Industry News - January 2014

Industry News - January 2014
Chandler Equipment founder passes away

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Ellicott Dredges names Mexico distributor

Ellicott Dredges selected Makisur S.A. de C.V. as its distributor for dredge parts. The company also will provide technical and on-site support.

Franklin Electric relocates headquarters

Franklin Electric relocated to its new World Headquarters and Engineering Center in Fort Wayne, Ind. The 118,800-square-foot facility houses the company’s headquarters staff of 245 with room for future growth, as well as a 24,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art testing lab.

Federal Signal opens Tacoma rental center

Federal Signal Corp.’s Environmental Solutions Group opened an FS Solutions rental center in Tacoma, Wash. As the ninth FS Solutions rental center, the Lakewood location stocks parts and accessories for waterblasters and tools for specialized cleaning.

PressurePro partners with Velociti

Advantage PressurePro, developer of tire pressure monitoring systems, and TPMS technologies have partnered with Velociti, provider of technology deployment and networking technology products. Velociti will be an official installation provider for PressurePro products.

Tremcar Technologies names vice president

Tremcar Technologies named Andy Mulvey vice president, international. He will be responsible for developing the American market and share time between the company’s Calgary, Alberta, Can., headquarters and Strasburg, Ohio.

360 Products provides tank vent for restroom trailers

360 Products will provide JAG Mobile Solutions and Comforts of Home Services with holding tank fume extractors for installation in their luxury mobile restrooms, portable shower and specialty trailers.

JAG named restroom provider for President’s Cup

JAG Mobile Solutions was named the exclusive restroom trailer brand for the 2013 President’s Cup PGA golf tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. JAG provided the October tournament with 27 Cottage Series trailers.

Centrisys thickening centrifuge receives technology award

The no-polymer THK Thickening System from Centrisys received the 2013 Innovative Technology Award from the Water Environment Federation.

Vac2Go names manager, adds to fleet

Vac2Go named Jason Harville Southeast territory manager and added 2014 Guzzler Classics with HXX hydroexcavation packages to its fleet. The trucks, with 28-inch HG blower for wet/dry industrial cleaning, 18-yard debris body, telescoping boom and 600-gallon water tank will service the company’s Rock Hill, S.C., Hopewell, Va., and LaGrange, Ky., locations.

GapVax launches anniversary website

GapVax launched its redesigned website,, in celebration of its 25th anniversary. The easy-to-navigate site includes equipment, parts and contact information.

GapVax features Orange County Chopper at Expo

GapVax celebrated its 25th anniversary by commissioning a custom-built chopper motorcycle from Orange County Choppers. Unveiled in November, the bike’s fabrication was featured on the CMT Network in December as part of the new Orange County Choppers TV series. The customized motorcycle will be on display in Booth 6004 at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo International, Feb. 24-27. Paul Teutul Sr., founder of Orange County Choppers, also will be on hand.

Five Peaks opens warehouse in Mexico

Five Peaks opened a new warehouse in Veracruz, Mexico. The facility is the first outside of the United States for the company. The building includes administrative offices as well as an outside assembly and storage area. The distribution center will carry a complete line of products, including portable restrooms, sinks and deodorants.

Chandler Equipment founder passes away

Bobby Joe Chandler, founder of Chandler Equipment, passed away Sept. 27, 2013, at age 76. Working out of a warehouse in Springdale, Ark., in 1978, Chandler and his wife, Juanita (Faye), and nine employees began producing agricultural equipment, then grew the company every year. In 1992, Chandler added products for the vacuum tank industry. Retiring in 2007, Chandler turned over leadership to his son Jeff Chandler and grandson Chris Chandler, who continue to run the business.


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