Industry News - November 2019

Advanced Drainage Systems acquires Infiltrator Water Technologies
Advanced Drainage Systems announced the acquisition of Infiltrator Water Technologies for approximately $1.08 billion from an affiliate of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other stockholders. Infiltrator has been a long-standing supplier and customer of ADS for more than 15 years. In a press release, Scott Barbour, ADS president and CEO, says, “This acquisition will allow us to offer an enhanced suite of water management solutions to a broader set of customers and expand our addressable opportunity in the attractive and related onsite septic business.”

Liberty Pumps names new president 
Liberty Pumps named Robyn Brookhart as president. She replaces Charlie Cook who will remain CEO and chairman. She has been with the company for 22 years and has served in a variety of positions including sales and marketing, customer service and manufacturing. Most recently she served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, a position she will retain.

Robyn Brookhart

SJE-Rhombus and CSI Controls partner with Contractor Rewards
SJE-Rhombus and CSI Controls are partnering with Contractor Rewards starting Aug. 6. Contractor Rewards is a loyalty program company that partners with brands to reward qualified purchases. It is a free program and open to contractors, plumbers, septic system installers and trade contractors in the U.S. Invoices must be submitted online or via email within 60 days to earn points.

Jackel launches pumps and unveils new logo
Jackel launched its initial offering of sump and sewage pumps and unveiled its new logo and brand image in September. It now offers sump and sewage pumps and pump systems in addition to its existing basin and check valves. The company also announced it has a new branding strategy, revealing a new logo and colors. According to a release, Craig Nowicki, president and CEO, says, “These changes are part of our strategy to present a consistent image across all products and distribution channels.”

Full In Partners makes growth investment in ServiceCore
ServiceCore announced that growth equity investor Full In Partners agreed to acquire a significant interest in the company to enable ServiceCore to continue its rapid growth and expansion. ServiceCore empowers more than 350 companies across the liquid waste industry to better manage their routing, scheduling, accounting and invoicing. 


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