Industry News: February 2021

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

Mike Mushinski
Mike Mushinski

Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain recap 2020
Waco, Texas-based brands Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain capped off 2020 filled with expansion, new programs, awards and more, underscoring the essential demand for both companies. Restoration 1 awarded 40 new locations, expanded into West Virginia, Utah, South Dakota and the District of Columbia, and ended the year awarding 350 locations to date across 43 states. bluefrog Plumbing + Drain awarded six new locations, entered Virginia, and is now servicing eight states. Additional 2020 highlights included Restoration 1’s naming Sherry Rose as COO and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain naming Mike Mushinski as president.

Draincables Direct is now DCD
Starting in January, Draincables Direct underwent a name change and is now known as DCD. The company has expanded its product line to include larger drain cleaning machines known as the Valor Series, as well as offering drain cleaning replacement parts, blades, cutters, video inspection equipment, and jetter hoses and nozzles. DCD will continue to provide the same product and services, direct from the manufacturer.

CLADLINER brand transitions to Epoxytec
Effective Jan. 1, Epoxytec’s management is offering CLADLINER branded products with the following name changes and Epoxytec’s branding: CLADLINER transitioning to Epoxytec Mortartec Cladliner, CLADSTOP 1 transitioning to Epoxytec Hydrxx-1, CLADSTOP 3 transitioning to Epoxytec Hydrxx-3, and CLADRESTORE transitioning to Epoxytec Mortartec Silicate. Also, CLADSEAL will transition to Epoxytec Uroseal 45V, and once transitioned to the Uroseal 45V, it will be available in grey only. The transition period is expected to take months to complete. Until all inventory is gone, there may be occurrences when the CLADLINER brand will still be sold.

InfoSense approved vendor through Texas cooperative
InfoSense is now an approved H-GACBuy vendor through the Houston-Galveston Area Council Cooperative Purchasing Program. This allows participating member cities, counties and other local government agencies to eliminate the bidding process and save time and cost associated with placing bids. H-GAC vendors must go through the competitive procurement process and abide by competitive procurement laws to be approved. 


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