Industry News: September 2019

The latest news from around the industry

New MAB guidelines for pipe bursting published
A new step-by-step instruction document for the pipe bursting installation of high-density polyethylene PE 4710 pipe has been approved and published by the Municipal Advisory Board. The MAB Guidelines for PE 4710 Pipe Bursting of Potable Water Mains (MAB-5-2019) is available for free download at the Plastics Pipe Institute’s website: The document includes multiple sections such as pro-forma text for project submittals, minimum contractor qualifications, planning tips, installation details and more to provide an efficient, leak-free project.

Rory Mathias
Rory Mathias

Mathias joins BOSS Industries as sales representative
BOSS Industries named Rory Mathias as its new Western regional sales manager. Based on the West Coast, he will be the key contact for the telecom and utility contractor industries along with heavy equipment, construction and mining segments.

Vermeer Mid Atlantic acquires Vermeer Northeast
Vermeer Mid Atlantic acquired Vermeer Northeast, a dealer partner of Vermeer Corporation with locations in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The addition of the three locations makes the combined entity one of the largest Vermeer dealer partners in the country with 15 locations covering a service area that includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

Pettibone X-Series service school offers hands-on training
Pettibone/Traverse Lift launched a new X-Series Service School program to provide live, in-person machine training opportunities for members of its dealer network. Hosted by Pettibone dealers at various regional locations, the service school is specifically focused on Pettibone’s nex-generation X-Series Extendo and Traverse telehandlers. The X-Series Service School consists of one-day sessions that cover product information in a classroom-style setting, in addition to hands-on training with the machines.

Bruce Williamson
Bruce Williamson

Vacuworx names Bruce Williamson regional sales manager
Vacuworx announced that Bruce Williamson was hired as regional sales manager for the Southeast, serving the territory of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee.


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