Industry News: February 2016

Catch up on the latest acquisitions, promotions and company milestones.
Industry News: February 2016
Eldon D. Jones, founder of Crysteel Mfg. and inventor of the Lo-Boy hoist.

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Crysteel Mfg. founder Eldon Jones passes away
Eldon D. Jones, founder of Crysteel Mfg. and inventor of the Lo-Boy hoist, died at age 90. Jones and his wife, Helen, launched the company in 1969. Today, Crysteel Mfg. has 160 employees and a network of more than 140 distributors across North America.

Walex hires regional account manager 
Walex hired Trevor Mullins as the company’s newest regional account manager. He previously served as an account executive for a Fortune 500 company.

CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group opens technical center
CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group (CEMG) opened a technical center in East Hartford, Connecticut. CEMG also has technical centers in Kearney, Nebraska; Weifang, China; and Pune, India, in addition to the CLARCOR Innovation Center in Columbia, Tennessee. Technical centers are equipped with the latest filtration development and testing capabilities.

Armstrong Equipment partners with Greenleaf
Armstrong Equipment formed a partnership with Greenleaf Inc. that includes Greenleaf’s exclusive line of GatorLock cam-lever hose couplings.

Arizona association names Golden Septic Tank recipient
Dawn Long, co-owner of American Septic Service in Sierra Vista, Arizona, received the 2016 Golden Septic Tank award from the Arizona Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association during its annual membership meeting in January. The award recognizes Long’s professional and educational contributions to the organization and onsite industry.

E-Pak Hires Northeast Sales Manager
E-Pak Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of containers and trailers, has hired John Tobolski as their northeast sales manager. Tobolski comes to E-Pak with over 30 years’ experience in the waste, scrap and environmental industries. Throughout his 30-plus years, Tobolski has worked at Wastequip as the plant operations manager for trailers, hoists, compactors and intermodals, as the national VP of sales for Rudco Products, as a commodities buyer/seller for Giordano Recycling and most recently at Benlee Trailers as their national sales manager. 


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