Industry News - December 2013

Industry News - December 2013
Coxreels launches new website

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EQT Infrastructure acquires Synagro

EQT Infrastructure acquired Synagro Technologies for $465 million, eliminating the company’s $200 million outstanding debt. The new capital structure provides Synagro with the flexibility to pursue growth opportunities, including construction of a bio-recycling center in southwest Florida. The $4.3 million facility in Charlotte County is scheduled to be operational the first quarter of 2014.

Imperial Industries names West Coast distributor

Imperial Industries selected Armstrong Equipment of Santa Fe Spring, Calif., to represent its self-contained, slide-in product group, including portable restrooms and grease units, in the western portion of the United States.

Coxreels launches new website

Coxreels launched its revamped website, The site features a streamlined user interface and tools for product searches and selection, as well as literature and catalogs.

Keith Huber names sales representative

Keith Huber Corp. named David Briant industrial sales representative for the vacuum truck market in the Northeastern United States.

Septic Maxx moves to new facilities

Septic Maxx moved to its new 5,400-square-foot office facility in Delray Beach, Fla. The 1-year-old company, which began manufacturing all-natural bacteria and enzyme products for consumer septic systems, has expanded into commercial and industrial sales in Europe and Canada.

TBEI names vice president of sales and marketing

Truck Bodies and Equipment International named Henry Bell to the newly created position of vice president, sales and marketing, for all TBEI brands.

Jack Doheny merges with Jet-Vac

Jack Doheny Companies completed its merger with business affiliate Jet-Vac in Wharton, N.J. The merger provides financial and managerial support, enabling the company to be more responsive to customers in the Northeast. Ty Rose was named general manager for the 15,000-square-foot, eight-bay Wharton facility. Groundbreaking is scheduled for spring that will double the size of the service center and triple the size of its parts department. JDC has sold sewer cleaning, DOT-certified vacuum trucks, pipeline inspection and other related equipment since 1972.

Groups work to reduce non-flushable products

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have joined together to reduce the burden on non-flushable disposable products in the wastewater system. The associations believe that rigorous product assessment before making a flushable claim, along with improved product labeling, would significantly reduce the amount of non-flushable items in the sewer system. To assist companies with product flushability assessments and to provide guidance on proper labeling, INDA and its European counterpart EDANA released a code of practice for manufacturers and marketers of wipes and other disposable nonwoven products that determine proper product labeling.

SJE-Rhombus hosts training session

SJE-Rhombus held a training session in September for 23 attendees representing distributors, installers and manufacturer representatives. The event at the company’s manufacturing headquarters in Detroit Lakes, Minn., focused on on-site control products, basic electrical theory with multimeters, component overview, control panel overview, panel configuration, control panel assembly, operation and troubleshooting, floatless technology, best installation practices and a plant tour.

Martin Engineering acquires TNJ Industries

Martin Engineering acquired TNJ Industries, an Arizona-based company specializing in dust management for crushing and conveying of mined materials. The acquisition broadens Martin’s line of dust control products.


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