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OBIC Featured on Subsurface Stories Podcast!

OBIC Featured on Subsurface Stories Podcast! On May 13th, Mike Hoffmaster, VP of Business Development here at OBIC, was featured on Subsurface Stories: The Underground Infrastructure Podcast.  In the episode, Mike shares insights from OBIC's largest OBICcon event yet, emphasizing the power of collaboration and education within their certified installer network.  Discover how OBIC's commitment to quality and extensive warranties sets them apart in the industry, supporting a rapid expansion from North America to emerging markets in Asia and Europe. Listen Now! If you’d like to learn more about the OBIC advantage, discuss your next

May 28th, 2024|Educational|

Installer Spotlight: Midwest Infrastructure Coating Protects Headworks Building From the Start

Midwest Infrastructure Coating Protects Headworks Building From the Start As a past wastewater technician, Michael Vavruska, Regional Director of Missouri and Kansas for Midwest Infrastructure Coatings, knows a thing or two about the extreme demands that a wastewater structure goes through on a daily basis.  Which is why the City of Pacific, Missouri turned to him during the planning stage of a new headworks building to discuss how to best protect their investment before service would even start. "The City of Pacific has been a past customer of ours and was already familiar with OBIC," said Vavruska. 

May 13th, 2024|Installer Spotlight|

Everything You Need to Know About OBIC Chemical Grouts

Everything You Need to Know About OBIC Chemical Grouts OBIC products provide customers with long-term solutions to costly and sometimes dangerous situations.  Every product is backed by a team of chemists who employ rigorous testing to ensure consistency and quality. This year we launched an online store where you can purchase any of our chemical grout products 24/7.  Being available 365 days a year provides a convenient, one-stop location for our customers and solidifies OBIC as a go-to solution for our certified installer network. We offer two different chemical grout configurations, depending on your needs: Hydrophilic polyurethane

April 25th, 2024|Educational|

Installer Spotlight: CTR Coatings Performs Impressive Leach Field Lining

Installer Spotlight: CTR Coatings Performs Impressive Leach Field Lining The owners of an apartment complex in eastern North Carolina began noticing quite a few leaks around and into the groundwater system from its leach field holding container.  This was primarily due because of its age - it had been built in the 1970s - but also because it was built from cinder blocks. Since the leach field was responsible for removing contaminants and impurities from liquid after it left the septic tank, they wanted to ensure that the proper filtration process of the leach field could occur. 

April 1st, 2024|Installer Spotlight|

Excellence Abounds at OBICcon24

Excellence Abounds at OBICcon24 And that's a wrap!  A successful OBICcon24 took place on March 12 and 13 at OBIC headquarters, with 66 men and women in attendance from our installer partner companies, representing 33 U.S. states and Canada. What is OBICcon?  Each year, the OBIC family comes together for in-depth education, hands-on training and fellowship, complete with a wide variety of sessions on sales, marketing, product and company updates, as well as special guest speakers and nightly networking events. "We are grateful to all of the installer partners that have invested time and resources to be

March 20th, 2024|Installer Spotlight|

OBIC Announces New Certified Installer in Minnesota and Wisconsin: Summit Infrastructure

OBIC Announces New Certified Installer in Minnesota and Wisconsin: Summit Infrastructure OBIC is proud to introduce Summit Infrastructure as its newest certified installer with a service territory of the upper Midwest in the U.S.  Summit specializes in repairing the structural integrity of damaged and aging manholes, lift stations, wastewater treatment structures, potable water tanks, culverts, and industrial/manufacturing assets. Why OBIC Co-owners Cody Vande Wettering and Cody Reynolds recognized the need for applications like OBIC in the infrastructure rehab industry.  America's infrastructure assets are nearing (or past) their useful life and need help.  After working with Dustin

March 7th, 2024|Installer Spotlight|

Exterior Manhole Chimney Rehabilitation Featured in Midwest Journal of Trenchless Technology

Exterior Manhole Chimney Rehabilitation Featured in Midwest Journal of Trenchless Technology We're very proud to be featured in the article "Protecting Infrastructure Inside & Out" in the most recent Midwest Journal of Trenchless Technology, the publication of the Midwest Society for Trenchless Technology (MSTT).  The publication advances MSTT efforts to promote greater understanding and use of trenchless technology methods throughout the Midwest. The article highlighted a unique project that Midwest Infrastructure Coatings, one of our certified installers with a service territory of Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas, began for the city of Independence, Missouri.  The city has

March 1st, 2024|Educational|

OBIC Launches Polyurethane Grouting Sealant Line and E-Commerce Store

OBIC Launches Polyurethane Grouting Sealant Line and E-Commerce Store At OBIC, we have earned a reputation for our industry-leading lining system that prevents leaks from occurring.  What is not so well known is that our lining system will not adhere to running water, so we first had to become experts in the science of stopping leaks. The OBIC line of hand-injected and pump-injected polyurethane grouts is uniquely designed to stop even the toughest leaks.  Not only do we use them in all of our water and wastewater rehabilitation projects, but they are also available for customers to

February 6th, 2024|Educational|

OBIC Announces Internal Promotions for 2024

OBIC Announces Internal Promotions for 2024 OBIC is pleased to announced that Michael (Mike) Hoffmaster has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development, and Trey Hesselschwardt has been promoted to Director of Corporate Training. Dustin Schlachter, CEO and Chief Visionary Officer of OBIC, said, "Mike has helped to expand our market and network of certified installers and has spent nearly four decades in the construction industry." Serving previously as Director of Business Development, Mike's industry connections and knowledge in the trenchless industry are invaluable.  "It has been exciting to be part of the OBIC team and experience

January 29th, 2024|Educational|

What is Microbially Induced Corrosion (MIC) of Concrete?

What is Microbially Induced Corrosion (MIC) of Concrete? In a previous blog, “What are the Main Causes of Manhole Deterioration”, we highlighted various problem areas existing in manhole structures, and we mentioned Microbially induced corrosion (MIC) in passing. So, what is MIC and where does it come from? Microbially induced corrosion (MIC) can be defined as the process by which live microorganisms cause changes in the physical properties of a structural material. You may have also heard it referred to as microbially influenced corrosion, biocorrosion, or just microbial corrosion. In the case of concrete, a common material

January 19th, 2024|Educational|
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