Industry News - February 2013

Industry News - February 2013
General Pipe releases product catalog

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Xylem acquires Heartland Pump

Xylem acquired Heartland Pump Rental and Sales. Heartland, based in Carterville, Ill., has been a business partner with Godwin, a Xylem brand group, in dewatering pump rentals, services and systems design since 1995. Heartland has 100 employees with branches in Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Terms of the transaction were not announced.

Dixon acquires Eagle America

Dixon, manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories, acquired Eagle America. Established in 1979 and based in Warwick, R.I., Eagle manufactures gate and globe bellows seal valves. It will become a division of Dixon Manufacturing. Facilities, administrative offices and employees will remain in Rhode Island.

Hino approved for California hybrid incentive

The 2013MY Class 5 195h diesel electric cabover from Hino Trucks was approved by the California Air Resources Board as eligible for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). The program is designed to accelerate the deployment of hybrid and zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and vehicle technologies.

NLB expands product website

NLB expanded its website (, enabling users to search for specific equipment or by application. It includes application information, video demos, downloadable catalogs, spec sheets and application bulletins.

General Pipe releases product catalog

General Pipe Cleaners released a catalog of its power and manual drain cleaning equipment and accessories for clearing lines from 1 1/4 to 10 inches in diameter. The catalog can be viewed at

SJE-Rhombus names Thomas CEO

SJE-Rhombus named David Thomas chief operating officer following the retirement of Laurie Lewandowski. Thomas had been president/director of Standard Products. Lewandowski joined the company 31 years ago, serving as president, vice president of marketing, purchasing director and IT director. She has seen the company grow from a garage assembly operation to a global business with six locations and employee ownership.

Masport moves offices, manufacturing facility

Masport moved its offices and manufacturing operation to 6801 Cornhusker Highway, Lincoln, Neb. The larger location enables the company to improve technology and customer service. Phone and fax numbers are unchanged.

Lely's Morris passes away

Joseph Marion "Joe" Morris, 55, of Kenly, N.C., passed away on Nov. 17. He was employed at Lely Manufacturing as shop foreman/general manager and was a member of the Coon Hunt-ing Association. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn.

Norweco's Singulair Green receives ARM award

Norweco's Singulair Green tank took top honors in the global Large Product competition at the annual meeting of the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM). Winning products must demonstrate a significant new use of plastics, design ingenuity, cost effectiveness, performance improvements, manufacturing economics and energy savings. ARM is a worldwide trade association representing 200 member companies in 58 countries.


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