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Industry News: Kenney Named Franklin Electric President
Franklin Electric appointed Donald Kenney as president, North America Water Systems.

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Kenney named Franklin Electric president
Franklin Electric appointed Donald Kenney as president, North America Water Systems. He is responsible for all aspects of the NAWS business that supports the sale of Franklin Electric products in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America.

Telular launches new fleet management portal from SkyBitz
Telular launched a new fleet management portal and mobile app from Sky Bitz Local Fleets. The Ops Center portal and app deliver GPS tracking features and data including vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage reports.

Hi-Vac hires industrial sales manager
Hi-Vac hired Dennis Zorn as the western territory sales manager. He has more than 30 years of experience specifically with industrial vacuum systems, bulk material handling and process automation.

Pik Rite president wins award
Pik Rite president Elvin Stoltzfus has been named 2017 Small Business Person of the Year in Pennsylvania by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Felling Trailers earns ISO 9001 in Minnesota locations
Felling Trailers received ISO 9001:2015 certification for its quality management system at its Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and Litchfield, Minnesota, operations. The certification process included a detailed assessment of the company’s facilities.

COXREELS exceeds recommended salt spray testing hours
COXREELS exceeded 20 percent more hours than the recommended industry standard for salt spray testing for anti-corrosion coatings, the company announced. An independent lab test measured the corrosion and UV resistance of its powder-coated materials.

Hino Trucks adds dealers to Certified Ultimate network
Hino Trucks named new dealers selected as Certified Ultimate in its dealer excellence program. The dealerships are: H.K. Truck Services, Plainfield, New Jersey; Bentley Truck Services, New Castle, Delaware; Lynch Truck Center, Waterford, Wisconsin; Matheny Motor Truck, Mineral Wells, West Virginia; and Industrial Power Truck & Equipment, Fort Worth, Texas.

SJE-Rhombus receives ESOP award
SJE-Rhombus was awarded the 2017 ESOP Company of the Year award for the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the ESOP Association. The award is presented to one of over 100 employee-owned companies in the local chapter for displaying a strong commitment to employee ownership and promotion of the benefits and unique culture common among successful employee-owned companies.

Armstrong Equipment announces new equipment
Armstrong Equipment, based in Santa Fe Springs, California, announced it now stocks Baja Designs LED lighting solutions.


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