New Products and Industry News [Sept ’15]

New Products and Industry News [Sept ’15]

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Husqvarna Releases Vari-CutTM Range of Blades Worldwide
Due to the performance and sales success of the enhanced range of Vari-Cut™ diamond blades, launched in 2014, Husqvarna Construction Products has announced it will sell these blades throughout the entire world. The product line includes the Vari-Cut™ Turbo, Vari-Cut™ Plus and Vari-Cut™ Tile blades. Vari-Cut™ is a cost efficient premium diamond blade for a range of materials. It is designed to cut steel rebar as easily as bricks, blocks and concrete slabs. This can eliminate the need to switch blades, saving time and money. The blade has a unique design, combining 0.4-inch turbo segments for increased cutting speed and 0.4-inch straight segments for increased tool life. The Vari-Cut™ range is also designed with safety in mind. The blade is equipped with a perforated core that allows an optimal cooling of the blade and has angled gullets designed to protect it against cracking.

For More Information
Contact: Cate Stratemeier
Tel: 913-928-1442
Email: cate.stratemeier@husqvarnagroup.com
www.husqvarnacp.com


 

1 Diamond Back - XLR BitDiamond Back Introduces XLR Core Bits
Diamond Back Diamond Tools, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new line of XLR diamond core bits. The bits are available in diameters from 1 to 36 inches in diameter. Standard barrel length is 18 inches, so total height is 21 inches when including the connector and segment. XLR segment height is 0.4 inch. These core bits are manufactured with the aim of providing constant clearance for better core removal and slurry evacuation. Segment configuration can be adjusted as per customer requirements. The application is designed for very hard concrete, hard rock, heavily reinforced concrete, very hard aggregate, brick and stone. Special bonding is available for dry cutting and asphalt.

For More Information
Contact: Patrick Lemieux
Tel: 866-600-2557
Email: patrick@dbdiamondtools.com
www.dbdiamondtools.com


 

Brokk Introduces Next-Generation Brokk 100
Brokk, a leading manufacturer of remote controlled demolition machines, presents the next-generation Brokk 100. The updated model features improved controls for smoother functionality in slewing and arm movements, a simplified method to integrate attachments and an updated electrical system for improved reliability. The Brokk 100 is the second-smallest machine in the lineup, weighing 2,183 pounds, and can use a wide range of attachments, such as breakers, crushers, grapples, rock drills and shears. With its 31-inch width, the Brokk 100 and its attachment fit through standard doors or inside passenger elevators. The machine produces zero emissions, has an impressive power-to-weight ratio and is operated by a wireless, digital remote control. By using wireless controls, operators can position themselves for optimum visibility and safety, avoiding potential falling debris or exposure to harmful environments.

For More Information
Contact: Peter Bigwood
Tel: 413-537-5572
Email: peter@brokkinc.com
www.brokkinc.com


 

ICS Introduces the Pentruder® 6-10 High Frequency Wall Saw
ICS is pleased to introduce the Pentruder® 6-10 high frequency wall saw. This wall saw is the most lightweight sawhead produced by parent company Tractive AB and provides the horsepower expected of a Pentruder wall saw. The 24-horsepower 6-10 high frequency wall saw features a maximum cutting depth of 18 inches without the weight of hydraulic hoses. Available as a system or individual component to add to a Pentruder system, the 6-10 sawhead is suitable for industry professionals looking to add a lightweight configuration to their tool box.

For More Information
Contact: Matt Fildes
Tel: 503-905-2728
Email: matt.fildes@blount.com


 

Western Saw Celebrates 85 Years and Four Generations
In 1930, Western Saw began as a repair shop, sharpening knives and scissors under the guidance of Waldemar Christian Nielsen (grandfather of current owners Kevin and Kraig Baron). After World War II, Western Saw established itself as a manufacturer of circular saw blades and band saws, and in 1947 manufactured its first diamond core for Felker. The company’s reputation grew, and in 1950 the name was changed to Western Saw Manufacturers Inc. and a new era began with Frank Baron. By 1951, Western Saw had six different dado designs and a patented multi-cut oscillating dado. Soon after; chrome plating, circular saws and the manufacturing of square saws had joined the production line. In 1955, Western Saw started producing carbide tipped saws for hardware and industrial businesses.

The business once again expanded in 1968 to an 18,000-square-foot building, and patented the first hard face diamond core. By the late 70’s and early 80’s, it was the turn of a third generation of leadership, with Kevin and Kraig Baron beginning a new era of innovation and technology. Their first laser purchase came in 1984, which started a new journey of becoming a leader in the Diamond Core industry. In 1991, another big move came when Western Saw moved to Oxnard and into a 25,000-square-foot building. The company then acquired an additional 22,000 square feet in 1995 and in 1999 Western Saw purchased land, designed and built a state-of-the-art, 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Today, the company manufactures cores, tubes, carbide blanks and custom laser cutting for the automotive and aerospace industries. Western Saw celebrates 85 years of business with a great sense of pride in its achievements. With a fourth generation now playing an active role in the company—cousins Cole and Chase, sons of Kevin and Kraig respectively—the future looks bright. The Western Saw family would like to thank all of its customers and the company looks forward to being of service for the next 85 years.

For More Information
Contact: Cole Baron
Tel: 805-981-0999
Email: cole@westernsaw.com


 

Water Recycling and Slurry Containment Vacuum from CS Unitec
The CS 2000 from CS Unitec is a water recycling and slurry containment vacuum designed for contractors using wet-working tools, such as diamond core drills, masonry saws and wet grinders. The CS 2000 functions as a portable water supply, eliminating a contractor’s task of refilling portable pumps. Slurry is trapped in a porous filter bag for easy disposal. A continuous loop system returns the filtered water back to the tool. The work area remains clean and dry eliminating cleanup or environmental issues. The CS 2000 vacuum features an integrated sump pump that can either discharge the water or recycle it back to the 13-gallon stainless steel canister for reuse. It pumps 78 gallons per minute at ground level and has a maximum water lift of 18 feet. Delivery is 10.5 GPM at 10 feet. For normal wet/dry vacuuming, the motor and pump operate from two independent switches. The CS 2000 comes with a portable cart with large wheels, locking front casters and a 26-foot power cord. The stainless steel tank can either be tilted for emptying water or lifted out of the cart for easy transport.

For More Information
Tel: 800-700-5919
Email: info@csunitec.com
www.csunitec.com


 

ICS, Blount Appoints Two
ICS, Blount is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Brown from northwest regional sales manager to national sales manager for the U.S. and Canada. Brown has been with ICS since 2007 and, prior to joining the company, managed a concrete cutting company based in the Pacific Northwest. Brown brings extensive knowledge of the concrete cutting industry along with the understanding of ICS initiatives and long term strategies. He is based at ICS, Blount corporate headquarters in Portland, Oregon and can be reached at scott.brown@blount.com.

The company is also pleased to announce the addition of Eric Freedlund as the ICS, pro-direct regional sales manager for the North Central U.S. region. Eric brings over 21 years of sales experience in the heavy commercial, highway and bridge and diamond tooling industries to ICS. Eric has a degree in communications and public relations and is based in Chicago, Illinois. Eric’s regional responsibilities will include North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

For More Information
Contact: Kevin Warnecke
Tel: 800-321-1240
Email: kevin.warnecke@blount.com


 

1 DITEQ G3 Core BitDITEQ Releases New Turbo Core Bit
DITEQ Corporation is pleased to introduce its high-velocity G3 Turbo core bit. The company has found this new bit to be extremely fast in drilling hard reinforced concrete. The C-42AX G3 utilizes ARIX™ diamond placement technology along with a new bond formula. It is available in diameters from 2 to 8 inches and can be used wet or dry.

For More Information
Contact: Mike Orzechowski
Tel: 816-246-5515
Email: mikeo@diteq.com


 

Frank Keeling, 1944-2015
Industry Professional Franklyn Jay Keeling, 71, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away on May 19, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House. Born to Guy and Grace Keeling February 7, 1944 in St. Petersburg, Florida, Frank settled in Upstate New York as a child. He grew up and graduated from high school in Gorham, New York, in 1962. He married his high school sweetheart, Judy Bigham, in 1964. Frank attended several different universities and worked at several companies including Eastman Kodak Company and Brede Tool in Rochester. He ultimately found his niche while developing a tools sales division at Iversen Lumber in Gorham. As a territorial sales man at Wedge Company, he found his true life’s passion selling diamond tools for construction. In 1977 he moved to Target Products, Inc. where he served in many sales and management positions that lead to his family’s move to Kansas City. In 1983, Frank co-founded Magnum Diamond and Machinery. He owned and built the company with his two sons, Jeff and Pat, until it was sold to Electrolux in 2000. Magnum was merged with Dimas USA where Frank served as President until 2002. He and his sons then started Precision Tractor and continued with the company until his retirement in 2008. Frank continued to keep up his relationships with friends in the industry and attended various events and trade shows.

Frank and Judy’s two sons have both followed in their father’s footsteps—working in construction, sales and sharing his love of the industry. In addition to his wife and sons, Frank is survived by two daughter-in-laws Cathy (Pat) and Connie (Jeff) as well as seven grandchildren; Brandon, Christy, Emily (Pat) and Aubrye, Darby, Donovan and Lawson (Jeff). Frank was a world traveler, visiting the majority of Europe, Australia, the Philippines and Mexico. He was also a sports fan who attended Kansas City Chiefs games and numerous Indy 500 races. Frank also had the opportunity to attend the Italian Formula One Grand Prix and a Super Bowl. He was a loved and respected man in business and by his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


 

GSSI Moves to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters
Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, has moved its headquarters to a 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art location in Nashua, New Hampshire. The new office has a modern work environment and double the space of the previous location to accommodate the company’s rapid growth. The design of the facility includes an emphasis on green initiatives, with an energy-efficient HVAC system and LED lighting, an interior green space with a 20-foot-tall tree and extensive use of natural lighting. The new location features an open research & development area with flexible laboratory space to maximize collaboration among employees and drive innovation. Additionally, the building’s state-of-the-art training and test facility includes an extensive indoor test area and a large underground pit to emulate sub-surface utilities and geophysical features.

For More Information
Contact: Jami Harmon
Tel: 603-893-1109
Email: harmonj@geophysical.com


 

New Family of Diamond Tools from K2 Diamond
K2 Diamond is happy to introduce a whole new family of diamond tools for slab saws, wall saws, hand saws and core drills. The new USA Series of professional bits and blades are the latest development from the company’s Matrix Technology™ diamond tool platform. Part of the new line-up includes new developments in the USA Cured, USA Asphalt, USA Hand and USA Wall saw blades. In addition, other new Matrix Technology™ diamond tools are in development and testing for release in the near future. Each of these professional-level diamond tools are designed for elevated performance, are competitively priced and ultimately meet the demands of today’s pro cutter application requirements. The new USA Series is available in a wide variety of bonds and product designs to provide optimal performance in all aggregates, conditions and on all saw types across North America.

For More Information
Contact: Mike Nelson
Tel: 800 539-6116
Email: mike.nelson@k2diamond.com


 

Pirit® Heated Hose from Sykes Hollow Innovations
The Pirit® heated hose from Sykes Hollow Innovations allows for running water in extreme cold conditions for safe wet cutting in winter weather. The product enables concrete cutting contractors to reduce the creation of silica dust on the jobsite, no matter how cold the temperature. Heating wires built into the inner core of the hose wall prevent water inside the hose from freezing down to minus 40 degrees and damaging the hose. The heated hose works with 120 volts of power (or 12 volts with an inverter). Industrial-sized wide ID hoses are also available. Conventional inner diameter Pirit® hoses use low wattage and come in four lengths; 12 feet (using 90 Watts,) 25 feet (180 Watts,) 50 feet (360 Watts) and 100 feet (500 Watts.). CSDA members can use promo code PIRITCSDA for a 10% discount via the company’s website.

For More Information
Christopher Ferrone
Tel: 518-392-7273
Email: chris@pirithose.com
www.pirithose.com


 

Concut, Inc. Announces New Territory Sales Manager
Concut is pleased to announce that Jeff Harper has joined its sales team as territory sales manager for Texas. He replaces industry veteran Wayne Benton, who retired earlier this year. Jeff brings a diverse set of sales and management skills to Concut. Most recently, he worked for CSDA member DeAndrea Coring & Sawing, Inc. as the manager of the company’s imaging division. In his new role, Jeff will lead Concut’s sales efforts in the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana, working with professional sawing and drilling contractors as well as with Concut’s distribution partners in the region. Jeff is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area where he resides with his family.

For More Information
Contact: Jim Mayer
Tel: 800-243-5888
www.concutusa.com


 

1 Bosch BAT622 18V 6 0 Ah Bat Electronics1Bosch Introduces 6.0 Ampere Hour 18 Volt Lithium-Ion Battery
Bosch Tools is pleased to introduce the BAT622 18 volt FatPack battery, the power tool industry’s first 6.0 ampere hour battery. The new product offers up to 45% more runtime over standard 4.0 ampere hour packs. Bosch lithium-ion batteries have a propriety heat sink housing design. CoolPack™ heat conductive housing is specifically designed to cool internal cell temperatures. The BAT622 is compatible with the complete line of Bosch 18 volt lithium-ion power tools and maintains the same size and weight footprint found on the company’s 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0 ampere hour 18 volt batteries. It includes a fuel gauge to ensure the user is always aware of the power level.

For More Information
Tel: 877-207-2499
Web: www.boschtools.com


 

Compact Rider Scrubber Introduced by DITEQ
DITEQ Corporation introduces the compact TTB 2120 rider scrubber, designed to provide the maneuverability of a walk-behind unit with the productivity of a ride-on. The on-board charger allows it to be charged anywhere. The TTB 2120’s compact design means the unit can be stored in the same closet space as a walk-behind scrubber. Additional features include a rear wheel drive system for greater ramp climbing ability, an easy-fill tank and stainless steel chassis. The TTB 2120 has a 20-inch cleaning path with a brush pressure of 52 pounds and a working capacity of 30,000 square feet per hour. It uses two maintenance-free 12 volt gel batteries, which are both economically and environmentally safer to use than other traditional battery power supplies

For More Information
Contact: Mike Orzechowski
Tel: 816-246-5515
Email: mikeo@diteq.com


 

Dixie Diamond Announces New Sales Manager
Dixie Diamond Manufacturing is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Cowman to the position of sales manager for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Cowman has been a district manager in outside sales for almost 30 years, with the past 18 years focused on construction sales. He lives in Pella, Iowa, with his wife of 34 years. Mike has two married sons and six grandchildren.

For More Information
Contact: Sid Kilgore
Tel: 800-654-7224
Email: skilgore@dixiediamond.com


 

1 Wolverine WP-25CWolverine Releases 25-Horsepower Hydraulic Power Pack
Wolverine Equipment continues to add to its extensive line of hydraulic power packs with the introduction of the new WP-25C. This 25-horsepower unit offers the highest horsepower in the industry on a compact frame. Wolverine’s gas-powered hydraulic power pack gives users 10-12 GPM of flow and will produce a maximum pressure of up to 2,500 PSI. It is suitable for powering a wide range of tools, including core drills, chain saws and ring saws and is designed to handle the greater power requirements of hydraulic handsaws. The unit can operate with 100 feet or more of hose, providing greater flexibility at jobsites. The air-cooled engine features a pressurized lubrication system and low oil level shut-down. As with all of the company’s hydraulic power packs, the WP-25C incorporate a number of innovative features designed to maximize performance and safety for users. Weighing in at just over 300 pounds, this power pack is easy to transport and maneuver.

For More Information
Contact: Bill Darling
Tel: 253-867-6209
Email: bill@wolverineequipment.com


 

Husqvarna Appoints New District Sales Managers
Husqvarna Construction Products is pleased to announce the appointment of two new district sales managers. Christophe Delavoye has joined the company as the new district manager for heavy user sales serving Northern California (Visalia to the Oregon border) and North Nevada (Reno). Delavoye has over 20 years of experience interacting with customers in the marketing and sales environment. Seven of those years were in residential and commercial development projects. He will be a great addition to the team. Christophe was born and raised in France and speaks fluent French and Spanish. Kevin Galbreath has been appointed to a position within Husqvarna’s distribution sales division as district sales manager, serving New York. Galbreath was previously district manager for Latin American sales in the Caribbean and has been with the company for five years.

For More Information
Contact: Cate Stratemeier
Tel: 913-928-1442
Email: cate.stratemeier@husqvarnagroup.com
www.husqvarnacp.com


 

New Multilayered Brazed Diamond Wire from ICS
ICS is pleased to announce the addition of multilayered brazed diamond wire to its already expansive diamond wire portfolio, which includes sintered wire, electroplated wire and accessories. Brazed wire offers three distinct advantages over conventional types: the diamonds have full utilization; the diamonds allow for better chip and slurry removal; there is less diamond separation. This allows for faster cutting speeds and longer life. The new multilayered brazed wire is available in a wide range of specifications, lengths and loops.

For More Information
Contact: Jessica Gowdy
Tel: 503-653-4687
Email: jessica.gowdy@blount.com


 

Hilti Relocates North American Operations to Texas
Hilti is pleased to announce it has relocated its Western Hemisphere Product Development and Tool Service Center and North America Corporate Headquarters to Plano, Texas. More than 250 team members are based at the new location. The facility houses the Product Development and Testing Lab and the second-largest Hilti Tool Service Center in North America. With over 65,000 square feet of space, the facility serves two main purposes—certified technicians perform tool repairs and maintenance, laser calibrations and battery checks; engineers, designers and product specialists develop, test and provide customer support for fire protection, anchoring and direct fastening products and applications. By relocating, Hilti is aiming to place the company closer to the dynamic construction market in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and a broad base of customers in the company’s core construction and civil energy segments.

For More Information
Tel: 800-879-8000 (U.S.), 800-363-4458 (Canada)
Web: www.us.hilti.com (U.S.), www.hilti.ca (Canada)


 

Pullman-Ermator Introduces Deluxe 7-Inch Shroud
Pullman-Ermator is pleased to introduce the Deluxe 7-inch shroud, the company’s newest point-of-origin dust collection tool. The shroud has multiple rings that allow it to be attached to almost any common hand grinder. A flexible rubber center allows for easy height control and the shroud has a flip-up lip for edges and wall work. Other features of the Deluxe 7-inch shroud include a swivel hose connection for 1.5- and 2-inch-diameter hoses for greater control, an air vent and replaceable wear plates to extend the life of the shroud.

For More Information
Contact: Lyndon Kelsey
Tel: 813-335-4046
Email: lkelsey@ermatorusa.com
www.ermatorusa.com


 

STIHL Sponsors One Moment Air Racing
Team STIHL’s racing plane, One Moment, recently competed at the 2015 National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Andrew Findlay is the pilot of One Moment and is also a STIHL Inc. test cell supervisor. Several other STIHL Inc. employees serve as the racing plane’s crew, including Brian Manke, business analyst; Andre Prager, emission engineer; Sebastian Strauss, EQR manager; Thomas Lindgens, test cell technician; Mike Pell, tool and die fabricator; Thorsten Schilling, special projects manager; Erik Schmeiser, polymers intern; Jeremy Simpson, production supervisor; and Steve Sook, test cell technician. In addition to members from STIHL Inc, the team has a talented crew from around the U.S. who are passionate about aviation and racing. The Lancair Super Legacy plane has the STIHL logo on its 24-foot fuselage. When the team arrives in Reno, the plane is converted to its racing configuration and in the process doubles the engine’s power to over 600 horsepower. Findlay has previously received the 2013 Rookie of the Year award and 2014 Airmanship award from the Sport Class Air Racing Association. This year, Team STIHL engineer, Andre Prager, was awarded Best Test and Best Build from the Mojave Experimental Fly-in judges for his work on the Beluga belly modification to the One Moment Lancair Legacy.

For More Information
Tel: 800-467-8445
www.stihlusa.com


 

1 Western Saw - Threaded TubingWestern Saw Introduces Threaded Tubing Line
Western Saw, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new threaded tube line. The threaded tube line is available in sizes from 1 to 6 inches in diameter with eight threads per inch, and sizes from 2 to 6 inches in diameter with four threads per inch. All sizes and threads-per-inch options are in stock and ready to ship.

For More Information
Tel: 800-388-7297
Email: sales@westernsaw.com


 

GPRS Appoints New Member of Management Team
CSDA member Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (GPRS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Dragon to the company’s management team. Dragon has accepted the position of director of client engagement. He brings eight years of GPR sales and application experience to GPRS. Dragon has worked in direct sales and sales team management, supporting concrete scanning applications nationwide. In his new role, Matthew will lead national sales efforts focused on design build contractors as well as environmental firms.

For More Information
Contact: Matthew Dragon
Email: matthew.dragon@gp-radar.com
www.gp-radar.com


 

New GLM 40 Laser Measure from Bosch Tools
The pocket-sized GLM 40 is one of the newest laser measure products from Bosch. The laser measure offers a range of 135 feet with accuracy of 0.06 inch. A simple keypad gives users the option to select length, area, volume and indirect measurements. The user is instantly measuring in real time when the unit is turned on. Measurements change as the user moves farther or closer to the target. Computation of area comes with just two clicks of a button; volume with three clicks. A backlight allows the user to see information in dark areas. The GLM 40 can store up to 10 measurements and comes with target cards, a hand strap and a pouch.

For More Information
Tel: 877-207-2499
Web: www.boschtools.com


 

STIHL Inc. President Fred Whyte to Retire
STIHL Inc. has announced that President Fred Whyte will retire at the end of 2015. Whyte has been part of the STIHL group for 44 years and president of STIHL Inc. for 23 years. Under Whyte’s presidential tenure, the company experienced record growth and achieved the status as the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America. Bjoern Fischer, presently STIHL Inc. vice-president of finance, will assume the duties of president January 1, 2016. Fischer has been with the company since 2012 and currently oversees the financial operations of the company as well as the human resources and information services departments.

For More Information
Tel: 800-467-8445
www.stihlusa.com


 

Julie White Receives Leadership Award
Julie White, managing director of CSDA member D-Drill Master Drillers Ltd. and recently-appointed IACDS President, has been honored with an award. White, whose company has nine branches around the U.K., was given an Excellence in Leadership award at the launch of Infrastructure21—a partnership between New Civil Engineer, CECA and the U.K. Commission for Employment. Infrastructure21 is an industry-led program designed to support and drive improvement in the infrastructure supply chain. White’s award was presented by Crossrail Chairman Terry Morgan.

For More Information
Contact: Julie White
Tel: 44-2476 612858
Email: juliewhite@d-drill.co.uk

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