September 2015 Vol. 70 No. 9


Business News: September 2015

Corey Rogers, marketing manager at HyundaiHyundai
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas recently announced that Corey Rogers has rejoined the company as marketing manager. In his new role, Rogers leads all brand and product marketing and communications for Hyundai’s construction equipment and forklift product lines. He is based at the company’s North American headquarters in Norcross, GA.

Rogers has more than 20 years of industry experience in sales and marketing, most recently for a leading crane manufacturer where he was regional sales manager for Latin America. He previously served in management positions with a manufacturer of material handling equipment and an excavator manufacturer.

Earlier in his career, Rogers served for more than three years as product development and sales training manager for Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas. 877.509.2254,

Daniel J. Coley president of Hi-VacHi-Vac
Hi-Vac Corp., a manufacturer of sewer cleaning and hydro excavation equipment, industrial vacuum systems, hydro-jetters and portable and stationary vacuum equipment, has named Daniel J. Coley president of the company.

Coley has over 30 years of managerial experience in the vacuum equipment industry. He has been charged with taking Hi-Vac to the next level of success through a combination of new product and channel development for all of Hi-Vac’s product lines, including Aquatech, X-Vac, UltraVac, Hi-Vac and O’Brien.

Coley graduated from the University of Dayton and is currently a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, the American Public Works Association and the American Water Works Association. 800.752.2400,

Caterpillar, Modustri
To help customers around the world optimize parts performance and further understand the health of their equipment, Caterpillar has entered into an alliance with Modustri, a provider of service and measurement technologies for use in the field. Caterpillar and Modustri will work together to develop innovations that enhance Cat customers’ abilities to measure wear on parts like never before. In turn, these technologies will help customers optimize their fleets more effectively.

By utilizing web-based and mobile platforms, the companies will deliver simplified processes that provide customers accurate, immediate access to useful, real-time data while still in the field. This technology could save customers hundreds of hours and millions of dollars by proactively helping Cat dealers and customers better measure wear rates and manage wear parts replacements – including those from other suppliers.

In the coming months, Caterpillar will collaborate with Modustri and the Cat dealer network to create the latest Cat equipment wear management technologies through web-based and mobile platforms, which will now be available for customer use. 309.675.2337,

3M, Capital Safety Products
3M recently acquired Capital Safety Projects for $2.5 billion. While the price tag got most of the attention, safety professionals see it as an indicator of the growing trend towards increased focus on workplace safety.

Capital Safety Products is a global provider of fall protection equipment, one of the fastest-growing safety categories within the global personal protective equipment industry. Capital Safety’s industry-leading products and solutions include harnesses, lanyards, self-retracting lifelines and engineered systems sold under well-known global brands DBI-SALA and PROTECTA.

3M’s Personal Safety business, part of 3M’s Safety and Graphics Business Group, is a global provider of respiratory and hearing protection solutions that help improve the safety and security of workers. The business also supplies products and solutions in other safety categories such as reflective materials for high-visibility apparel, protective clothing and eyewear, among others. 888.745.4350

The Toro Company continues to add to its global underground equipment dealer network by partnering with Cominsa. Headquartered in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, the underground equipment provider has eight locations strategically located across Mexico. The company prides itself on supplying quality equipment solutions and has a strong reputation for providing professional care and service to its customers. Since the company’s inception in 1968, Cominsa has operated under the company slogan, “Service is our business.” 507.831.3333,

Fabick Cat/Fabco Equipment
Doug Fabick, dealer principal of John Fabick Tractor Company (Fabick Cat), Fenton, MO, and Jeré Fabick, dealer prinicipal of Fabco Equipment Inc., of Milwaukee, WI, finalized combining their two family-owned, independently operated companies.

The expanded organization is being led by Doug Fabick as CEO and dealer principal along with Jeré Fabick serving as president and co-dealer principal. Headquartered in St. Louis, the combined enterprise operates in a six state region including major portions of Missouri and Illinois, one county each in Kansas and Oklahoma, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and the entire state of Wisconsin.

Fabick Cat capabilities now include more than 1,100 employees and 550 professional service technicians; and 37 locations with 200 service bays and a fleet of over 200 service vehicles. 800.845.9188,

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