May 2021 Vol. 76 No.5




Stowers Machinery Corp., headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., is the newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Group’s Transformer and Crusher material processing attachments. The dealer’s locations throughout the state, now provide sales and rental of ALLU equipment, as well as complete aftermarket service and spare parts. 

The partnership with Stowers Machinery as its Tennessee distributor reinforces ALLU’s commitment to providing the greatest level of customer focus in the industry by combining local expertise and support with the benefits of ALLU’s influence and prominence as a global company. 

“We feel the ALLU product line will provide unique portable screening and crushing solutions that will help our customers to be more productive, efficient, and profitable,” said Larry Cummins, general manager, Stowers-Allied Division. “Also … ALLU’s commitment to product support will make this partnership a win for our customers, Stowers Machinery, and ALLU.” 

Arcosa Shoring Products 

As a provider of infrastructure-related safety equipment and solutions, Arcosa Shoring Products strives to create long-term value for its customers and stakeholders by promoting a culture that values environmental, social and governance (ESG) responsibility. To that end, Arcosa recently produced a video highlighting its ESG commitment. 

“Clearly the trench shoring industry’s number-one priority is safety,” said Joe Zylman, president of Arcosa Shoring Products and NAXSA Board Member. “However, underground construction personnel are not the only beneficiaries of all that we do collectively. 

“The environment benefits every time a contractor digs a trench to install shoring, rather than sloping,” he added. “Yes, trench shoring saves lives, but it also does so much more.” 

The video, “Environmental Social Governance by Arcosa Shoring Products,” is located on YouTube at 


According to the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI), the latest AWWA C901 standard provides specifiers and end-users with the best grade of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe for water service pipes. 

Under this updated standard, HDPE pressure pipes and tubes from ¾ inch through 3 inches, produced under C901-20 must be manufactured from PE4710 compound and be SDR9 (PC 250). It also raises the cell classification for oxidative resistance to CC3 (for potable water piping systems), the highest and only acceptable level of chlorine and chloramine resistance in potable water systems. 

“The seventh and latest edition of this standard requires the use of CTS or IPS-sized HDPE pipe, and removes the option for special sizes that allowed for different SDRs,” stated Camille George Rubeiz, P.E., F. ASCE, senior director of engineering for the Municipal and Industrial Division of PPI. Rubeiz, who is also the co-chair of the HDPE Municipal Advisory Board, chaired the AWWA C901 Subcommittee responsible for updating the standard. 

“Basically, the changes to the standard eliminate the use of thin-walled HDPE pressure pipe and tubing for potable water, reclaimed water and also for wastewater service. It’s another way for the HDPE industry to protect communities from non-compliant products and provide the best solution for the replacement of dangerous lead service lines. 

“Also, for potable water with chlorine or chloramine residuals,” he continued, “C901-20 requires HDPE pipe with a minimum cell classification of PE 445574(C or E) CC3. CC3 calculations are available in the updated PPI TN-49 (2020) document and in” 

Rubeiz said that there is also related information in the recently released AWWA M55 (2020) manual. Additional details about both the new AWWA C901-20 Standard and the updated M55 Manual can be found at the AWWA ( and PPI websites. 

John Deere 

Standing behind the reliability and durability of its machines and integrated technology, John Deere now offers an industry-leading extended coverage package for its SmartGrade Dozers. 

“Since launching our SmartGrade Dozers, we have seen increased interest in grade control technology. Our customers are looking for ways to make equipment easier to operate and more productive, even with less experienced operators,” said Matt Goedert, solutions marketing manager, John Deere. 

The warranties deliver enhanced coverage on the machine powertrain and hydraulics, as well as the SmartGrade components, for three years or 5,000 hours, whichever occurs first. The offer is extended through June 30, 2021, and available on eligible machines including the 650K, 700K, 700L, 750K, 750L, 850K, 850L, and 950K models. 

“By extending our industry-leading warranty, we’re not only standing behind our SmartGrade technology, but we are also instilling confidence in our customers that these machines are built to withstand challenging and demanding job sites,” Goedert added. 

SmartGrade machines combine the power and performance of John Deere dozers with a proven, fully integrated, precision 3D grade control solution. It integrates masts and cables into the machine, reducing the risk of damage and theft, and is fully supported by John Deere dealers. 

Additionally, this technology removes the need to install blade-mounted GNSS sensors and components daily, reducing setup time and allowing operators to get more work done. 


Woolpert has acquired CivilTech Engineering Inc., a multidisciplinary engineering firm that specializes in transportation, water resources, municipal, structural and construction services. CivilTech has three offices in Texas and serves local, state and federal clients. 

This acquisition complements and enhances the capabilities of both companies. Woolpert will extend its state and federal transportation and water initiatives, and its engineering and geospatial presence in Texas, which has critical transportation infrastructure and flood-risk mitigation needs. For Houston-based CivilTech, the move expands its footprint in Texas, provides international exposure, and integrates industry-leading engineering and geospatial technologies. 

According to Melvin G. Spinks, CivilTech president and CEO, precise and technologically advanced GIS data are critical to engineering projects, providing modeling, forecasting and support for next-generation capabilities. The firms’ combined innovative technology will document regional history, identify trends and facilitate transparency through public sharing. 

Woolpert Senior Vice President and Infrastructure Sector Leader Tom Mochty lauded CivilTech’s fast-growing water and transportation service offerings, particularly on large-scale highway design and construction inspection projects for the Texas Department of Transportation and major flood-risk planning studies across Texas. 

Incorporating Woolpert’s national water quality monitoring, sanitary sewer evaluation survey (SSES), and capacity, management, operation and maintenance (CMOM) program expertise will expand and complement CivilTech’s business practices. 


Thomas Schmidt, vice president of Business Development at Barbco Inc., (East Canton, Ohio) was named vice president of the newly formed Stark County Manufacturing Workforce Development Partnership of the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association. 

He is a seasoned manufacturing veteran with many years of leadership in numerous local plants including Harrison Paint, Heinemann Saw Company, and Georgia Pacific. President of the new coalition is manufacturing veteran James Batchelder of the M.K. Morse Company. 


Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Gonzales, Louisiana, further strengthening its presence in the Gulf Coast. 

The new location offers Dräger’s full portfolio of safety products and its enhanced offering of rental and safety services with the world’s most technologically advanced rental and on-site safety products and services for the oil, gas and chemical industries. 

Ideal for daily and long-term rental, shutdown and turnaround services, Dräger’s portfolio of rental and safety services includes: 

  • Gas Detection (personal and area monitoring)
  • Respiratory Protection/Breathing Air Supply
  • Fall Protection
  • Communication/Lighting/Ventilation
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)/Consumables
  • Safety Staffing and Consultation
  • Inventory Management/On-Site Safety Shop

With Dräger’s ever-expanding focus on its customers and support as a full-service safety provider, the new facility offers same-day delivery and technician support. 

“After relocating our National Safety Service Center to Houston as part of our continued commitment to growth, we are proud to expand our presence in the Gulf Coast with the grand opening of our new location in Gonzales, Louisiana,” said Senior Vice President of Service and Project Realization for Dräger, John Sloss. 


MSD Partners, L.P., has agreed to invest in Woolpert, a premier architecture, engineering and geospatial firm, in partnership with management. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Founded in 1911, Woolpert is a global provider of architecture, engineering, geospatial (AEG) and strategic consulting services to a wide variety of public, private and government clients. The company has more than 1,100 dedicated employees at 42 offices and is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. 

“The vision we set for our company in 2015 was to become the premier global AEG and one of the best companies in the world,” said Scott Cattran, president and CEO of Woolpert, who will continue to lead the company upon completion of the transaction. “Since then, Woolpert has been designated as a Great Place to Work for five years in a row and doubled in size … 

According to Kevin Brown, co-head of MDS Partners’ Private Capital Group, “Woolpert fits seamlessly with MSD Partners’ strategy of partnering with talented management teams and investing in companies which are stable, well-positioned in attractive markets and poised for continued growth.” 


Dresser NGS, a Houston-based, leading provider of metering, electronics, instrumentation, flow control, distribution repair products, and over-pressure protection devices to utility and industrial customers, has renamed the company Dresser Utility Solutions. 

For more than a century, Dresser Utility Solutions has been a leading worldwide manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered products for critical infrastructure in the global utility and industrial sectors. Its core business has been serving gas utilities and going forward it will focus on serving the broader utility sector, particularly in the water and wastewater treatment customer segments. The aging gas and water utility asset base and heightened focus on ESG necessitate innovative solutions and products, which Dresser Utility Solutions is uniquely positioned to provide. 

The new name better communicates the organization’s “expertise and vision of supplying essential equipment to utilities around the world,” said David Evans, president and CEO of Dresser Utility Solutions. “We are committed to continue providing our customers with highly reliable products and new value-added technologies, such as metering with electronic remote diagnostics. 

“Additionally, we are excited to bring back into focus the water and wastewater markets, where we have a strong heritage, with continued investment in our product lines, including the Dresser Coupling and expansion joints.” 


Doosan Infracore North America, LLC announced its top-10 dealers of 2020 – heavy equipment dealers that have excelled in providing top-level performance in sales, parts and service to the customers in their respective markets. The top 10 Doosan dealers of 2020 include the following enterprises (headquarters in parentheses): 

  • Barry Equipment Co. (Webster, Mass.) – fourth-consecutive year
  • Bobcat of Mandan Inc (Mandan, N.D.) – third-consecutive year
  • Brown’s Industrial Sales (Lloydminster, Alberta)
  • CG Equipment (Guelph, Ontario) – second-consecutive year
  • Coastal Machinery (Pensacola, Fla.) – second-consecutive year
  • Equipment East, LLC. (Dracut, Mass.) – fourth-consecutive year
  • G. Stone Commercial Division (Middlebury, Vt.)
  • Hartington Farm Services Ltd. (Hartington, Ontario)
  • Theco Inc. (Big Lake, Minn.)
  • Wilson Equipment (Central Point, Ore.) – third-consecutive year

Top-performing Doosan dealers are offered a selection of several incentives, which will improve their profitability when selling and servicing Doosan equipment. In addition, Doosan North American leadership may look to these dealers for valuable input regarding Doosan initiatives and direction as they represent the dealer network. 

CNH Reman 

Through a new program, CNH Industrial Reman will distribute Sullair Certified Reman portable air compressors to the CNH dealer network, including Case IH, Case Construction, New Holland Agriculture and New Holland Construction dealers. 

“This program brings tremendous value to our dealers that have existing compressed air units as they can now purchase them directly from CNH,” said Vaughn Henson, business development director at CNH Industrial Reman. “For those dealers who don’t already have compressed air units, this program allows them to move into a new product line to service their existing customers or attract new customers.” 

The Sullair Certified Reman program is a class-leading remanufacturing program with 14 remanufactured air compressor models and more than 3,000 units sold since 2013. This program also includes better-than-new warranty – two years or 3,000 hours for engines and five years or 10,000 hours for air ends. 

Sullair Certified Reman portable air compressors feature OEM quality parts and strict testing that meets the same high standards as brand-new units. 

Air Systems 

Air Systems International’s 2021 Catalog is now available in print and digital forms. 

The updated catalog features Air Systems’ most popular items for the fire and rescue market, including Multi Air Command Kits (MACK) for breathing and tool air distribution, MULTI-PAK Cylinder Air Carts, Tech-Rescue Air Cylinder Carts, Confined Space Ventilation Kits, AIR-KADDY SCBA Storage Racks, and Air-Light Portable Area Light product line. 

Product categories include: 

  • Air Distribution – distribution of breathing air, filling air cylinders, and rescue applications
  • SCBA Breathing Air Cylinder Carts – breathing air carts designed for fire/rescue applications
  • High Pressure Breathing Air Solutions – cascade fill whips, assemblies, and cylinder air test kits
  • Custom Breathing Air Trailers – custom trailers and accessories
  • Confined Space Ventilation – complete line of blowers, fans and ventilation kits
  • Portable Area Lighting – DC powered portable area lighting for hazardous and non-hazardous locations

New additions to the Catalog include 12-inch explosion-proof axial fans and kits. All are CSA C/US certified and CE registered for hazardous locations. Also new is Air-Light EX explosion-proof DC-powered LED area light for hazardous locations. 


Barbco, Incorporated has expanded its network, with its full line of Mean Green Barbco capital equipment and accessories now available for sale and rent at Trenchless Rental Solutions (TRS), based in Loveland, Colorado, north of Denver. 

Contractors can expect to find a full array of Barbco’s capital equipment at the Colorado dealership, including auger boring machines, cutting heads, auger, bentonite pumps, various attachments, remote control boring machines, TriBors, and Pathfinder guided pilot tooth systems. 

TRS prides itself on being on the cutting edge of this great industry leading with innovative solutions, having years of hands-on experiences, and representing the complete Barbco line of equipment. 

As TRS Vice President of Sales, Kenny Clever proudly states, “We are dedicated to expanding our footprint and inventory to provide the best equipment for rent and for sale to become our customers’ ‘hole solution.’ ” 


LAN to Design New Sewer Line for City of Houston 

The city of Houston selected planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) to design a new sewer line that will divert wastewater from the Imperial Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Northgate Regional Lift Station. 

Part of the City’s overall plan to reduce operational and maintenance costs by consolidating 39 wastewater treatment plants and more than 380 lift station facilities, this project will decommission the 4-million-gallon-a-day Imperial Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

The $30-million project consists of approximately 13,000 linear feet of 36-inch sanitary sewer line that will divert more than 9 million gallons a day of wastewater. LAN will identify alternative routes, critical design aspects, bypass pumping plans, preliminary construction costs, constructability issues, and construction phasing. In conjunction, LAN will analyze and determine if there is an efficient and cost-effective method to abandon the Aldine Bender and Northbelt lift stations, to further consolidation efforts. 

“With the new sewer line, the city will have a reliable infrastructure to serve the community for the foreseeable future,” said Stephen A. Gilbreath, P.E., LAN senior associate and team leader. “Additionally, diverting the flows and decommissioning these facilities will save costs in the long run and should lead to more economic development in the area.” 

Other firms involved in the project include KUO & Associates, Inc. for surveying, Associated Testing Laboratories, Inc. for environmental and geotechnical engineering, ASV Consulting Group, Inc. for subsurface utility engineering, and EJES, Inc. for engineering design support. 

Design of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, with construction anticipated to be completed in summer 2025. 


Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., (713) 266-6900,  


CASE Launches First ReNew Centers in High-Volume Used Equipment Markets 

CASE Construction Equipment launched the first official CASE ReNew Centers in partnership with dealers in highly populated equipment markets: Associated Supply Company, Inc. (ASCO) in Euless, Texas; Hills Machinery in Charlotte, N.C., and Columbia, S.C.; and RPM Machinery in Lebanon, Ind. 

The CASE ReNew Centers thoroughly inspect, service and recondition CASE lease returns and/or other used CASE equipment, which is then sold through CASE dealers. These Centers also feature the highest level of certified technicians in the network and offer reconditioning services for used equipment – CASE, as well as other brands. 

“We now offer equipment buyers a range of used equipment reconditioning services and purchase price points to best fit their needs and investment strategies,” said Terry Dolan, head of CASE Construction Equipment-North America. “Equipment buyers can also have faith that ReNew badged used equipment has been properly cared for, inspected and serviced compared to equipment purchased in private sales.” 

In addition to ReNew, CASE has two other categories of CASE used equipment: 

  • Standard: Basic sale/trade-in (includes all competitive equipment), which is ideal for price-driven buyers who prefer ‘as-is’ transactions and repairing their own equipment.
  • CASE ReNew: CASE used or lease return equipment – all product lines – that has been serviced and repaired to retail-ready condition, functionality and performance, and inspected by a CASE-certified technician.
  • CASE Certified Used equipment (where available) undergoes a 100-plus point inspection, including extensive fluid testing and repair by a Level 2 CASE-certified technician, use of CASE Genuine or REMAN Parts, and features an extended warranty and competitive financing.


CASE Construction Equipment, (262) 636-6011, 


Kondex Launches Online Store for HDD Products 

Kondex Corporation recently launched its online store,, featuring its Drill Defender horizontal directional drilling (HDD) product line. The store offers HDD contractors an easy-to-navigate source for purchasing underground boring components. 

“What sets our products apart from alternatives on the market is our wear prevention,” commented John Wagner, vice president of sales at Kondex. “We are using a laser cladding additive that exceeds the limits of hard face welding that’s traditionally used in this industry. Not only is laser cladding a more durable and carbide-dense protection, but the application method utilized also allows us to add laser cladding to product areas that otherwise could not be protected.” 

Kondex has more than 10 years of experience with laser cladding technology, and historically sees its use increase product life by an average of two-to-three times. This is true for drilling applications, as well as laser cladding on its agricultural and lawn and turf products. 

“Our goal with laser cladding is to greatly reduce how quickly a product wears by shielding the base material,” Wagner explained. “As a product wears, its performance also degrades. So, the longer we can maintain near net shape, the longer our products will perform at optimal levels. 

“This is a tremendous value in underground drilling, as it reduces the amount of down time otherwise needed to replace worn parts.” 


Kondex Corporation, (920) 269-4100,, 


Felling Trailers Announces Beneficiary of 2021 ‘Trailer for a Cause’ Online Auction 

Felling Trailers will be hosting its ninth-annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers’ goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100 percent of the winning bid to a different nonprofit each year. 

This year, Felling Trailers has selected the Minnesota Firefighters Foundation (MNFFF) as the Trailer for a Cause auction beneficiary. 

“We respect and appreciate firefighters’ time, skills, and service as they risk their lives to protect our communities,” said Brenda Jennissen, president and CEO of Felling Trailers. “Having almost a dozen volunteer firefighters on our team makes it even more personal, and we’re honored to give back to this statewide organization that works to educate and bring awareness to all of our Minnesota firefighters.” 

Leading up to the fall 2021 auction, Felling Trailers will work with MNFFF to generate awareness about firefighters and their families who have been affected by cancer and other health issues, due to their involvement in the fire service. 

Previous Trailer for a Cause auctions have raised over $25,000 for nonprofit organizations such as Bright Pink-Breast Cancer, SOMN-Special Olympics Minnesota, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, and Lymphoma Research Foundation. 


Felling Trailers Inc., (800) 245-2809, 

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