SAERTEX multiCom reopens North Carolina production facility after 2022 fire

This modernized facility provides high quality fiber glass reinforced CIPP liners with reduced lead times, supporting installers in achieving their goals in the trenchless rehabilitation of sewers, rain, storm water and supply pipelines.

USIC names Richard Batelaan as new chief operating officer

(UI) — USIC, the leader in underground infrastructure damage prevention, has announced the appointment of Richard Batelaan as chief operating officer. Batelaan will report directly to president and CEO Mike Ryan and will lead the company’s operations, which span 48 states with a field workforce including over 10,000 locate technicians.

Jackson, Mississippi appoints new Public Works Director to improve troubled water system

City Engineer Robert Lee was named interim director of the Jackson Public Works Department Friday as Jackson begins a nationwide search to find a permanent candidate to fill the position.

BHI Acquisition allows United Utility to form one of U.S. largest transmission/distribution power providers

BHI represents United Utility’s fifth strategic acquisition, all of which have been negotiated on a bi-lateral basis. This transaction further demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its breadth of services and capabilities to best serve its growing list of key electric utility customers.

Winners of the Underground Construction Awards Honored at UCT

(UI) – Innovative organizations and individuals spanning the diverse underground construction industry were honored Wednesday night when winners of the inaugural Underground Construction Awards were announced during the Underground Construction Technology International Conference and Exhibition (UCT) in Orlando, Fla.

KÖBERL Group acquires pipeline cleaning and wastewater technology specialists

The goal of the KÖBERL Group is the establishment of a leading full-spectrum provider in building technology and building management in Germany.

KCI Technologies acquires Virginia-based telecommunications company

KCI Technologies has acquired National Telecom Design. The acquisition extends KCI’s presence in the telecommunications industry, growing KCI’s engineering, backbone and lateral fiber design, relocation and inspection capabilities for communications clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Titan Machinery expands CASE Construction Equipment’s footprint with Pioneer Farm Equipment acquisition

(UI) — Construction and farm equipment heavyweight Titan Machinery has strengthened and unified the positions of CASE Construction Equipment throughout the upper Midwest and western United States with the acquisition of Pioneer Farm Equipment Co.

Volvo Construction Equipment announces changes to executive management team

(UI) — In finance, Klara Eiritz has been appointed head of finance to drive all accounting and financial planning-related matters within Volvo Construction Equipment. Philippe Henriette has been appointed head of strategy and business development.

Yanmar CE and ASV officially join forces to become Yanmar Compact Equipment North America

(UI) — Yanmar Compact Equipment North America (YCENA), encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV brands, has finalized its status as a single legal entity. The major milestone comes three years after the Yanmar Group acquired ASV Holdings Inc.

Brown and Caldwell names Susan Gehoski as new chief people officer

(UI) — Brown and Caldwell has announced that Susan Gehoski has joined the leading environmental engineering and construction services firm as senior vice president and its new chief people officer.

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Super Products LLC celebrates a major milestone this year. Over the past 50 years, it has grown from a small manufacturing company to a nationally recognized supplier of vacuum trucks.

Primoris Services appoints Chad Haxton as chief information officer

(UI) — Primoris Services Corp. (Primoris) has appointed Chad Haxton as chief information officer, the company announced on Jan. 31. Haxton joined Primoris in 2019 as senior vice president of information technology to lead the organization’s digital strategy encompassing data analytics, business intelligence, system development, cybersecurity, and technical services.

New Mexico Water Service to acquire Lake Section Water Company

(UI) — The acquisition, when closed, would establish New Mexico Water as the state's largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility. It will own and operate the Lake Section water system, which serves 5,000 customer connections about 110 miles south of New Mexico Water’s Elephant Butte system in the greater El Paso, Texas, metropolitan area.

CRC Evans forms welding and coating services business following quadruple merger

(UI) — The merger sees Pipeline Technique, CRC-Evans Pipeline International, Pipeline Induction Heat and Global Project Services unite under the CRC Evans banner, accelerating the company’s ambition to be the world’s leading provider of welding and coating services for the energy and wider infrastructure sectors, including emerging energies, as the global transition gathers pace.

Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa Celebrates 75th Anniversary, History of Service

(UI) — The Pipe Liners Club of Tulsa (PLCT) recently celebrated its 75th anniversary. Tulsa’s Mayor G. T. Bynum marked the occasion with a proclamation acknowledging PLCT’s many contributions to the city’s economy and culture.

Vortex Companies promotes Wesley Kingery to COO

Kingery will lead the development of a cross-collaboration strategy between Vortex’s Services and Products divisions to strengthen customer relationships, increase sales, and improve overall service and product quality.

NY's DDC schedules second hiring fair for engineers and project managers

DDC made job offers to 31 engineers and project managers at its end-of-year 2022 Engineering and Architectural Hiring Fair on Dec. 22. A second hiring fair is scheduled for January 24, 2023.

Yanmar announces expansion plans, hundreds of job openings in coming years

(UI) — Yanmar Compact Equipment North America has announced plans for a 32,000-square-foot expansion to its Grand Rapids, Minnesota facility. The company anticipates that the growth of the facility will open new opportunities for staffing, with the addition of hundreds of full-time positions in the next five years.

Dr. Vahid Zarezadeh joins LAN’s stormwater division as project manager

(UI) — Vahid Zarezadeh, PhD, PE, CFM, has joined engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN) as a project manager for the stormwater practice, the company announced on Jan. 17.

Vermeer Northwest merges with Vermeer Mountain West

(UI) — At the end of 2022, Vermeer Northwest merged with and took the name of Vermeer Mountain West, according to a Jan. 11 press release. Combining these two adjacent Vermeer dealership groups creates a contiguous network of 13 locations spanning much of the western United States.

Doosan Infracore North America appoints Chris Jeong as CEO

(UI) — Doosan Infracore North America has named Chris Jeong as its new CEO, the company announced on Jan. 10. Jeong succeeds Edward Song, the previous CEO, who was promoted to global sales head of Hyundai Doosan Infracore in Korea.

Badger Meter enhances smart water capabilities with acquisition of Syrinix

(UI) — Badger Meter Inc. has announced the acquisition of Syrinix Ltd., a privately held provider of intelligent water monitoring solutions, for £15 million ($18 million), funded with available cash.

Vortex Companies’ Quadex division receives WRc approval for Geokrete geopolymer

(UI) — The Vortex Companies, a leading provider of advanced trenchless water and sewer technologies and infrastructure renewal services, announced on Wednesday the receipt of WRc-approved certification for its Quadex GeoKrete geopolymer mortar used for the structural rehabilitation of large-diameter pipes, manholes, and other structures.

Common Ground Alliance’s Damage Prevention Institute acquires Gold Shovel Association

(UI) — Common Ground Alliance’s new arm, the Damage Prevention Institute, will reduce damages to buried infrastructure through shared responsibility in data benchmarking and continuous metrics improvement.

Super Products celebrates 50th anniversary in 2023

(UI) — Super Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of vacuum trucks in the United States, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Over the past 50 years, Super Products has grown from a small manufacturing company to a nationally recognized supplier of vacuum trucks.

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NASSCO, Rehab Icon Irv Gemora Dies at 86

Underground infrastructure industry icon Irvin “Irv” Gemora, 86, of Towson, Md., passed away on Dec. 4, 2022.