Industry News - January 2021

Industry News - January 2021

Moro USA launches new website

Moro USA announced the launch of its new e-com-merce website, The site offers a mobile-friendly shopping experience to help customers easily locate vacuum pumps, rebuild kits, tank parts, accessories and much more from anywhere. Features and benefits of the new site include a large variety of pumps and various other products at competitive prices, new products added weekly, and OEM pricing for registered dealers. Browse to receive a quote, register as an OEM or to place an order.

Industry veteran Hank Vanderveen passes away

Hendrik “Hank” Vanderveen, a nearly 50-year veteran on the manufacturing side of the liquid waste industry and 2016 winner of the Ralph Macchio Lifetime Achievement Award, from COLE Publishing, passed away Nov. 10. He was 83 years old.

Vanderveen had been employed as national vacuum tank product manager at Amthor International since 2007. Previously he worked for Lely Mfg., Rovac Pump & Supply and Jay’s Waste.

Vanderveen was known far and wide as one of the wastewater industry’s nicest guys, according to COLE founder Bob Kendall. And he was a fixture at the Pumper & Cleaner Expo, now the WWETT Show, for generations.

“Everyone liked Hank. He was one of those guys you just enjoyed seeing,” Kendall said. “Always with a friendly smile, something nice to say and a willingness to help in any way. His attitude toward the industry was the same, lending his knowledge and experience to help solve problems.”

Vanderveen, of Wilson, North Carolina, is survived by his wife, Cheri Ridall Vanderveen, five children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be planned at a future date.

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks Launches New Website

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks announced the launch of its new website, The company’s truck inventory and parts store are now only a click away. Individual pages for FlowMark’s wide selection of vacuum trucks outline configuration options and a comprehensive list of each truck’s standard features. In the FlowMark Parts Store, customers can quickly place orders for common equipment like hoses, vacuum pumps, valves, water pumps, bare pumps or rebuild/replacement parts. Users can simply add parts and equipment to their shopping cart and pay using an online e-commerce checkout process.

ClearPathGPS expands management team

ClearPathGPS expanded its management team with several software-industry experts. Heather Burleson joins the company as vice president of sales. Jill Bender is the company’s new director of marketing. Kelsey Jones joins as director of customer success.

Vacuum Truck Rentals launches online marketplace

Vacuum Truck Rentals announced a new digital platform for selling pre-owned equipment. Vac Truck Depot, which is managed by Vacuum Truck Rentals, offers a single online source for individuals and businesses looking to purchase pre-owned equipment. Available inventory includes liquid vacs, combination units, air machines, rolloffs, hydroexcavators, camera vans, road tractors, trailer units, sewer inspection equipment and more.

Hino Trucks announces Project Z zero-emissions plan

Hino Trucks’ Project Z outlines the company’s development path to zero-emissions vehicles in class 4 to class 8. A live, virtual event showcased the lineup of zero-emissions trucks formed by partnerships with technology leaders in advanced electrification drive systems. Some of the ZEV products include a battery-electric class 7 tractor with Hexagon Purus’ full electric drive system, and a Hino XL Series class 8 box truck powered by Xos Trucks’ X-Pack battery and electric drive system. Over the coming months, Hino Trucks will unveil more details about the technologies and vehicles to come out of Project Z.

Mainline Sales joins SJE Rhombus as new rep for Nevada

Mainline Sales is SJE Rhombus’ new manufacturer’s representative for the state of Nevada. Mainline Sales has nearly 40 years’ experience as a manufacturers’ representative firm covering California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. They serve the following markets: commercial and residential plumbing, mechanical, fire protection, industrial, irrigation, and water and sewer waterworks. Mainline operates multiple distribution centers located in Anaheim, California, San Diego, Sacramento, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

BioMicrobics receives Global Company of the Year award

Based on its recent analysis of the global decentralized water and wastewater treatment market, Frost & Sullivan recognized BioMicrobics with the 2020 Global Company of the Year award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents a Company of the Year award to an organization that demonstrates excellence in growth strategy and implementation in its field. The award recognizes a high degree of innovation with products and technologies and the resulting leadership in customer value and market penetration.   


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