Industry News: September 2017

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Industry News: September 2017

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Advanced Drainage Systems announced management changes 
Advanced Drainage Systems announced several leadership changes as part of its previously communicated succession plan. The board of directors has named Scott Barbour as president and CEO, succeeding Joe Chlapaty, who has served in that capacity since 2004. Chlapaty will become chairman emeritus of the board. The board also named C. Robert Kidder as chairman of the board and Barbour as a director.

Medo USA announces merger with Nitto Kohki
Medo USA has merged with its parent company, Nitto Kohki, to unify its corporate structure in the U.S. The company’s structure, location and contact information will remain the same. The merger will have no effect on pump models, part numbers and pricing of air compressors and vacuum pumps previously purchased from Medo USA.

Wieser Concrete promoted Winkler to general manager
Andy Winkler has been promoted to general manager of the Wieser Concrete headquarters in Maiden Rock, Wisconsin. He will lead the company’s safety, marketing, sales, administrative and service groups.

HD Supply Waterworks changes name
HD Supply Waterworks announced it is changing its name to Core & Main, effective immediately. The company, previously a division of HD Supply, currently employs about 2,900 associates at 246 branch locations throughout the U.S.

Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association septic system troubleshooting class
The Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association is hosting a six-hour regional training program on Friday, Oct. 6, in Acton, Massachusetts. This course, “Troubleshooting Septic System Malfunctions,” is for designers, installers, service providers and others involved with troubleshooting septic systems.

Learn about the following topics:

  • Ideas, techniques and tools to determine a septic system malfunction.
  • Solutions on how to deal with challenging users, sites and systems.
  • A complete malfunction analysis procedure.

Sara Heger, Ph.D., a nationally recognized speaker and researcher from the University of Minnesota, will lead the training.

Learn more about the Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association and other training offerings by visiting


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