Industry News: January 2021

The latest news from around the industry

Vermeer acquires HDD technology from Normag
Vermeer announced it has acquired electric-powered horizontal directional drilling and fluid systems technology from Normag. Through this acquisition, Vermeer assumes the rights to develop, manufacture and distribute the fully electric HDD rigs, generator sets and fluid management systems, which are currently operating across Europe under the Normag brand.

Wastequip acquires ContainerPros
Wastequip has acquired Carlsbad, California-based professional waste services company, ContainerPros.

This acquisition enhances the existing cart assembly and delivery service offering provided by Wastequip’s Toter brand by adding a team with over 20 years’ experience in providing cart assembly, delivery and maintenance services for waste haulers and municipalities. Additionally, the acquisition lays the groundwork for Wastequip to include the repair and refurbishment of steel containers as part of its service offering. ContainerPros’ founding partners, Mark Merhab and Gary Lima, will remain with the company.

Mike Grieco
Mike Grieco

Grand opening of Renegade Equipment, Sales and Consulting
Mike Grieco announced the opening of his new business, Renegade Equipment, Sales and Consulting, based in Longmont, Colorado. The company is a specialized construction equipment, sales and rental-based company committed to servicing the needs of buyers and sellers throughout the process of acquiring or selling specialized equipment.

Vacuum Truck Rentals partners with Northern Safety and Industrial
Vacuum Truck Rentals and Northern Safety and Industrial announced their partnership to provide customers another avenue to access corrugated hose in the industrial cleaning industry, the Advanced Drainage Systems’ Evac Hose. Through this partnership, VTR will be the exclusive reseller of the Evac Hose with NSI as the distributor.

Super Products president announces retirement
After 13 years leading and growing Super Products, Mike Vanden Heuvel announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2020. As his successor, Super Products’ Vice President of Rentals Randy Buening was promoted to president of Super Products, effective Jan. 1. Vanden Heuvel joined the company in 2007 as the VP of industrial sales and took over as president at the end of 2008. During his tenure he added several rental facilities and maintained steady growth. Under Vanden Heuvel’s supervision, Super Products built and moved into its new headquarters in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, in January 2020. The new building allowed the organization to consolidate three separate operating facilities in southeast Wisconsin into one, where it now produces its full product line.

Mike Vanden Heuvel
Mike Vanden Heuvel
Randy Buening
Randy Buening


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