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Godwin Pumps now has new locations in the Midwest – Indianapolis, IN; Evansville, IN; and Cincinnati, OH. Godwin’s increased presence in the Midwest aligns with its strategy to enhance its focus on customer service by positioning itself nearer to customer locations.

PolyPipe®, Inc. recently became the first and only polyethylene pipe manufacturer in the United States to receive the Quality System Certification, issued by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). As a result of PolyPipe’s ongoing commitment to its quality assurance program, ASME’s Subcommittee on Nuclear Accreditation issued this QSC which allows PolyPipe to offer polyethylene pipe products for use in essential service water systems in nuclear power plant applications.
  PolyPipe®, Inc., a division The Halifax Group, is one of the largest polyethylene pipe manufacturers in North America. Headquartered in Gainesville, TX and with five manufacturing facilities across the U.S., PolyPipe® serves the HDPE and MDPE pipe needs of a variety of industries including natural gas distribution, oil and gas gathering, water and wastewater, industrial and mining, and landfill and irrigation. All PolyPipe® manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001: 2008 certified.

Michael J. Mack, Jr., president of Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division for Deere & Company, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors.

Fyfe Group, LLC was acquired by Insituform Technologies, Inc. The total purchase price was approximately $115 million.  Fyfe Group, based in San Diego, CA, is a leader in the development, manufacture and installation of fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems for the structural repair, strengthening and restoration of pipelines (oil, gas, water and wastewater), buildings (commercial, Federal, municipal, residential and parking garages), bridges and tunnels, and waterfront structures.

Linde North America
, through one of its U.S. affiliates, has signed a multi-year agreement with Lefeld Welding and Steel Supplies, Inc., of Coldwater, OH, for bulk liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon and carbon dioxide.
  Lefeld Welding began as a fabrication shop in 1953, moving into compressed cylinder gases distribution in 1965. Operating from two locations, Coldwater and Greenville, OH, the company supplies welding gases and equipment to industrial, commercial and residential customers in Lima,and Dayton, OH, and Ft. Wayne, IN. Linde will also supply product directly to Lefeld’s bulk customers from its plants in Lima and Delta, OH, and Springville, IN.

Merrick & Company
and Ulteig Engineers have formed a strategic partnership to provide engineering services to oil and gas companies involved in projects in the Williston Basin.  The teams kicked off their partnership at the North Dakota Petroleum Council annual meeting recently held in Medora, ND.

In the midst of a record-setting year, Inline Services has added two new employees at the Tomball, TX office.  Rick Meade joined the company as general manager, while Jessica Nichols is a new addition to the sales department.  Plans are to add an electronics technician before the end of the year. 

Gateway Energy Corporation has closed the acquisition to acquire a natural gas pipeline from American Midstream Partners, L.P. for an undisclosed purchase price. The acquisition closed on September 23, 2011. The pipeline delivers natural gas into a plant owned by Owens Corning in Delmar, NY.  In connection with the acquisition, Gateway entered into a new long-term contract with Owens Corning to transport natural gas at a fixed monthly rate.

George Gabrielse, 83, father of DCA Past President Jack Gabrielse and uncle of DCA Past President Ken Gabrielse, passed away September 26, 2011.
  George Gabrielse started his career in construction in 1945 forming Gabe’s Construction with his father Jacob, and brothers. In 1984 he started InterCon Construction with his sons and son-in-law.
  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; five children, Tom (Diane) Gabrielse, Kaye (Mark) Oostdyk, Jack (Denise) Gabrielse, Bruce (Barbara) Gabrielse and Brian (Jennifer) Gabrielse; 16 grandchildren and 12 additional grandchildren by marriage; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, John (Ella) Gabrielse; sisters, Evangeline (Le Roy Ten Haken and the Rev. H. Fikkert, both deceased) Fikkert and Edith (Preston) DeHamer; and sister-in-law, Joyce (Ralph, deceased) Opgenorth.
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Rawhide Boys Ranch (Gabrielse Wood Shop Endowment), Abundant Life Christian School (Gabrielse Scholarship Fund) or HospiceCare Inc., Fitchburg, WI. Online condolences may be left at