. Under the terms of the 18-month agreement, Jetstream of Houston will sell and support Diamond Technology Innovations’ tetraCORE nozzle. Designed for use in a variety of high-pressure water jet cleaning and surface prep applications, tetraCORE nozzles produce a coherent jet stream that does not widen over use, ensuring consistent flow rates and optimal energy directed at the target areas for the entire life of the orifice.

CUES opens new sales and service center
CUES announced the grand opening of its newest sales and service center in New Castle, Delaware, just off the Interstate 95 corridor. The fully staffed and factory-certified center will provide CUES customers with direct access to customer service, loaner equipment support and new equipment sales. The new location features over 8,100 square feet of offices, inventory, shop and service space.


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