The Latest News - August 2020

The Latest News - August 2020

Boss Industries names new director of engineering

Todd Hudson, president of Boss Industries, announced Richard Miltenberger as the company’s new director of engineering. Miltenberger’s resume includes an extensive list of rotary screw manufacturers, and he worked at Boss Industries in its early years.

WJTA launches hands-on hydro blaster training

In response to the need for standardized hydroblasting training and credentials, the WaterJet Technology Association has launched a Hydroblaster Operator Certification Program. The program is based on the association’s Industry Best Practices for the Use of High Pressure Waterjetting Equipment, which has been the industry’s primary reference for safe and effective hydroblasting operations in North America and beyond since the mid-1980s. To ensure consistency of training delivery, the WJTA will approve master trainers to oversee the program. Master trainer responsibilities include instructing and evaluating the verified trainers, conducting audits of Field Verification training sessions, approving Verified Training Sites and providing ongoing training program development in alignment with the WJTA’s industry best practices.

ICUEE rolls out new name

When utility professionals converge on Louisville, Kentucky, from Sept. 28-30, 2021, they will find more education, more equipment manufacturers and service providers with the utility industry in mind, and an all-new name: The Utility Expo. This all-inclusive name better reflects The Utility Expo’s experience that introduces professionals from all utility sectors to the new equipment, ideas and innovations they need, all in one place.

Elastec celebrates 30th anniversary

Elastec celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2020. The company was founded in 1990 with the invention of the two-drum oil skimmer. The product set the foundation for the company to grow into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of environmental response equipment. The company now has more than 120 employees with three locations in Illinois and one in Florida. Recently, Elastec branched out to focus on waterway trash and debris, plastic pollution and municipal waste disposal systems. The company also provides vacuum systems, baffles and turbidity curtains, power units, pumps, boats and more.

Ditch Witch announces new Certified Training modules

With the introduction of four new modules, more underground construction and outdoor professionals can take advantage of Ditch Witch Certified Training. The new modules include training for stand-on skid-steers, walk-behind trenchers, ride-on trenchers and the Roto Witch drilling attachment. Online training modules are available at no cost by visiting and registering for a free MyDitchWitch account. In-person training is available at any global Ditch Witch dealer. The modules vary in length, from 30 minutes for smaller units to several hours for more complex subjects like horizontal directional drilling operation. Testing is provided to ensure those taking the modules are retaining the information. 


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