Industry News - September 2019

Anvil International and Smith-Cooper International complete merger

Anvil International and Smith-Cooper International announced the completion of their merger. While the companies are now under the same corporate ownership, Anvil and SCI sales, customer service and fulfillment will continue to operate separately. The combined company is majority owned by Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within industrial services, business services and health care. 


REHAU’s Americas headquarters marks 40 years in Virginia

REHAU announced the 40-year anniversary of establishing its North American headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia. As the current Americas headquarters for the privately held global manufacturer, REHAU Leesburg oversees operations across four subregion administrative offices, 20 sales offices, nine plants and eight logistics centers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.


Jason O’Neill joins Taco Comfort Solutions

Taco Comfort Solutions welcomed Jason O’Neill as the company’s new regional manager for wholesale products in the Western United States. O’Neill has over 20 years’ experience in a variety of sales management positions with Uponor, Bosch, McCoy Sales and International Environmental Corp.

 Jason O’Neill

Pipe Lining Supply adds a new technical representative and sales 

Pipe Lining Supply announced the promotion of Chris Gorum to the position of technical representative and sales serving Texas. He has been with Pipe Lining Supply since 2015 in the warehouse division. Gorum will support Pipe Lining Supply’s customer base with training, advice and sales for CIPP lateral lining and AIPPR pipe coating projects for drain, waste and vent in Texas and the surrounding areas.

 Chris Gorum

Brasscraft STEM day

Brasscraft recently joined one of its Masco Millions partners, Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program, at the Michigan Science Center for workshops where seventh and eighth grade students explored the world of STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. DAPCEP places youth on university campuses to learn everything from renewable energy engineering to computer programming to the mathematics of music. The program’s mission is to increase the number of underrepresented students who are motivated and prepared to pursue degrees leading to careers in STEM.  



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