Industry News: December 2018

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GPS Insight integrates with FieldPulse
Field service software provider FieldPulse partnered with GPS Insight to provide in-depth fleet tracking and fleet management features for its platform. Through this integration, FieldPulse users will be able to track their company vehicle locations directly from the FieldPulse dashboard.
FieldPulse serves as a digital hub for contractors, allowing them to manage their entire business through a single web and mobile application. FieldPulse helps contractors go digital by combining customer management, estimates and invoicing, digital signatures and payments, scheduling and dispatching, GPS tracking, time sheets, and more.


Tank Holding acquires Bushman Water tank line
Tank Holding acquired Bushman USA’s water tank product line, and all the related assets, from Channell Commercial of Temecula, California. Channell launched the Bushman product line in 2009, and its market focus is primarily rainwater harvesting solutions for residential, commercial, and municipal applications. Tank Holding, which includes the brands of Norwesco, Snyder Industries, Bonar Plastics, and Stratis Pallets, is owned by Leonard Green & Partners and the management team, and currently operates 22 manufacturing plants employing approximately 650 people throughout North America.


Bo Bowditch joins Lock America as security consultant
Veteran security consultant Bo Bowditch has joined the sales team at Lock America. He has more than 30 years serving clients in the OEM market and for industries such as petroleum marketing, EMS and vending. Lock America is based in Corona, California.



PolyJohn’s international director retires

Vernon Hills, managing director of PolyJohn International in Wetherby, England, retired at the end of 2018. Michael Cooper, president of PolyJohn Enterprises in Whiting, Indiana, made the announcement saying, “After successfully heading up our international division for more than 25 years, Vernon is taking a well-deserved retirement to spend more time with his family. If not for Vernon, PolyJohn would not have an international sales division. The entire PolyJohn family owes him a huge debt of gratitude, and we wish him well in his retirement.” Hills founded PolyJohn International in partnership with Cooper’s father, Ed Cooper, in 1992 with the mission of representing and selling PolyJohn products around the world. Today the company serves customers in 45 countries.
PolyJohn International will continue to serve current customers and introduce PolyJohn products to new markets around the globe. “We are extremely pleased that the entire staff at the international office will carry on the great work that Vernon started," Cooper says.
Cooper also announced that Harold Clemens will assume the role of managing director at PolyJohn International. Clemens was previously PolyJohn’s director of international marketing.



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