Iowa Mold Tooling names distributor
Iowa Mold Tooling Company, an Oshkosh Corporation Co., named National Truck Body Solutions of Greencastle, Pa., its distributor for IMT products in western Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, as well as eastern West Virginia.
Trilogy distributor for Schwarze-Robitec tube bending machines
Trilogy Machinery has partnered with German-based Schwarze-Robitec to be the North American distributor for its tube cold-bending machines.
Detcon receives CE certifications
Detcon’s Model DM-100 low power gas detector and Model X40 NEMA 4X version and alarm system received CE Mark certification, ensuring compliance with European Union health and safety requirements.
Continental Tire names retreader licensee
Continental Tire the Americas named Hill Tire Co. of Forest Park, Ga., as a licensed retreader for its ContiTreads truck tire brand. The company’s Forest Park and Valdosta, Ga., facilities produce more than 110,000 threads annually. Hill Tire serves truck fleets in Georgia, Alabama and northern Florida.
Caterpillar signs power projects agreement with Zahid Group
Caterpillar entered into an international power projects agreement with the Zahid Group and its new subsidiary Altaaqa Global. As an IPP partner, Altaaqa Global will provide multi-megawatt temporary power plants, supported by partnerships within the Cat dealer network.
Felling Trailers participates in Minnesota FoodShare program
Felling Trailers participated in Minnesota’s March FoodShare campaign. Employees collected funds for the Sauk Center Food Shelf and Meeker County Food Shelf.
Atlas Copco names vice president - parts and service
Atlas Copco CMT USA appointed Dave Pietrzykowski vice president - parts and service. He will be responsible for all parts and service operations, including inventory control, logistics, procurement, training initiatives and service development.
Honda receives MarCom Awards, donates generators
Honda Power Equipment, a division of Honda Motor Co., received two MarCom Awards for its computer-based dealer and distributor service training modules. Honda Engines received the Platinum Award for its maintenance course and Honda Marine received a Gold Award for its propeller basics course. The awards were presented by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. Honda Power Equipment also provided Operation BBQ Relief with two of its Super Quiet Series portable generators. The relief effort cooks and caters meals for victims of natural disasters.
Philippi-Hagenbuch co-founder inducted into hall of fame
LeRoy G. Hagenbuch, P.E., chief engineer and co-founder of the engineering and manufacturing firm Philippi-Hagenbuch, Peoria, Ill., was inducted into the inaugural class of the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame. Hagenbuch is credited with more than 80 patents, including innovations that have enhanced rock hauling, reduced overburden and minimized material carryback.
Thomas & Betts publishes safety catalog
Thomas & Betts published the last in a series of four safety technology catalogs. The catalog includes hazardous and emergency lighting and surge suppression products. Catalogs are available through Thomas & Betts sales representatives.
Hamilton Kent celebrates 70 years of sealing connections
Hamilton Kent, founded in 1943 in Kent, Ohio, as a manufacturer of components for the war effort, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. Operating out of Toronto, Ontario, and Winchester, Tenn., Hamilton Kent manufactures gaskets, connectors and other sealing components for underground municipal infrastructure.
Safway Group names vice president of safety
Safway Group of Waukesha, Wis., named Paul Amedee vice president of safety. He will be responsible for overseeing regional and branch safety personnel, as well as employee and customer safety related training.
Thompson Pump holds Pumpology School
Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. held its 23rd annual Pumpology School in April at its corporate facilities in Port Orange, Fla. A total of 55 attendees from 15 states and seven foreign countries took part in the three-day workshop that included training sessions for sales and service professionals.
HammerHead receives innovative product award
HammerHead Trenchless Equipment’s 34-inch ramming hammer received the Joseph L. Abbott Jr. Innovative Product Award at the North American Society for Trenchless Technology Annual No-Dig Show.
Trelleborg achieves API, ISO approvals
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions received API and ISO approvals for its range of sealing materials, including elastomers, PEEK (polyether ether ketone) and PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) based compounds.
Ditch Witch presents sales, service awards
Ditch Witch presented Detlef Kaiser of German-based Tramann+Sohn with the 2012 Lowell Highfill Award, the organization’s highest recognition for sales performance, and awarded Brent Zerr of Ditch Witch of Oklahoma with the Gold Ace Award for highest worldwide sales volume. Ditch Witch also presented Josh Kennedy of Ditch Witch of Oklahoma with the Harold Chestnut Award, its highest recognition for service, and recognized Jeff Lone of Ditch Witch Midwest with its 2012 Service Manager of the Year award.
T-Rex adds 35th hydroexcavation truck to fleet
T-Rex Hydro Excavation and Industrial Vacuum Services of Houston, Texas, added a 35th hydroexcavator to its fleet, with plans to add 14 more GapVax HV-55 hydroexcavators and 40 employees by year’s end. T-Rex provides non-destructive hydro and air excavation services through four offices in Texas, serving a growing number of projects from shale oil exploration and pipeline construction in the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin areas.
Talbert names top dealers
Talbert Manufacturing named its top trailer dealers for 2012. They include Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, Voorhees, N.J.; Columbus Equipment Co., Columbus, Ohio; Freightliner of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo, Mich.; Gillis Truckways, Baddeck, Nova Scotia; Iloca Services, Naperville, Ill.; Leslie Equipment, Co., Cowen, W.Va.; Lucky’s Trailer Sales, South Royalton, Vt.; Peterbilt Atlantic-Rockico Trailer Sales, Fredericton, New Brunswick; Preferred Lowboys, Houston, Texas; and Remorques Lewis, La Presentation, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Columbus Equipment also was named most improved dealer.
J&J Truck Bodies names director of business development
J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers named Jason Cornell director of business development. He will be responsible for product analysis, market research and product definition, design and launch. He also will manage direct sales for special programs and provide support to the sales and marketing departments.
Industrial Scientific opens distribution center
Industrial Scientific opened its newly leased, 19,500-square-foot distribution center in Oakdale, Pa. The Pittsburgh-area facility supports global order fulfillment, regional manufacturing and instrument repair.
SOR releases product guide
SOR, manufacturer of pressure, level, temperature, flow and nuclear products, released its updated product guide.
Rain for Rent partners with MobyDick
Rain for Rent, provider of temporary liquid handling systems, partnered with MobyDick, provider of wheel wash and truck cleaning systems, including the Conline drive-thru that can remove dirt, mud and debris from up to 300 trucks a day.
Juniper Systems launches company blog
Juniper Systems, designer and manufacturer of handheld computers and field data collection systems, launched the Get Rugged company blog (blog.junipersys.com). Company employees from various departments will provide information on data collection and how-to tips.
Snap-on takes tools on tour
Snap-on took its tools and equipment for the oil and natural gas industries on tour this spring, stopping at National Oilwell Varco Wilson distribution locations in Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma as part of its Industrial Tools Tour. The tour included product demonstrations and technologies for asset management and tool control.
Leica Geosystems achieves ISO 9001:2008
Leica Geosystems Solutions Centers received ISO 9001:2008 quality management certification. The Solutions Centers are located in Duluth, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Houston, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz., Tucson, Ariz., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Burlingame, Calif.