Industry News: December 2019

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

Jack Doheny Cos. changes its name
Jack Doheny Cos. changed its name to Jack Doheny Co. to reflect a single, uniform experience. The company stated that, no matter what location you use, a standard, premium experience will be provided. The company also updated its website to include a modern design, mobile-friendly features and a nationwide parts, tools and accessories store. 

USL Group acquires Logiball
USL Group has acquired Logiball, headquartered in Québec. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Logiball’s main product range is test-and-seal injection packers, which are used to confine and apply grouts for the repair of points of water ingress and egress from pipes, such as leaking joints or cracks.

WWETT Show slated for Indianapolis in February
From Feb. 17 to 20, the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show will take place at the Indiana Convention Center. With new dates for 2020, the four-day trade show has over 100 education sessions and also offers business opportunities, collaboration with industry professionals, a slate of live demonstrations, exposure to cutting-edge technology trends, and the latest product launches across multiple industry segments.

General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Spring’s new tools catalog
A new catalog from General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Spring features new, rugged drain cleaning tools and inspection equipment. Included in the catalog are a full line of cable drain cleaning machines, high-pressure water jets, sewer inspection cameras and pipe locators, water leak locators, pipe freeze kits, pipe thawing machines and more.

The Strong Co. completes ISO certification
Upon completion of an extensive quality system evaluation, The Strong Co. announced receipt of its ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification of quality management system standards reflects the company’s commitment to creating and maintaining quality processes that ensure consistency, visibility and accountability across its business operations to provide a total system of engineered products, specialized equipment and complete customer service.

MAB-PPI HDPE repair guide available
Published by the Municipal Advisory Board with assistance from the Plastics Pipe Institute, the “MAB Basic HDPE Repair Options,” MAB-4, details the various methods and steps for repairing a high-density polyethylene pipeline in the field. The document is available online free of charge at


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