OTD and Hydromax USA, LLC Ink Agreement for Damage Prevention System

11/27/18 Des Plaines, IL—

A cutting-edge Excavation Encroachment Notification (EEN) system that provides real-time feedback and alerts during digging activity will soon be brought to market by Hydromax USA, LLC to enhance current damage prevention efforts.

Operations Technology Development (OTD), a member-driven consortium of natural gas utilities working together to develop technology solutions for safe and reliable infrastructure operations, signed an agreement for commercialization of the system with Hydromax USA, a leader in data-centric solutions for inspection of gas, water and sewer utilities. OTD engaged GTI, a leading research, development, and deployment company that has been addressing energy technology and environmental challenges for more than 75 years, to develop the system. Additional support for the system development came from the California Energy Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), a California-based utility.

The system will be marketed as UtilAlertTM www.UtilAlert.com under Hydromax USA’s suite of UtiliSafeTM services and products. It includes an excavator-mounted device that discerns the movement of digging activities through on-board multiple axis inertial measurement units, captures the GPS location of the excavator, and transmits the information to a real-time GIS-enabled database through the cellular network. Software evaluates the excavator location and digging activity with mapping of any connected utility and 811 dig ticket boundaries. When the software identifies a high-risk utility at the location using GIS mapping, the device alerts the excavator operator directly and both contractor and utility damage prevention teams through mobile and desktop apps. All parties can act to prevent damage before it occurs.

More than 150 prototype EEN devices have been demonstrated in the field by PG&E and a variety of excavators, including construction companies, agriculture users, and municipalities. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with users praising the plug and play set-up, convenient mobility, fast response and robustness of the devices, as well as the “bonus” of improving the overall fleet management capabilities and subcontractor visibility through the detailed dashboards provided to supervisory personnel and general contractors.

Contractors should benefit from reduced damage due to excavation activity and better equipment management. The mobile and desktop apps allow for tracking of the excavator assets in a map view, and the software sends notifications as well. Adoption of UtilAlertTM should minimize the cost of damages, avoid delays to completion schedules, and enhance safety for workers and the general public. All stakeholders will benefit from enhancing situational awareness and reducing risk.

The systems will be available for shipment by late first quarter 2019 on a monthly subscription basis.

Information about the UtilAlertTM system is available at www.UtilAlert.com. The final project report for system development is available on the California Energy Commission website.


About Hydromax USA, LLC
Established in 2003, Hydromax USA is a professional services firm specializing in data collection and information management in support of locating and assessing the condition of the country’s aging water, wastewater and natural gas conveyance systems. Hydromax USA’s vast experience with new technologies and techniques empowers contractors, engineers and utility owners to make the best rehabilitation decisions regarding their buried infrastructure. Hydromax USA has performed infrastructure condition assessment programs that have evaluated hundreds of thousands of infrastructure assets, helped clients recover millions of gallons in lost water, and provided information management services for improvement of system models and development of GIS integrated solutions for utilities across the United States. www.hydromaxusa.com

About Operations Technology Development (OTD)
OTD was established in 2003 as an Illinois not-for-profit company to facilitate voluntarily funded, collaborative research. OTD’s mission is to identify, select, fund, and oversee research projects resulting in innovative solutions and the improved safety, reliability, and operational efficiency of natural gas systems. Participating natural gas distribution companies throughout pool their resources and leverage their R&D investment to advance the development and implementation of new technologies. www.otd-co.org

About GTI
GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 75 years. www.gti.energy

Media Contact
Diane Miller, Marketing Communications Director
847-768-0683; pr@otd-co.org

 


Hydromax USA Ranks in the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Hydromax USA Ranks in the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

EVANSVILLE, IN – March 19, 2018 

Out of over 7 million private companies in the US, Hydromax USA earned a place in the top 40% of the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. Hydromax USA secured a position of #1853 on the list with a 243 percent growth over three years.

“This is an outstanding achievement for Hydromax USA as we continue to grow our water, sewer and gas assessment businesses” Steve Lacy, CEO of Hydromax USA, said. “Being in Inc. 5000’s list is another great milestone in our quest to be the premier service provider to municipalities across the US and abroad.”

Hydromax offers advanced solutions for the infrastructure assessment and analytics industry through its advanced offering of condition assessment services such as GasSafe®, UtiliSafe, MaxSense, p-Cat™, Utilis®, and IntelliSpan 360 – providing an unmatched portfolio of services to clients across the country.

“Hydromax USA uses many technologies to provide valid and reliable infrastructure condition assessment data to our clientele.  We have capitalized on advancements in technology to develop a suite of unparalleled solutions for our clients in the sewer, gas, and water sectors.  Our programs are designed to provide you with essential information that will help to improve capital investment and O&M planning, provide continuity for critical systems, manage risk, and facilitate regulatory compliance. Our portfolio of services, depth of experience, and customer-centric focus is what sets us apart from other firms.  – Steve Lacy, CEO, Hydromax USA

Placing on the Inc. 5000 List is a Big Accomplishment.

For 36 years, Inc. Magazine has recognized the fastest-growing private companies in America, and this year's set of winners placed the bar high. According to Inc., companies that made the list have on average grown sixfold since 2014 while the economy grew around 11 percent.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter said. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

Services and solutions that delight our customers.

Established in 2003, Hydromax USA is a professional services firm specializing in data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of the country’s aging water, wastewater and natural gas conveyance systems. Hydromax USA’s vast experience with new technologies and techniques empowers contractors, engineers and utility owners to make the best rehabilitation decisions regarding their buried infrastructure.

Hydromax USA has performed infrastructure condition assessment programs that have evaluated hundreds of thousands of infrastructure assets, helped clients recover millions of gallons in lost water, and provided information management services for improvement of system models and development of GIS integrated solutions for utilities across the United States.

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Contact:

Shane Majetich
Director of Marketing
Phone: (813) 305-6610
shane.majetich@hydromaxusa.com

Source: Hydromax USA, LLC


 


Mike Funk Joins Hydromax USA

EVANSVILLE, IN – July 9, 2018 – Mike Funk Joins Hydromax USA as Business Development Manager - East.

Mike Funk has joined Hydromax USA, LLC as Business Development Manager - East. He brings with him a wealth of experience amassed over his 13 years of professional experience in developing long term asset management programs related to the repair, renewal and replacement of aging infrastructure. Mike’s experience bridges firms such as Fluid Conservation Systems and Pure/Wachs Water.

Mike focuses on strategies which bring together the decision makers of elected officials, executives and officers, city management, engineers, operations management and data managers (GIS/CMMS). He focuses on maximizing the value of our customer’s water products and services through programs that optimize water distribution system performance and reliability, minimize delivery costs, control water loss, and enhance water quality. He has developed programs for numerous clients to implement valve, hydrant, meter, water loss and pipe condition assessment programs across the country.

Hydromax USA is a professional services firm specializing in data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of underground infrastructure and structures. Mike’s vast amount of experience in municipal infrastructure condition assessment makes him a valued resource, that when added to Hydromax’s unique suite of data deliverables and capabilities will further define Hydromax as a cutting edge provider of condition assessment tools and deliverables.

Mike can be contacted through the below methods:

Mike Funk
Business Development Manager
mike.funk@hydromaxusa.com
Mobile: (585) 794-7010

 


About Hydromax USA

Established in 2003, Hydromax USA is a professional services firm specializing in data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of the country’s aging water, wastewater and natural gas conveyance systems. Hydromax USA’s vast experience with new technologies and techniques empowers contractors, engineers and utility owners to make the best rehabilitation decisions regarding their buried infrastructure.

Hydromax USA has performed infrastructure condition assessment programs that have evaluated hundreds of thousands of infrastructure assets, helped clients recover millions of gallons in lost water, and provided information management services for improvement of system models and development of GIS integrated solutions for utilities across the United States.

 


Hydromax USA Acquires Miller Pipetech

EVANSVILLE, IN – March 19, 2018 – Hydromax USA is pleased to announce that it has acquired Miller Pipetech, an environmental services company specializing in pipeline condition assessment for wastewater and natural gas utilities.

The acquisition of Miller Pipetech’s technical service division will enable Hydromax USA to increase its capacity to deliver on its high-demand, suite of service solutions for both critical gas cross bore identification and sewer condition infrastructure assessment programs. Throughout the country, cross bores continue to be a cause of concern as more and more stakeholders are addressing the problem and associated risks. Cross bores, unintended intersections of utilities, pose a threat to public safety and industry workers alike. All types of cross bores can cause damage, however the intersection of natural gas lines in sewer pipes are considered the highest threats. In addition, aging sewer infrastructure coupled with limited financial resources continues to further the need for utilities to understand the current state of buried sewer infrastructure in order to maximize their use of funds on rehabilitation.

This acquisition will strengthen Hydromax USA’s footprint in the Eastern and Midwestern United States, enabling Hydromax to extend the capabilities of its state-of-the-art Louisville Data Center to current clientele of Miller Pipetech. Louisville’s data center provides end client solutions and support to our clientele nationwide, delivering unmatched project quality assurance through our 100% audit approach; key program and infrastructure insights through our web-based business intelligence platforms; management, analysis, and integration of terabytes of program information into client information systems; and technical support of our field operations nationwide.

“The completion of this acquisition opens new opportunities for our clients, our employees and the communities in which we serve," said Jeff Griffiths, Director, East Region for Hydromax USA. "We are very excited to begin to introduce our enhanced services to the Miller Pipetech client network and we look forward to a smooth transition as we add Miller Pipetech’s technical service assets and experienced personnel to our team.”

Hydromax USA's services include: 

Our GasSafe™ suite of solutions puts critical data at your fingertips for planning, operations and regulatory compliance. These solutions are based on a unique, comprehensive combination of processes, GIS platforms and rigorous QA/QC requirements that provide high-confidence, verifiable results.

  • Cross Bore Inspection
  • Gas Leak Survey
  • GIS Data Integration

Hydromax USA provides comprehensive evaluation and assessment of sewer systems using state-of-the art technologies and techniques. Pinpointing problem areas supported with precise, accurate data enables utilities to make cost-e­ffective decisions in the rehabilitation of their infrastructure.

  • CCTV Inspection
  • Flow Monitoring
  • Manhole Inspections
  • Smoke Testing
  • Dye Water Flooding

Our MaxSense multi-sensor inspection solution comprises any combination of inspection technologies, such as camera, sonar and laser. The key is to present the data in an efficient, easy-to-understand format that accurately describes corrosion, sedimentation and structural defects. HUSA has significant experience with several multi-sensor technologies off­ering advanced capabilities, such as continuous & simultaneous data collection with easily interpreted data in open source formats.

Hydromax also offers advanced solutions for the water industry through its advanced offering of condition assessment services p-Cat, Utilis, and IntelliSpan 360 - providing an unmatched portfolio of services to clients across the country.


“Hydromax USA uses many technologies to provide valid and reliable infrastructure condition assessment data to our clientele.  We have capitalized on advancements in technology to develop a suite of unparalleled solutions for our clients in the sewer, gas, and water sectors.  Our programs are designed to provide you with essential information that will help to improve capital investment and O&M planning, provide continuity for critical systems, manage risk, and facilitate regulatory compliance. Our portfolio of services, depth of experience, and customer-centric focus is what sets us apart from other firms."

Steve Lacy, CEO, Hydromax USA


The acquisition was completed March 19, 2018. Financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed.

 

About Hydromax USA

Established in 2003, Hydromax USA is a professional services firm specializing in data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of the country’s aging water, wastewater and natural gas conveyance systems. Hydromax USA’s vast experience with new technologies and techniques empowers contractors, engineers and utility owners to make the best rehabilitation decisions regarding their buried infrastructure.

Hydromax USA has performed infrastructure condition assessment programs that have evaluated hundreds of thousands of infrastructure assets, helped clients recover millions of gallons in lost water, and provided information management services for improvement of system models and development of GIS integrated solutions for utilities across the United States.

About Miller Pipetech

Miller Pipetech, together with its predecessors, is an environmental services company specializing in pipeline assessment and repair for utilities and service contractors for over 30 years. The company is a fusion of plumbing services and technical services, which are identified respectively as Miller Pipetech Plumbing Service Division and Miller Pipetech Technical Service Division. The Miller Pipetech Plumbing Service Division is not part of the acquisition and will remain in operation doing business as Ron Miller Plumbing, LLC.


Contacts:

Jeff Griffiths
East Region Director,
Phone: 757-353-1521
jeffrey.griffiths@hydromaxusa.com

Jeff Graham:
Director,Central Region
Phone: 502-548-8965
jeff.graham@hydromaxusa.com

 

Source: Hydromax USA, LLC


Hydromax USA Breaks Ground on New 60,000 Sq. Ft. Corporate Office Facility

Hydromax USA is pleased to announce that ground breaking has begun on their new 60,000 square ft. corporate headquarters office in Evansville, Indiana. This state-of the-art facility will enhance their capacity to serve its current nation-wide client base, as well as, supporting continued growth in the future.

This continued growth is in addition to our recent data center expansion in Louisville, KY. The Louisville Data Center has nearly quadrupled its staff size over the past year while investing in significant network upgrades including 100% off-site disaster recovery replication.

About Hydromax USA

Hydromax USA is a nationwide professional services firm specializing in data collection in support of locating and assessing the condition of aging water, wastewater and natural gas conveyance systems throughout the U.S. using advanced data-driven technologies and techniques which empower utility owners to make the best decisions regarding the repair, replacement and renewal of their buried infrastructure.


Hydromax USA Expands Technology Foundation for the Future

Check out CDW's case study highlighting Hydromax USA's recent data center expansion. Our recent investments in core technologies enable the scalability necessary to maintain our aggressive growth.
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Hydromax USA To Perform Unidirectional Flushing Services for Charlotte, N.C.

As part of its commitment to ongoing management of water quality, the City of Charlotte, N.C. has selected Hydromax USA and Hazen and Sawyer to implement a Unidirectional Flushing Program designed to clean the water distribution system pipes, restore capacity, and maintain high quality water for its customers. Unidirectional flushing uses 40% less water than conventional flushing.  UDF programs are also more effective than traditional flushing programs, as they are designed to increase the velocity of the water through the pipes to create a scouring effect to remove sediment, tuberculation, and biofilms.

For more information on programs such as this, please contact Shane Majetich at (813) 305-6610.


Nashville Metro Water Selects Hydromax USA for 5-yr Infrastructure Assessment Program

Nashville

Hydromax USA has been selected to perform a 5-year comprehensive infrastructure condition assessment program for Nashville Metro Water.  The project includes performing condition assessment of all distribution system valves and hydrants, and includes providing geospatial data management management services on network assets.  Infrastructure condition assessment is integral to optimizing the performance of our client's distribution assets and  minimizing delivery costs. Hydromax USA’s programs are designed to provide our clients with essential information that will help to improve capital investment and O&M planning, provide continuity for critical systems, manage risk, and facilitate regulatory compliance. For more information about this project, or to find out how your municipality can procure services under cooperative purchasing agreements, please contact us.


Hydromax USA Commercial Services Support Critical Client Infrastructure

disney

Hydromax USA has been selected to perform a comprehensive assessment program for the of the water distribution system infrastructure of this unique client.    The project includes performing condition assessment of distribution system valves and hydrants throughout all resorts and parks, and providing geospatial data management management services.  Infrastructure condition assessment is integral to optimize performance of our client's distribution assets and minimize delivery costs. Hydromax USA’s programs are designed to provide our clients with essential information that will help to improve capital investment and O&M planning, provide continuity for critical systems, manage risk, and facilitate regulatory compliance. For more information about this project, or to find out how your municipality can procure services under cooperative purchasing agreements, please contact us.


Hydromax USA Enters into 4-yr Contract to Support American Water

Hydromax USA Enters into 4-yr Contract to Support American Water

Hydromax USA has entered into a 4yr contract with American Water - Military Services Group to provide up to $10M in water and waste water services to AWMSG military installations throughout the US. American Water Military Services Group is a part of American Water, the largest publicly traded water and wastewater services provider in the U.S.

Hydromax USA is a professional services firm with the goal of transforming infrastructure data into actionable business intelligence for the owners, operators and consultants charged with the responsibility of maintaining the country's natural gas distribution, water distribution and wastewater collection utilities.  Our team combines experience from design, construction, GIS, engineering and field services disciplines.  Since our inception, we have evolved into a dynamic company that combines both traditional and state-of-the-art techniques and technologies in the collection and presentation of utility data.