Feb 21, 2020

Industry News Week 2/21/20

Recent industry news 

storm water

Elgin Sweeper Introduces Whirlwind1 Vacuum Sweeper

Elgin Sweeper is introducing the Whirlwind1 vacuum sweeper, which is ideally suited for uneven, patched roads and jobs involving dirt, sand, millings and road debris. The vacuum sweeper is also being recognized as a proven tool for maintenance and restoration of permeable pavement. 

“With hundreds of customers adopting single-engine technology on the Crosswind1, Elgin ambitiously developed the Whirlwind1, the first vacuum sweeper in North America to feature variable-speed-device (VSD) technology,” said Vice President and General Manager Mike Higgins of Elgin Sweeper. “The VSD, installed between the chassis engine and the transmission on the Whirlwind1 allows the engine to simultaneously power both the truck and the sweeper.” 

The single-engine technology provides several important benefits including; less maintenance; elimination of belts; fluid coupler and exhaust after-treatments; minimized auxiliary engine vibration and noise; enhanced overall equipment value; and decreased cost of ownership. 

Profile Products LLC Acquires HydroStraw, LLC

Profile Products LLC announced the acquisition of the erosion control and seed businesses of HydroStraw, LLC. This includes all HydroStraw erosion control and seed product lines, as well as the company’s Rockford, Washington, production plant/distribution center and employees. 

“The strategic operational location will support Profile’s ability in the western United States to further develop fiber manufacturing and rolled erosion control product technologies, while increasing production capabilities as we continue to expand our business,” said Jim Tanner, president and CEO of Profile Products. “By combining our respective products and technology, this acquisition advances our mission of delivering a full range of solutions and services to assist customers with their turf establishment and erosion control requirements."

The transaction closed on Feb. 20, 2020 and financial details were not disclosed, according to the press release.