Industry News: July 2016

Catch up on the latest acquisitions, promotions and company milestones
Industry News: July 2016
Pictured (from left) are Dan Miller, president and CEO of Manitou Americas; Kelly Katzung, Northland Farm Systems; and Francois Piffard, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Manitou Group.

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Mustang-Gehl Company presents 2015 Top Dealer awards
Mustang-Gehl Company presented 2015 Top Dealer awards to Northland Farm Systems (Owatonna, Minnesota), Alta Equipment Company (Wixom, Michigan) and Binkley and Hurst L.P. (Lititz, Pennsylvania).

BASE Engineering appoints industrial specialist 
Alex Prosser was named industrial specialist for BASE Engineering. Prosser has worked with a diverse range of oil and gas projects throughout Canada.

Manitou welcomes two to dealer network
Dragoon’s Farm Equipment and Toyota Material Handling Ohio joined the Manitou dealer network. Dragoon’s Farm Equipment provides sales, service and parts support to Mooers, New York, and surrounding areas. Toyota Material Handling Ohio serves Columbus and Toledo, Ohio.

Loftness Specialized Equipment names territory manager
Blake Eavenson was named territory manager for Loftness Specialized Equipment. Eavenson will be responsible for growing the VMLogix product line.

Virgo Fleet releases new catalog
Virgo Fleet, a retail supplier of truck accessories, released a new 84-page product catalog. Buyers can browse items in the catalog on the company’s website,

Hol-Mac Corporation announces expansion
Hol-Mac Corporation will add 40 news jobs and invest $5 million in expanding its operation in Bay Springs, Mississippi. A $250,000 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority includes $200,000 for equipment relocation and $50,000 for workforce training.

Franklin Electric VP named to Hydraulic Institute’s board of directors
DeLancey Davis, vice president of Franklin Electric and president of North America Water Systems, was appointed to the Hydraulic Institute’s board of directors.

Talbert Manufacturing appoints two vice presidents 
Talbert Manufacturing promoted Jamie Myers to vice president of purchasing, and promoted Jim Hall to vice president of operations. Myers and Hall have more than 40 years combined experience in the manufacturing industry.

Septic Services names national sales manager 
Septic Services named Mike Copeland as national sales manager. Copeland has more than 20 years of sales experience.

NOWRA committees meet, tour Infiltrator facility
In early June, members of the NOWRA technical practices and education committee met in Lexington, Kentucky, to discuss educational and technical programming, and to tour the Infiltrator Water Technologies manufacturing facility in Winchester to see a series of large-part low-pressure injection molding equipment in operation.


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