SOR acquires Smart Sensors

SOR Controls Group acquired Smart Sensors of Houston, Texas. The acquisition will enable SOR to strengthen its portfolio of temperature measurement products for the oil and gas industry.

Dragon begins LPG storage tank production in Utah

Dragon Products, headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, has begun production of propane, NGL and Y-grade gas storage tanks at its Provo, Utah, facility.

Talbert adds trailer dealer, sales manager

Talbert Manufacturing named Ervin Equipment its dealer for new trailers in south Texas and Mexico. Ervin has an equipment facility in Laredo, Texas, and three locations in Mexico. Talbert also hired Jennifer Koepke as sales manager – West region.

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Mueller Water Products plant receives OSHA recognition

The Mueller Water Products plant in Albertville, Ala., received Star certification from the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Star level is the highest recognition presented by OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program.

WJTA-IMCA name officers, board

Bill Gaff, vice president of sales and marketing for Vacuum Truck Rentals and Vacuum Truck Sales, was elected 2013-2015 chairman of the board for the Waterject Technology Association (WJTA) – Industrial & Municipal Cleaning Association (IMCA). Also elected for the 2013-2015 term were George A. Savanick, president; Bill McClister, vice president; Kathy Krupp, secretary; and Larry Loper, treasurer. New board members include Fred D. Clark, Kay Doheny, Mohamed Hashish and Gary Noto. They join current board members Luis Garcia, Kerry Siggins and Forrest Shook.

Hyundai names Carolina heavy equipment dealer

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas named May Heavy-Equip Rental & Sales, Lexington, N.C., an authorized dealer in the Carolina markets. May Heavy will carry Hyundai’s entire line of construction equipment, including crawler excavators, wheel loaders, wheeled excavators and mini-excavators.

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Kalmar raises $101,000 for charity

The Kalmar Rough Terrain Center’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament raised $101,750 for the Army Fisher Houses of San Antonio Military Medical Center. The tournament was held at Canyon Spring Golf Club in San Antonio. Kalmar has raised more than $310,000 the past five years with 100 percent of the funds raised benefitting the charity.

Abato to head Doleco USA

Dolezych, German-based manufacturer of lifting equipment, named Ralph Abato to head its Doleco USA operation. He will be responsible for all facets of the company’s manufacturing and distribution facility in Meriden, Conn.

FCI releases product and services catalog

Fluid Components International released its latest products and services catalog CD. The free catalog is available by visiting the company’s website,

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Baldwin Filters hosts filtration seminar

Baldwin Filters held a three-day filtration seminar at its headquarters in Kearney, Neb. Baldwin University, presented by Baldwin design engineers and staff, attempts to broaden awareness of today’s filtration theories and practices. Plant and lab tours enable attendees to see Baldwin’s vertically integrated approach to manufacturing and view research being done on existing and future filtration concepts.

RIDGID launches enhanced website

RIDGID launched, a single, global company website with responsive design that enables it to work on any Internet-enabled device. The website dynamically scales larger and smaller, depending on the device and its orientation, and enables users to review, rate and ask questions about specific products.

Xylem names accounts manager for Godwin brand

Xylem Dewatering Solutions named Gregg Leslie national accounts manager for its Godwin brand. Leslie had been southeast region sales manager for Godwin.

Osaka Gas Chemicals acquires Jacobi Carbons

Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., acquired Jacobi Carbons AB of Kalmar, Sweden, manufacturer and distributor of coconut shell activated carbon, from AddSorb Holding AB.

Industrial Safety Technologies completes Oldham acquisition

Industrial Safety Technologies completed acquisition of the Oldham fixed-point gas detection business from Industrial Scientific Corp. The sale includes Oldham’s headquarters in Arras, France, along with fixed system support and sales operations in China, Germany, India and the United States.

Duoline names product engineer

Duoline Technologies, a leader in solving oilfield corrosion problems, named Judith Espinoza-Perez product engineer. She has a doctorate in agricultural and biosystems engineering and a master’s degree in biochemical engineering.

Vacuworx Global names VP, managers

Vacuworx Global named James F. Pfeiffer vice president of sales, Keith Rhodus district sales manager and Joe van Wyk general manager of Vacuworx Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Pfeiffer will be responsible for worldwide sales. Rhodus, based in Florida, will cover the Southeast region of the U.S.

Yaskawa names distributor

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America named DRV of Pittsburgh, Pa., its medium voltage drive distributor in the United States.

Joe Johnson Equipment opens Texas location

Joe Johnson Equipment opened a location in Beaumont, Texas, to serve the Gulf Coast Region from Corpus Christi, Texas, to New Orleans, La. JJE supplies equipment to the industrial cleaning market, including hydroexcavators, industrial vacs, horizontal directional drilling and trenching products.

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