Apr 19, 2019

Industry News Week 4/8/19

Abstracts for upcoming Plastic Pipe Conference available; Waterline Renewal Technologies announces acquisition

Abstracts for upcoming Plastic Pipe Conference available
Abstracts for upcoming Plastic Pipe Conference available.

Abstracts for Upcoming Plastic Pipe Conference Available

Presentations by industry professionals at the Society of Plastics Engineers - SPE - Plastic Pipe Conference will range from scientific white papers to the fundamentals of selecting the proper pipe. Abstracts of all 23 presentations are now available at the conference’s website. The Plastic Pipe in Infrastructure and Industrial Applications Conference will be held outside of Philadelphia, April 16 and 17, 2019 and will focus on water, sewer and gas system applications plus new developments in areas such as composite plastic pipe.


Waterline Renewal Technologies Announces Acquisition

Waterline Renewal Technologies, Inc. (WRT) has been acquired by Behrman Capital (Behrman). WRT was formerly a division of Triwater Holdings, LLC.

"We are extremely excited about this new chapter for WRT," said Matt Fishbune, WRT president. "By joining forces with Behrman Capital, this new partnership will allow for further expansion of our core technologies, enhancing our product offering, and scaling our business and geographical reach. With Behrman's proven track record of investing in established growth businesses, WRT will be able to draw on Behrman's profound experience in specialty manufacturing and distribution."


IECA Region One Announces 2019 Presenters of the Year

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Region One has announced the 2019 Presenters of the Year Jason Lederer, CPESC, LEED AP and Troy Thompson, MS, PE for their session Turning the River Right-Side-Up – Restoring the Swan River After a Century of Mining Impacts.

The session describes the first phase of restoration work on the Swan River Restoration Project near Breckenridge, Colorado. The Swan River Valley endured dredge boat mining in the early 1900’s that left the valley bottom void of natural resources. The project the session is based on focuses on showcasing techniques to reclaim and naturalize a severely mine-scared landscape to a geomorphologically appropriate channel, floodplain, riparian fringe and upland corridor.


Expanded Storm Water Offering with Suntree Technologies Acquisition

Oldcastle Infrastructure is part of the Building Products division of CRH. Oldcastle Infrastructure has acquired Suntree Technologies.The acquisition augments Oldcastle Infrastructure’s line of storm water conveyance, storage and treatment solutions.

“We’re excited to welcome Suntree’s employees and customers to the Oldcastle Infrastructure family,” said Matt Clemson, General Manager of Oldcastle Infrastructure’s storm water business. “With more than 25 years of manufacturing and engineering excellence, Suntree’s storm water treatment products complement our existing offering very well. This is a milestone on our journey to offering the most comprehensive storm water solutions to our customers in North America.”


Networking News

  • OptiRTC, Inc. has announced the appointment of David Rubinstein as Chief Executive Officer.
  • Granite Inliner has announced that Jason Walborn has joined the company as business development and Mark Slack is named director, West USA.
  • Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. has announced that two employees, Debra Schales and Howard Wen, have been promoted to the positions of Senior Project Managers.