Jan 10, 2020

Industry News Week 1/10/20

The news roundup for the week of Jan. 10th, 2020. 

Storm Water Solutions

Plastics Pipe Institute Announces New President

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has named David M. Fink as its new President and Executive Director, effective at the end of January 2020. Fink is a veteran of the plastics pipe industry and previously served as the Chairman of the PPI Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019, holding a number of other leadership positions within the organization.

“David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PPI,” said Peter Zut of KraussMaffei, chair of the PPI Board of Directors and chair of the executive search committee. “With his more than 25 years of experience in the plastics industry, including 13 years at a major plastic pipe manufacturer, David has key insights into all segments of the markets served by PPI and for many years has been instrumental in developing and executing the PPI Strategic Plan.” 

TRUEGRID SnowSpot Parking Markers Available 

TRUEGRID Pavers announced the immediate availability of SnowSpots pavement markers for their permeable pavement system. SnowSpots offer snow plow-able, highly visible, paint-free striping for 100% permeable TRUEGRID parking lots, according to the TRUEGRID press release. The markers delineate parking spaces and directional traffic arrows in the TRUEGRID permeable paving grids. SnowSpots sit flush to the top of the TRUEGRID PRO PLUS permeable paver grid to allow easy and quick snow removal using snowplows, snow blowers, brushes, or snow shovels.

“The TRUEGRID paving system is engineered for use in all climates and soils. We are committed to providing the best paving solution available including those in snowy climates,” said Barry Stiles, TRUEGRID Pavers founder. “Being flush, they’re also great for use in disabled parking and access areas.”