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It Was a JUBILEE, Indeed

The good folks from Camp’s Well & Pump Co., Ellenboro, N.C., make the rounds at last month’s South Atlantic Well Drillers JUBILEE in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We’ll have a full report on all the action in next month’s print issue. Before that, we’ll have some preliminary coverage appearing on our Web site, which everyone knows is found at www.nationaldriller.com.

NGWA to Run Michigan Association

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) reports that the Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA) board of directors has contracted with NGWA as the management firm for MGWA. NGWA chief financial officer Paul Humes will serve as the MGWA executive director.

NGWA executive director Kevin McCray says, “We consider it a unique privilege to serve as the administrative manager for the Michigan Ground Water Association, one of our nation’s largest state organizations for our industry. NGWA is committed to doing its upmost to meet the requested services outlined by the MGWA Board. “With Michigan, NGWA expands services it provides to state associations, adding it to our management services portfolio of the Pacific Northwest Ground Water Expo, as well as the Water Management Association of Ohio.”

MGWA provides educational opportunities for members, and networking opportunities through an annual meeting and exposition. It also conducts state legislative affairs and engages with state regulators on issues that impact the industry and the membership, and works to inform the public about its ground water resources and water well systems.

For more information about MGWA, visit its Web site at www.michigangroundwater.com; Humes may be reached at phumes@ngwa.org; mgwa@comcast.net; or toll-free at 855-225-6492.

At the XP Open House

Casagrande USA is having an open house Oct. 13-14 at its facilities in Newton, N.J. There will be lots of hands-on demonstrations and a full slate of classroom activities (and a golf outing!). The theme of the event is “XP – Extra Performance,” with an emphasis on environmentally friendly equipment and operations. Also participating will be Hennessy International Inc., Venture Drilling Supply and International Drilling Equipment Inc. Get all the details by calling 973-579-1906.

TEI Tabs Champion for the West

TEI Rock Drills, Montrose, Colo., has named Champion Equipment Sales as its distributor for the western United States and Canada. TEI is a world leader in drilling attachments and limited-access rigs, and its success has resulted in a need to offer more service to more customers, and to build more drills. Champion Equipment Sales has a well-developed service area in the western United States, and needed to fill its product offering with small- to medium-sized equipment.  After a few conversations, both companies realized that a partnership would serve their customers the best.

With this new partnership, Joe Patterson at TEI Rock Drills no longer will be responsible for direct sales in the western United States, but will focus on TEI’s marketing, and still will be available for advice on drilling solutions. Champion Sales, with Vincent Jue, and Steve, John and Matt Wilson, will cover the western United States and Canada for TEI, along with representing Soilmec drill rigs, Leffer oscillators, and a wide range of drill tooling.

Champion is headquartered in Henderson, Nev., and has offices in Paramount, Calif., and Salt Lake City.

Water-Right Adds Mattson

Water-Right Inc., a leading manufacturer of water treatment equipment headquartered in Appleton, Wis., announces the addition of Emily Mattson as marketing assistant. In her role, Mattson will help carry out the company’s marketing efforts, as well as taking the lead on public relations initiatives. “It’s gratifying to work for a company that provides consumers with the opportunity to have safe, quality water through its products and services,” says Mattson. “Water-Right really values their employees, and I’m excited to be part of the team.”

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