AXION launches recycled plastics division

AXION International Holdings launched subsidiary AXION Recycled Plastics Inc. following the acquisition of Y City Recycling of Zanesville, Ohio. The company generated approximately $2 million in revenues between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2013. AXION anticipates quarterly revenues of $4 to $5 million for the recycled plastics division.

Pelican names director of environmental health and safety

Pelican Products named Christopher Allen director of worldwide environmental health and safety. He has 25 years experience in environmental health and safety.

Hino delivers 10,000th truck to Penske

Hino Trucks commemorated delivery of the 10,000th Hino truck to Penske Truck Leasing at Hino’s plant in Williamstown, W.Va. The 2015 model 168A is part of Hino’s Class 6 and 7 conventional truck line.

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BJM Pumps names Midwest Regional Manager

BJM Pumps named Gary Brown Midwest regional sales manager. He replaces Chuck Emmerling who retired after 40 years in the pump industry.

Armstrong names global marketing manager

Armstrong Fluid Technology named Wayne Rose global marketing manager-pumps. He will be responsible for Suction Guides and Flo-Tex valves, as well as Armstrong’s portfolio of pumps, with an emphasis on the company’s Design Envelope pump models.

Breitling Energy acquires interest in wells, drilling sites

Breitling Energy Corp. acquired 35 percent interest in 53 producing wells and 15 drilling sites in Texas from Gaston Kearby for $3.2 million.

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Nu Flow expands into maritime industry

Nu Flow partnered with Drydocks World of Dubai to bring its pipe restoration products to global marine vessels. Drydocks installs lining inside U.S. marine vessels, including two dozen aircraft carriers.

InduSoft receives mobile apps award

InduSoft received the 2014 Engineers’ Choice award from Control Engineering in the Software – Mobile Apps for Controls, Automation, Instrumentation category for its Enhanced Studio Mobile Access software.

Southeastern Equipment names managers, sales rep

Southeastern Equipment Company named Roy Manning parts manager at its Perrysburg, Ohio, location and Scott Poole operations manager at the Evansville, Ind., location. Tim Johnson also rejoined the company as sales representative at the Perrysburg office.

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Isuzu marks 30th anniversary in U.S. market

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America celebrates 30 years in the U.S. market this year. The KS22, the first Isuzu truck in America, arrived at the Port of Jacksonville, Fla., on Nov. 10, 1984.

Baldwin Filters names director of financial reporting

Baldwin Filters promoted Tawnia Wood from controller to director of financial reporting and analysis.

Continental names management team

Continental Tire the Americas appointed a new management team to its commercial vehicle tire group. Federico Jimenez will be responsible for managing sales and marketing. Marco Rabe was named director of truck tire technologies. Terry Smouter will manage business development in the truck tire group. James Matarelli was appointed Western regional manager for truck tires, replacing David Gibson, who moved to Continental’s north region. Mat Livigni, previously north region manager, will head the Canadian market.

Electro Static releases AEGIS repair handbook

The AEGIS Shaft Grounding Ring Motor Repair Handbook from Electro Static Technology describes best practices for protecting motor bearings from electrical damage. The book explains how to diagnose electrical bearing damage caused by variable-frequency drives, also known as inverters. It also explains best practices for preventing damage to motors of various sizes and horsepower. The book can be downloaded at

E2S signals receives certification, Declaration of Conformity

E2S Warning Signals received TR CU certification and Declaration of Conformity for Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The TR CU Declaration of Conformity certifies compliance to the Technical Regulations of the Eurasian Economic Community and fulfillment of safety regulations. TR CU Certificate of Conformity for the Customs Union for safety of equipment used in explosive atmospheres is mandatory for electrical equipment that is operated or installed in hazardous areas.

McCarty Equipment acquires Alternative Hose, opens branch

McCarty Equipment Co., a subsidiary of Houston-based GHX Industrial and The United Distribution Group, acquired the assets and operations of Alternative Hose in Bakersfield, Calif. McCarty also opened a 10,000-square-foot facility in Greeley, Colo. Jack Clevenger was named branch manager.

McCloskey International creates trenchless equipment division

McCloskey International created a trenchless equipment division to supply horizontal directional drilling equipment to the oil and gas, construction and development markets.

Flare Industries, Jordan Technologies form parent company

Flare Industries and Jordan Technolgoies formed AEREON, a parent company that provides a single-source supplier of environmentally compliant gas and vapor combustion, handling and recovery equipment.

Reed Manufacturing redesigns website

Reed Manufacturing Co.’s redesigned website,, includes tool training videos, new products, promotions and distributor locator.

United Central named ANSUL Diamond Alliance Partner

United Central Industrial Supply Co. of Bristol, Tenn., was named an ANSUL Triple Diamond Alliance Partner, the highest of three distributor levels. The recognition is based on yearly measurable sales goals established by Tyco Fire Protection Products.

Target Logistics completes buildout, remodels lodge

Target Logistics completed the buildout of Judson Lodge, a temporary workforce housing facility in Williams County, N.D. The lodge features hotel-like bedrooms and a game room. The company also is in the process of remodeling Cheecham Lodge, formerly Chard Open Camp in Alberta, Canada. Major renovations are scheduled for completion by fall. The lodge will have 278 beds, recreation, dining and fitness facilities.

Extra Energy, Holland Services form alliance

Extra Energy Solutions, a service provider specializing in the oil and gas industry for water management and enhanced oil recovery, formed a strategic alliance with Holland Services, a national land service company. The partnership ties the core businesses of Extra Energy Solutions to the expanded service of Holland Services.

Trelleborg supplies hardware for China project

Trelleborg completed its first oil and gas floatover project in China, supplying hardware for the BoZhong 35-2 COEEC offshore platform in Tianjin.

TBEI names general manager

Truck Bodies & Equipment International (TBEI) named Steve McDonough general manager for its DuraClass manufacturing facility in Tishomingo, Miss.

Toshiba International realigns motors and drives division

Toshiba International Corp. combined its motors and adjustable drives divisions into one division, enabling TIC to test its motors and ASDs as a complete system. The new structure includes R&D, manufacturing, sales, field services and training.

Optronics releases vehicle lighting catalog

Optronics International released its 2014 lighting product catalog. The catalog includes 523 new products and is available for download from the company’s website,

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