Industry News: October 2017

The latest news from manufacturers and organizations in the industry
Industry News: October 2017
Muncie Power Products announced its new senior executive director of people strategy and general counsel, Damon Elmore

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John Deere expands hurricane relief support

Deere and Company announced it will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Habitat’s three-phase disaster response focuses on immediate relief, community stabilization and long-term recovery.

Great Lakes Trenchless Association seeking committee members

The Great Lakes Trenchless Association is forming a committee of industry professionals to assist in developing best practices for bore, trenching, and shoring training and procedures as well as basic first aid training. The GLTA is hoping to gain insight and perspective form various industry professionals by serving on this committee. If you feel compelled, or your company is interested in serving in this process in anyway, please contact Megan Miller at or 888/294-0084.

Hydra-Flex wins award for Ripsaw

Hydra-Flex was named the winner of the Best New Product Design category in the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards for its Ripsaw Rotating Turbo Nozzle. Hydra-Flex was also a finalist in the Best in Class and Sustainability categories, and CEO Jaime Harris took home the Executive of the Year award.

Muncie Power announces new director

Muncie Power Products announced its new senior executive director of people strategy and general counsel, Damon Elmore. His responsibilities will include overseeing acquisitions, strategic planning, human resources, succession planning and adult learning.

Toro dealer expands territory

Southern Drill Supply, Toro equipment dealer, announced a new location in Biloxi, Mississippi, which will provide sales and service primarily to the Florida panhandle, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

ALLU opens new North American facility

ALLU announced it has opened a new facility in Brunswick, New Jersey. The new location will create additional warehouse capacity for aftermarket parts and factory space to increase product inventory by local assembly. The facility will also provide expanded office and service training space.


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