Goulds Pump IP receives industry award

The XHD extra-heavy-duty lined slurry pump from Goulds Pump IP was chosen from among eight finalists as the most innovative pump, pumping system or other pump-related product introduced into the market within the last 12 months by the British Pump Manufacturers' Association. The pump is designed to allow mines and related operations to move heavy slurries with improved reliability at lower operating cost.

Target Logistics builds executive lodge

Target Logistics completed construction of the 100-room Judson Executive Lodge in Williams County, N.D. Rooms feature private bath, personal refrigerator, microwave, desk, wardrobe, individual climate control and daily housekeeping services. The lodge includes 24-hour security, fitness center, Internet café, meeting rooms and self-service laundry.

Romatec named representative of the year

Toronto-based Romatec was named Representative of the Year 2011 for North American sales by Hydro-Thermal Corp. of Waukesha, Wis. The
annual award is presented to the channel partner that demonstrates sales excellence and the characteristics of an engaged partner. Romatec had a 50 percent increase in sales for the year.

Radius Professional launches e-commerce

website

Radius Professional HDD Tools launched an e-commerce website at www.radiushdd.com. The site features rock bits, maxi-rig bits, housings, reamers, custom subs and connections.

Warren Rupp holds sales conference

Warren Rupp held its 2012 Blagdon Global Distributor Sales Conference in Limerick, Ireland. The theme for the two-day conference, attended by 50 distributors representing 20 countries, was "positioned for growth." Attendees received product information, sales training and a tour of the facility. The company also launched its new website, www.blagdonpump.com.

Ditch Witch presents service,

Chestnut awards

The Charles Machine Works Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment, presented the Superior Service and Support Excellence Award for 2011 to Kelly Clark and the Harold Chestnut Award to Jimmy Creecy, parts manager of Witch Equipment Co. The Chestnut Award is presented annually to the parts marketing manager who best exemplifies the enthusiasm, dedication and creativity that Harold Chestnut brought to his profession for 30 years.

Kemira establishes

research center in Alberta

Kemira opened a research and development projects laboratory in Alberta, Canada. Located on the campus of the University of Alberta, the laboratory will be an extension of Kemira's North American R & D, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

Atlas Copco

makes appointments,

opens facilities

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment named Brian Bieler vice president of business development. He was sales manager of Atlas Copco Rental. Atlas Copco Construction Mining Technique USA appointed Shane Roden product manager for GIA, named Matt Juth product manager for load/haul/dump and pedestal boom systems, named Matt Huntsman product manager for distributor parts and services and appointed Rhodes Barrett product specialist for blasthole drills.

Larry Drapeau was named store manager in Ludlow, Mass., Jerry Hackett was named sales representative for the Vista, Calif., store, Kevin House and Randy Shamy were named sales representatives for the Rocky Mountain store in Denver and Zuhra Dugumovic was named branch and rental administrator at the Sacramento, Calif., store.

Atlas Copco Compressors Product Co. opened a 96,000-square-foot
service and manufacturing facility in World Houston Park.

The service division for Atlas Copco's Construction Technique business unit also is operational. In addition to a 24-hour tech support hotline and 14 Atlas Copco stores, the division has opened five ISO 18001 certified refurbishment and service centers in California, Texas, Ohio, Georgia and a satellite hydraulic attachment shop in San Antonio.

ATL pillows

used in tanker cleanup

Pillow tanks from Aero Tec Laboratories were used by the New York City Fire Department in the cleanup of a fuel tanker accident. The truck, carrying 12,000 gallons of gasoline, rolled over while negotiating the Bruckner Interchange in Bronx, N.Y., spilling 1,700 gallons of fuel. Hazmat teams were able to safely transfer fuel from the leaking tanker to multiple bladders until it could be transported by a second tanker.

Dialight receives FPAL certification

Dialight, a leader in LED lighting technology, received oil and gas
industry supplier First Point Assessment (FPAL) certification. FPAL, a supplier management services solution provided by the Achilles Group, coordinates evaluations of UK, Dutch and Irish oil and gas suppliers, enabling purchasing members to comply with EU Utilities Procurement Directives.

SOR receives SIL certification

The SOR line of pressure, differential pressure, temperature, vacuum and level switches has been certified to IEC 61508 for use in SIL (safety integrity level) environments. Products were assessed by FM Approvals.

Thompson hosts 2012 Pumpology school

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. held its 22nd annual Pumpology school at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla. Fifty attendees from 19 states and three foreign countries participated in the three-day workshop, including training sessions for sales and service professionals in pumping fundamentals, dewatering and bypass applications, selecting the correct equipment, designing, installing and maintaining pumping systems and troubleshooting.

Legacy Building launches website

Legacy Building Solutions launched its customizable tension fabric structure website, www.
legacybuildingsolutions.com. The site includes building profiles, project photos, videos and downloadable literature.

Vacuworx adds Titan

Machinery to distributor network

Vacuworx added Titan Machinery to its distributor network. Based in Fargo, N.D., Titan carries Vacuworx's line of vacuum lifting machines in
Bismarck, Williston and Dickinson, N.D.

J&J Truck Equipment launches website

J&J Truck Equipment, a division of Somerset Welding & Steel, launched a products and services website, www.jjtruckequipment.com. The site also includes an in-stock inventory list and company newsletters.

D & W names business

development representative

D & W Diesel named John Schmitt business development representative for truck hydraulics. He will be responsible for sales and marketing of truck hydraulic systems and components, expanding D & W's existing capabilities in system design, installation and manufacturing.

PacTec names sales, marketing positions

PacTec hired Ken Bush as national sales director. He will manage domestic sales. The company also promoted Mike Sanchez to vice president of global sales and marketing. He has been with the company for 20 years. Jason Jennings was hired as a sales engineer and Candace Strickland was promoted to sales representative, covering Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado. GOMC


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