News About Sewer Equipment and RIDGID

Recent industry news exclusively for sewer and drain cleaning professionals

Sewer Equipment celebrates 82 years
Dixon, Illinois- based Sewer Equipment is celebrating 82 years of business this year. The company began in 1941 in a garage in Park Ridge, Illinois, by H.T. O’Brien with a simple idea of a tool to unclog kitchen sinks. In the 1970s, the second generation of the O’Brien family developed several machines in Chadwick, Illinois. The company has continued to evolve, developing safe, simple and reliable solutions for municipalities, plumbers and industrial contractors. This past June, Sewer Equipment manufactured its 10,000th unit, a Sewer Equipment Co. of America Model 900 ECO combination sewer cleaner truck, a production milestone highlight.

RIDGID employees donate food and personal care Items
RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, and its employees donated more than 400 food and personal care items to Elyria, Ohio-based Pioneer Freedge as part of a donation drive sponsored by Mosaic, an Emerson employee resource group focused on serving the community, celebrating diversity and creating an inclusive work environment for people working away from their home location. The Freedge, located at the Elyria Public Library South Branch, is a place where people can leave surplus food items for others to take, reducing food waste and promoting community connections.


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