Industry News: November 2020

The latest news from around the industry

Vacuum Truck Rentals launches online marketplace
Vacuum Truck Rentals announced a new digital platform for selling pre-owned equipment. Vac Truck Depot, which is managed by Vacuum Truck Rentals, offers a single online source for individuals and businesses looking to purchase high-quality, pre-owned equipment. Available inventory includes liquid vacs, combination units, air machines, roll-offs, hydroexcavators, camera vans, road tractors, trailer units, sewer inspection equipment and more.

Ellingson celebrates 50 years in business
Founded in 1970, Ellingson is an independent water- and infrastructure-management company providing safe, technology-driven construction planning, design and installation services. In the last 20 years, Ellingson has worked to expand its trenchless solutions business and continues to grow its ag business, especially in Minnesota’s Red River Valley. The company offers pipe relining with advanced CIPP technology and recently acquired Direct Technology Drilling, adding environmental remediation capabilities to the company’s growing portfolio of trenchless construction services.

Barbco forms Omneity Innovations
In the spring of 2020, Barbco finalized a decision to split its engineering and service departments to create Omneity Innovations, a spin-off company. Omneity Innovations will utilize the expertise within the two departments to focus on continuing to improve service to its customers. Omneity will provide a wide array of services including engineering, training, technical support, consultation, repair and rebuild for all underground trenchless technologies.

Bosch Rexroth launches new e-commerce site
Bosch Rexroth launched a new e-commerce portal, BuyRexroth.com, designed to provide the easiest access to select authorized Bosch Rexroth products, with the ability for customers to buy products with a credit card and schedule fast delivery — with same-day shipping. Some of the products currently offered on the site include pressure- and directional-control valves and fixed- and variable-displacement pumps for industrial hydraulics applications, a wide selection of axial piston pumps and hydraulic motors for mobile equipment and servo drives, I/O modules, power supplies, HMIs and other electric drive and control products from Bosch Rexroth’s automation and electrification portfolio.

NUCA announces 2020 scholarship program winners
The National Utility Contractors Association announced the winners of the NUCA Foundation for Education and Research 2020 scholarships. The three scholarships awarded are: D.A. Foster Memorial Scholarship, Emily Lyssenko, Coral Springs, Florida; NUCA Four-Year Scholarship, Isaias Martinez, Riverview, Florida; and William & Shirley Burgett Scholarship, Caitlin Murphy, Exeter, Nebraska.



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