Industry News - November 2019

Advanced Drainage Systems acquires Infiltrator Water Technologies

Advanced Drainage Systems announced the acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies for approximately $1.08 billion from an affiliate of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other stockholders. Infiltrator has been a long-standing supplier and customer of ADS for more than 15 years. In a press release, Scott Barbour, ADS president and CEO, says, “This acquisition will allow us to offer an enhanced suite of water management solutions to a broader set of customers and expand our addressable opportunity in the attractive and related onsite septic business.”

COXREELS announces new shipping program

COXREELS has launched a shipping program called Coxreels Ship Ready. With more than 80 SKUs included, the program ships all confirmed orders the next business day after the order is placed. The maximum that can be ordered on a purchase order is 10 per SKU per order.

Liberty Pumps names new president

Liberty Pumps named Robyn Brookhart as president. She replaces Charlie Cook who will remain CEO and chairman. She has been with the company for 22 years and has served in a variety of positions including sales and marketing, customer service and manufacturing. Most recently she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, a position she will retain.

SJE-Rhombus and CSI Controls partner with Contractor Rewards

SJE-Rhombus and CSI Controls are partnering with Contractor Rewards starting Aug. 6. Contractor Rewards is a loyalty program company that partners with brands to reward qualified purchases. It is a free program and open to contractors, plumbers, septic system installers and trade contractors in the U.S. Invoices must be submitted online or via email within 60 days to earn points.

Stellar Industries names new product manager

Stellar Industries named Tim Worman as a new product manager. Worman will be responsible for the planning, organizing and controlling of the hook lift, cable hoist and American Eagle accessory product lines from conceptual stages through product life. Worman has a background in engineering, product management, business development and sales leadership from over more than 30 years in the truck equipment industry.

Jackel launches pumps and unveils new logo

Jackel launched its initial offering of sump and sewage pumps and unveiled its new logo and brand image in September. It now offers sump and sewage pumps and pump systems in addition to its existing basin and check valves. The company also announced it has a new branding strategy, revealing a new logo and colors. According to a release, Craig Nowicki, president and CEO, says, “These changes are part of our strategy to present a consistent image across all products and distribution channels.”

Ameri-Can Engineering announces new owners

Ameri-Can Engineering announced its third generation of family ownership with the introduction of Keegan and Elizabeth Campbell as the new owners of the company. They started with Ameri-Can Engineering in 2008 and have worked with David Harling in all aspects of the business. With the change, Harling will become chairman emeritus.

Full In Partners makes growth investment in ServiceCore

ServiceCore announced that growth equity investor Full In Partners agreed to acquire a significant interest in the company to enable ServiceCore to continue its rapid growth and expansion. ServiceCore empowers more than 350 companies across the liquid waste industry to better manage their routing, scheduling, accounting and invoicing.

Infinity Trailer starts retail operation

Infinity Trailer started a retail operation, Infinity Trailer Parts. It was created to provide replacement parts for portable restroom trailers to customers and dealers. The parts are accessible for purchase through the Infinity Trailer Parts website The website also provides information, such as instructions on how to measure for a replacement door. Additional parts will be added depending on customer need.


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