November 2022 Vol. 77 No. 11

Rehab News

Rehab News: HammerHead Engineer Appointed to ISO Committee; New Fulfillment Center Opened

HammerHead Engineer Appointed to ISO Committee; New Fulfillment Center Opened 

(UC) — David Kozman, senior applications engineer at HammerHead Trenchless, was appointed as a technical expert representing the United States in ISO Technical Committee 138 (TC138), Subcommittee 8 on Rehabilitation of Pipeline Systems.


He joins Patrick Vibien, head of ANSI Technical Advisory Committee to ISO TC138 and technical director of the Plastic Pipe Institute (PPI), in representing the United States on ISO topics relating to water supply pipe and drainpipe rehabilitation. 

ISO is one of the most widely known independent, international organizations that develops standards promoting quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems. The work of preparing ISO standards is normally carried out through technical committees  
of all participating countries. 

Although ISO’s nongovernmental standards are voluntary, industries worldwide look to its standards as a trusted, objective means of ensuring that products and techniques are suitably developed to match specific applications and conditions in a given market. Therefore, input, collaboration and consensus from the broadest range of global expertise is intrinsic to the standards development process. 

Kozman is spearheading the development and coordination of the team of U.S. subject matter experts for considering new proposals and amending current standards relevant to SC 8 / WGs 1, 2 and 3, which cover plastic piping rehabilitation systems for underground, non-pressurized drainage and sewerage systems and water supply networks. 

He brings 23 years of experience in the trenchless industry to the position, from hands-on, in-field application and consultation to manufacturing research and development. Much of his career has been spent in close collaboration with accomplished industry experts he will now be working with again in his new ISO position. 

Representing the U.S. in these discussions is a responsibility Kozman does not take lightly. 

“The U.S. has a lot to contribute to the global standards discussion from its unique perspective from the North American market,” he said. “And just as I know our participation can benefit countries around the world, I’m eager for the advantages we receive here at home from our close collaboration with experts abroad and their valuable insights.” 

CIPP Order Center Opened in Pennsylvania 

HammerHead Trenchless has opened its first U.S. Order Fulfillment Center (OFC) for cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) consumables.

Located in Greencastle, Penn., the OFC will help customers from Ohio to Massachusetts and south to North Carolina receive their CIPP consumable shipments in as little as one day. It also offers same-day pickup to those who prefer to collect their orders at the facility. 

The new OFC is a result of a partnership with A. Duie Pyle, an award-winning, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation and logistics provider with expanded Northeast service capabilities through its own established partnerships into the Southeast, Midwest, West Coast and Canada. 

According to Paul Waskow, inventory control manager at HammerHead Trenchless, one way the OFC concept benefits CIPP installers is reliable, quick delivery. By shortening shipping routes, the OFC reduces exposure to potential mid-route failures and crises that can delay delivery. A prime example is weather. 

“A snowstorm in Ohio could delay a shipment from our Wisconsin facilities to a customer in New York. Yet the same storm would not impact delivery from Pennsylvania,” Waskow explained. 

Another, perhaps even more important, benefit, he added, is the OFC concept as a “forward deployment of consumables.” This enables more CIPP installers to confidently take on new jobs as they come up. 

“A lot of installers just can’t keep a large enough supply of product on-hand to ensure they always have what they need,” he said. The OFC improves product availability for them. 

Customers within the Greencastle service area will notice minimal change in their ordering experience. 

“They’ll simply place their order same as always,” Waskow said, but gain confidence “knowing they’ll have the products they need as quickly as they need them.” UC 


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