Industry News - August 2019

Pipe Lining Supply celebrates 15th anniversary

Pipe Lining Supply is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The company was founded on Jan. 1, 2004, by Linda Heisler. Her primary focus was the cured-in-place-pipe industry in the California area. Two years later, her husband, John Heisler, joined the company, bringing expansive knowledge of the industry including CIPP lateral lining, pipe bursting, horizontal directional drilling, pipe coating, sewage lining, opencut and cover, and water and sewer utility work. In 2017, the company introduced its AIPPR Quik-Coating System, designed for drain, waste and vent piping. The company has also expanded its market nationwide, and its team includes technical experts across the U.S.

Zoom Drain Franchise adds California location

Zoom Drain Franchise added its 13th franchise location, this time in Orange County, California. The new franchise will be run by Sean and Amy Hunt. Amy is currently serving on active duty with the U.S. Navy, while Sean is a Navy veteran. Between them, they have more than 30 years’ naval experience.

Additional Zoom Drain locations include Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Norristown and Allentown/Bethlehem); Long Island, New York; Portland, Maine; New Jersey; Salt Lake City; Seattle; Omaha, Nebraska; Baltimore; and central Florida.

Uponor and Belkin invest to grow joint venture company, Phyn

Uponor and Belkin have decided to invest an additional $12 million, $6 million each, into their joint venture company, Phyn, in 2019. The new investment will be used for ongoing research and product development for smart water solutions, as well as continuing efforts to grow in the North American and European markets.

Midland Industries announces new sales managers 

Midland Industries announced that both Melissa Coolidge and Todd Evans have joined the company as national sales managers for the plumbing/PVF (pipes, valves and fittings) market and waterworks and irrigation market, respectively. Coolidge and Evans were formerly with Matco-Norca where they both led sales efforts in their respective disciplines. Coolidge is headquartered near Charlotte, North Carolina, and Evans near Houston.  


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