Baldwin Filters names vice presidents

Baldwin Filters promoted Dave Amato to vice president, U.S. and Canada sales, and Andy Sisler to vice president, national account and fleet sales.

Vanitec adds Riverside Specialty Chemicals

Vanitec, a technical and scientific committee comprised of company representatives and organizations involved in the mining, processing, manufacture, research and use of vanadium and vanadium-containing products, added Riverside Specialty Chemicals as an associate member. Riverside manufactures specialty chemicals for off-gas treatment, catalyst passivation and corrosion inhibition.

Kluber Lubrication names director of business development

Kluber Lubrication named Ron Person director of business development for oil and gas in North America.

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Manitou supplies safety equipment for Grand Prix

Manitou was the official safety equipment supplier for the U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas race track in Austin, Texas. Manitou Americas transported 18 telescopic handlers and provided 20 operators for the Formula 1 race in November. The team assisted in the removal of disabled vehicles from the track.

Ashland Water names vice president of marketing

Ashland Water Technologies named Jeff Fulgham vice president of marketing. He will be based in Wilmington, Del.

Tadano America names vice president, general manager

Tadano America named Jay Shiffler vice president and general manager of marketing for Tadano America rough terrain and all terrain cranes.

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Oil and gas jobs dominate growth projections

Seven oil and gas occupations rank among the top 25 projected fastest-growing occupations, accounting for 41,166 new jobs through 2017, according to a report from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International. Topping the list are rotary drill operators (4,925 new jobs, 19 percent growth), derrick operators (4,470, 19 percent), service unit operators (11,220, 18 percent), roustabouts (10,826, 17 percent), petroleum engineers (5,516, 14 percent), geological and petroleum technicians (2,154, 13 percent) and wellhead pumpers (2,055, 13 percent).

CAE Mining, Simsmart sign distribution agreement

CAE Mining and Simsmart signed a global distribution agreement for Simsmart’s SmartExec ventilation-on-demand technology.

CONSPEC Controls names senior engineer

Environmental and atmospheric sensing and controls manufacturer CONSPEC Controls named Ed Koush senior engineer. He will work on the development of the company’s next generation of environmental sensing and control products at its Toronto R & D facility.

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Konecranes’ Sadler receives trainer award

Mark Sadler, technical instructor for the Konecranes Training Institute, received honorable mention for Crane & Rigging Hot Line’s 2013 Top Trainer award. He conducts operational, rigging, inspection and mechanical maintenance training for overhead traveling cranes.

Trelleborg celebrates factory expansion

Trelleborg celebrated the opening of its expanded manufacturing facility in Skelmersdale, England. The facility, expanded by 44,670 square feet, produces polymer and syntactic foam-based products for the offshore oil and gas industry.

E2S Warning Signals catalog available

The E2S Warning Signals catalog, featuring high-performance audible and visual signals and control devices for hazardous areas and industrial environments, can be downloaded at

Redline names chief executive officer

Redline Communications Group, provider of broadband wireless solutions and machine-to-machine communications for the oil and gas industry, named Robert Williams chief executive officer and director of the corporation. He had been serving as interim CEO since August 2013.

Metering pumps from seepex receive NSF 61 certification

Metering pumps from seepex received NSF 61 certification for use in treating water and wastewater. The pumps are certified safe to use for sodium, hypochlorite, ferric chloride, sodium bisulfate, potassium permanganate, sodium silicofluoride, calcium fluoride, polymers and most other chemicals commonly used in water and wastewater flocculation, clarification, sterilization and buffering.

Moxa, Terra Ferma form partnership

Moxa and Terra Ferma partnered to integrate Moxa networking hardware into a self-contained, remote SCADA monitoring and video surveillance system for the oil and gas industry.

Flowserve receives SIL 2, SIL 3 certifications

Flowserve Corp. received IEC 61508 SIL 2 and SIL 3 certification for its Limitorque MXa electronic actuator optional output boards and arctic temperature components. The certification is in addition to the original SIL certification granted by exida to the basic MXa.

Juniper Systems offers Complete Care service plans

Juniper Systems’ Complete Care Gold and Platinum service plans provide additional benefits beyond its standard manufacturer’s warranty. The Gold plan includes normal wear and tear coverage, shorter repair times and expedited return shipping. The Platinum plan includes accidental damage coverage and loaner unit option. Plans are available in one-, three- and five-year increments.

BJM Pumps hires warehouse representative

BJM Pumps named Shane Kelly warehouse representative at its facility in Old Saybrook, Conn.

Hydraulic Institute, Empowering Pumps form training partnership

The Hydraulic Institute and Empowering Pumps formed a training partnership to promote and increase the utilization of HI/PSM education and training programs in 2014, including e-learning classes, webinars and the Pump Systems Optimization one-day course.

SAK president named most valuable professional

Jerry Shaw, president of SAK Construction, was named the 2014 Most Valuable Professional award recipient by the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA). SAK maintains and restores aging water, sanitary, oil and gas pipelines.

KOHLER donates generator to Seaside Park

KOHLER Generators donated a commercial-grade, standby generator to Seaside Park, N.J., scene of two disasters. In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy swept away the borough’s boardwalk and nearby amusement park, destroying homes and businesses. In September 2013, the community’s rebuilding efforts were set back by a boardwalk fire. The generator will be used to provide power for the administration building at 1701 North Ocean Ave. The building serves as command center and shelter during a crisis situation.

Target Logistics expands to Canada

Target Logistics opened its first workforce lodge in Canada, a 278-bed open camp in the Athabasca oil sands region. Renovation, including new sleeping rooms, kitchen, dining facilities and recreation areas are scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

Asahi/America manufactures valves in the U.S.

Asahi/America is manufacturing its true union and flanged Type-14 diaphragm valves in the United States. Assembly, pressure testing and final packaging takes place in Asahi’s Maiden, Md., headquarters.

McElroy adds distributors

McElroy named three domestic and international distributors for its pipe fusion products. They include R & B Company of San Jose, Calif.; Miami International Machinery and Equipment Corp. of Medley, Fla.; and SOFIPO of Moscow, Russia.

KROHNE flowmeter approved for use in hazardous areas

KROHNE has received North American approval for use of the H250 M40 variable area flowmeter in hazardous areas. The meter is approved for hazardous gas and dust areas, including usFMc for the United States and Canada, ATEX, IECEx, NEPSI, INMETRO, KGS, GOST-R and PESCO/CCOE.

Klein receives tool award

Klein Tools was named Hand Tool Brand of the Year by readers of Tools in Action online magazine. Klein received 38 percent of the vote.

Allmand manufactures 75,000th light tower

Allmand manufactured its 75,000th light tower. The Mine Spec II tower was made for Wagner Renter – The CAT Rental Store in Denver, Colo., and features six 1,250-watt SHO-HD metal halide light fixtures, fire extinguisher, wheel chocks, low fuel warning light and secondary fixture retention system for additional work site safety.

DeZURIK offers online material selection guide

The DeZURIK online material selection guide features 700 corrosive media, common metals and elastomers used on valves. The guide can be downloaded at

National Pump & Compressor opens Louisiana branch

National Pump & Compressor opened a branch in Lake Charles, La. The company’s 32nd location will primarily serve the refining and municipal industries. Austin Swindle will manage the branch location. Daniel Legnion will serve as the local sales representative. The Texas-based company provides pumps, compressors, dryers and related equipment for sale and rent.

Detcon controller receives TUV certification

Detcon’s Model X40 NEMA 4X alarm and control system received cTUVus NRTL certification for nonhazardous locations. The controller is designed to monitor gas detection sensors and other field devices.

Plibrico names sales manager

Plibrico Company named Paul Schmidt refractory materials division area sales manager for the western United States and Canada.

Atlas Copco acquires Edwards Group

Atlas Copco acquired the Edward Group of the United Kingdom, provider of vacuum products and abatement solutions. The business will be part of Atlas Copco’s new vacuum solutions division.

LTR acquires Riverside Rentals

Light Tower Rentals (LTR) acquired Riverside Rentals of Williston, N.D., provider of light towers, heaters, generators, ground thawing equipment, rig mats and related equipment.

Graybar opens North Dakota branch

Graybar, distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products, opened a full-service branch in Minot, N.D. It will serve the Minot area as well as Williams, Divide, Mountrail, Burke, Ward, Renville, McHenry, Bottineau, Pierce and Rolette counties.

FMI releases 2014 product catalog

Fluid Metering Inc. released its 2014 catalog, featuring new products and expanded flow and configuration information. The catalog is available for download at

Lee Supply, Tyco-Grinnell form partnership

Lee Supply Company of Charleroi, Pa., has partnered with Tyco-Grinnell, producer of piping systems, fittings and accessories. Lee provides municipalities and the mining industry with pipe and pumping systems, custom fabrication, fusion equipment sales, service and rentals.

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