Industry News - January 2020

Lemke joins PRIER Products as vice president of sales and marketing 

PRIER Products announced Matt Lemke as its vice president of sales and marketing. Lemke’s career spans more than 30 years in complex business-to-business channels as well as retail. Most recently he led the sales, marketing and customer service teams of safeTstep, a division of Payless ShoeSource. He will focus on strengthening relationships with existing and new distributors, retailers and contractors, as well as build upon PRIER Products’ customer service.

Norweco and Norwalk Precast Molds expand warehouse

Norweco and Norwalk Precast Molds are expanding. In 2007, Norwalk Precast Molds purchased the 205 Industrial Parkway property in Ohio to allow for continued growth and innovation. This new expansion will more than double their current space and allow them continued growth. Norweco and Norwalk Precast Molds trace their beginnings back over 100 years to 1906. In the 1970s, the Norwalk Vault Co. was split into three separate companies: Norweco, Norwalk Precast Molds and Norwalk Concrete. The 105,000-square-foot expansion is expected to be finished in summer of 2020.

Waterline Renewal Technologies participates at WEFTEC

Waterline Renewal Technologies participated at the Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference in Chicago. Throughout the exhibition, WRT and its core brands — AP/M Permaform, CentriPipe, ConShield Technologies, LMK Technologies and Perma-Liner Industries — used live presentations to showcase the innovative trenchless technology of its core brands while also highlighting case studies and new products.

Taco Comfort Solutions’ White receives 2019 Craftsmanship Award

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the city of New York awarded the 2019 Craftsmanship Award to recipient John Hazen White Jr., executive chairman and CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions. Taco is a family-run company that will soon celebrate the 100th year of its founding, and White is the third generation to provide leadership and vision for the company.

American Standard wins WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award

For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized American Standard, part of LIXIL Americas, with a 2019 WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its efforts to defeat water waste and promote WaterSense in 2019. American Standard brand received one of 25 WaterSense awards in October at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas.  


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