Fit Tight partners with China distributor

Fit Tight Covers partnered with Ecrystal to sell and distribute its removable insulation covers in China. Ecrystal supplies products to the coal-fired power plant industry.

Plibrico names area sales manager

Plibrico Company named Shamus Crean area sales manager for its refractory materials division. He is experienced in ceramic engineering.

Knowledge Reservoir names vice president of production 

Knowledge Reservoir, an energy consulting company, named Dan Gualtieri vice president of product solutions. He has 20 years experience in the upstream gas and oil business, primarily in technical commercialization and business development.

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Pelican acquires Minnesota Thermal Science

Pelican Products, manufacturer of high-performance protective cases and portable lighting systems, acquired Minnesota Thermal Science, producer of temperature-controlled transportation products. MTS will merge with Pelican’s BioPharma division.

Rig Source appoints sales, service personnel

Rig Source named Joey Giannetto service manager for its Terramac rubber track carrier line and Bobby Dawson sales representative for the Terramac RT9. The company also named Becky Bludgen sales and marketing specialist.

Federal Signal opens rental, service center

Federal Signal Corp.’s Environmental Solutions Group opened an FS Solutions rental and service center in New Brunswick, N.J., as part of the company’s expansion of FS Solutions locations and service offerings. The ninth rental and service center stocks high-performance parts and accessories for Federal Signal’s Guzzler brand of vacuum trucks, Vactor vacuum excavators and Jetstream waterblasters.

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Ervin expands bottom dump trailer line

Ervin Equipment is expanding its line of new and used bottom dump, or belly dump, trailers, as well as other units in oil boom areas, mainly in the north central, south central and western states.

CST Storage receives certification

CST Storage received Canadian Welding Bureau certification, enabling it to provide welded structures in Canada certified to meet Level 2 of the Canadian welding code.

Elastec/American Marine, Kvichak form alliance

Elastec/American Marine and Kvichak Marine Industries, manufacturer of high-performance aluminum workboats, formed an alliance to better service customers of MARCO Filterbelt skimmer systems and Kvichak/MARCO oil spoil recovery vessels. Elastec/American Marine will be the exclusive replacement parts service provider of Filterbelt and Filterpad accessories.

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HammerHead hires communications firm

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment named business-to-business public relations firm Ellenbecker Communications its agency of record for all product lines. Ellenbecker will assist HammerHead’s marketing department with new product launches, press events, site and application stories.

Honda Power Equipment receives industry award

The Honda EB10000 industrial series portable generator received the 2012 Innovative Product Award from Rental Equipment Register magazine. The award recognizes excellence in new product development in the equipment rental industry.

PGE, Universal partner to advance natural gas usage

Pennsylvania General Electric Energy Company and Universal Well Services, a Patterson-UTI Energy company, partnered to convert hydraulic fracturing engines and pumps from diesel fuel to a blend of approximately 70 percent natural gas on a 16-pump operation this spring. The conversion is expected to reduce diesel fuel consumption by 750,000 gallons a year.

Hyundai Construction Equipment launches website

Hyundai Construction Equipment launched a new website, The site enables users to access spec information on various models of construction and forklift equipment, as well as download product brochures.

Bolton joins Faegre Baker Daniels energy legal team

Transactional oil and gas lawyer Michael K. Bolton joined the Faegre Baker Daniels national energy, resources and clean technology industry team in Colorado. Focused primarily on upstream and midstream transactions in the domestic and international energy sector, Bolton’s work includes mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financings and project development.

TWI Oilfield Fabrication adds mechanical engineer

TWI Oilfield Fabrication hired Shawn Koch as a Colorado state licensed professional mechanical engineer. He has 17 years of civil, mechanical and structural engineering experience.

Atlas Copco names business development manager

Victor Coetzer was named business development manager, store channel, for Atlas Copco CMT USA’s mining and rock excavation technique service division. He will be based in Commerce City, Colo.

JJ Tech launches website as part of rebranding

JJ Tech (J & J Technical Services) launched a new website ( as part of a rebranding campaign that includes a revamped logo, new colors, new trade show booth and new marketing materials.

Xylem expands dewatering services across Europe

Xylem is expanding its dewatering pump rentals across Europe for the construction, municipal, mining and industrial sectors. An aggressive rental branch roll-out is planned for the coming years, including refurbishment of existing premises, new locations and selective acquisitions.

SOR launches mobile website

SOR launched a fully optimized website ( that can be accessed with a smartphone or tablet.

Warren Rupp names general manager

Warren Rupp promoted Scott T. Aiello to general manager. He will join the newly formed diaphragm and dousing pump technology team. Former general manager John Carter was promoted to president of the DDPT group.

Baldwin Filters builds distribution center

Baldwin Filters broke ground for a 400,000-square-foot distribution center at its Kearney, Neb., headquarters. The facility will more than triple the size of its current 110,000-square-foot distribution center built in 1998. The $40 million expansion will bring the company’s headquarters location to nearly 1 million square feet.

Maine Pointe names executive vice president, mining

Maine Pointe, an operations management and implementation company, named Cory Smith executive vice president of mining. He has 20 years experience in strategic and consultative sales.

Continental’s EcoPlus tire receives EPA verification

The Conti EcoPlus HD3 drive tire for commercial trucks from Continental Tire the Americas was verified by the U.S. EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership as a low rolling resistance drive tire for Class 8, line-haul tractor trailers.

Hino receives truck awards, expands dealer network

Hino Trucks ranked highest in the customer satisfaction with medium-duty engines category and highest in customer satisfaction among conventional medium-duty trucks according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Medium-Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study. Hino’s Class 5 diesel-electric hybrid model 195h also was named the American Truck Dealers Association 2013 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year. In February, the company signed its 200th dealer in the United States. It plans to add dealer points in 12 priority markets this year.

Yanmar, Woods Equipment form partnership

Yanmar America and Woods Equipment Co. formed a strategic partnership in which Yanmar will market and distribute Woods attachments. All equipment will be branded Yanmar.

Tremcar acquires Robica Forman Tank

Tremcar acquired the assets of Robica Forman Tank of London, Ontario, manufacturer of truck tank and tank trailers. The acquisition enables Tremcar to expand its product portfolio by adding truck tanks for the delivery of fuel and liquid products and tank trailers for the transport of fuel and dry bulk products.

Total Equipment named Supplier of the Year

Total Equipment Co., distributor of pumps and compressors throughout western Pennsylvania and West Virginia, was recognized as best in class for supplying materials and equipment to the oil and gas industry at the Northeast Oil & Gas awards ceremony. The Industry Supplier of the Year Award recognizes companies for customer service, competitive pricing, stock availability and delivery services.

SunWize releases white paper

SunWize recently released a new white paper, “Guidelines for Choosing the Right Solar Electric System.” The paper provides an overview of the considerations in determining if a solar electric system is the right choice for a specific application, as well as how to choose the right system. The paper can be viewed at

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