Industry News: May 2022

Catch up on the latest acquisitions, promotions and company milestones

Industry News: May 2022

Blackwater Alert launches new e-commerce site

Blackwater Alert launched its new e-commerce website, allowing home and business owners to order its sewer and septic backup alert system. The alarm system provides audible alerts and can be programmed with a smartphone. Based out of Bridgewater Corners, Vermont, Blackwater Alert was first designed and manufactured in 2016.

Tim Fowler
Tim Fowler

SJE names chief information officer 

Tim Fowler has joined the SJE leadership team as chief information officer, a new position for the company that will oversee IT initiatives and the current IT team. He will be based at SJE in Plymouth, Minnesota. Before joining SJE, Fowler held a series of roles at Polaris Industries. 

SJE acquires Massachusetts-based Horlick Co.

SJE has purchased Randolph, Massachusetts-based Horlick Co., a manufacturer of custom control panels and motor-generator sets for commercial and industrial markets. Horlick will continue to operate out of its current facility in Randolph, marketing under the Horlick brand. Shawn Hennessey, who has managed the day-to-day business for the past 27 years, will continue as director of operations.

Liberty Pumps building new material handling center 

Liberty Pumps’ new material handling center is under construction and on track to be completed by the end of 2022. The 107,000-square-foot expansion will house both raw and finished component inventory, and allow for more efficient tracking and flow of components to manufacturing. The expansion will also allow for additional manufacturing space in Liberty’s current building when material storage is moved to the new facility. 


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