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Applied Material Solutions acquires two subsidiaries
Applied Material Solutions has announced that the company has purchased Performance Process Inc. in Mundelein, Illinois, and Nottingham Company, PPI’s chemical’s division, in Atlanta, Georgia. These two companies join Trans-Chemco as divisions of Applied Material Solutions.

EMCO Wheaton announces two new appointments
Emco Wheaton has announced that Holly Damude has been named DRY-BREAK product specialist, and Eric Rodriguez was appointed territory sales manager. Damude will be based in Oakville, Ontario, where she’ll be responsible for growing the TODO and Emco Wheaton DRY-BREAK and breakaway product ranges. Rodriguez will be based out of the Gardner Denver Energy Office in Houston. He will focus on the development of the Emco Wheaton Marine Loading Arm aftermarket business, primarily in the company’s home state of Texas.

Gardner Denver Brands join forces at ADIPEC
Gardner Denver Pumps, together with Emco Wheaton, TODO, Wittig, GARO and Nash, will attend the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) Nov. 9-12, and bring a wide range of equipment to display. Visit the company’s microsite,, for a sneak peak of what will be on display.

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JCB adds locations to dealer network
Company Wrench JCB, headquartered in Carroll, Ohio, will offer JCB’s full line of equipment in Columbia, South Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Charlotte, North Carolina, the company announced. This line of equipment will include backhoes, wheel loaders, telescopic handlers, compact excavators, skid-steers and compact track loaders. Company Wrench has shop and field service technicians, full parts, sales and rental departments in all locations. For more information, visit

McElroy adds new distributor in Louisiana
McElroy has announced the addition of a new distributor, Industrial Municipal Supply Co. of Geismar, Louisiana, to service pipe fusion machine customers throughout the state. IMSCO has 40 years of experience in custom fusion service, on-site fabrication and maintenance on McElroy machines in addition to being a supplier of HDPE pipe, valves and fittings.

Trelleborg adds support for its customers in Brazil 
In order to meet demands and effectively service its customers in Brazil, Trelleborg’s offshore operation has announced two new regional appointments. Project Manager Rafael Campos will handle local contracts to provide clients with quicker and more efficient support on the ground. Sales Manager Bruno Matos will focus on growing relationships with local customers and associations, as well as support the company by building a knowledge of local market trends. Trelleborg has secured a contract to supply drill riser buoyancy modules (DRBM) to one of the leading drilling companies in the world.

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Vanair announces expansion
Vanair Manufacturing announced the acquisition of an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Michigan City, Indiana, to accommodate increased growth and future expansion. The acquisition brings the company’s total production and office space to over 160,000 square feet. The new space will provide capacity for increased manufacturing, training, support, service and leadership functions across the company.

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