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Mike Hoffmaster Named Director of Business Development

Mike Hoffmaster Named Director of Business Development We are pleased to announce that Mike Hoffmaster is the new director of business development for OBIC. In this role, Hoffmaster is responsible for helping OBIC grow its network of certified installers, exploring new business opportunities, and building the company’s global brand. “I am pleased to welcome Mike to our growing team,” said Dustin Schlachter, CEO & chief visionary officer at OBIC. “His extensive experience in the industry includes working with local construction firms and national manufacturers. This makes him uniquely qualified to support our network of local installers, while also helping

May 17th, 2022|Installer Spotlight|

Hidden Cost Savings with OBIC Wet Well Rehabilitation

Hidden Cost Savings with OBIC Wet Well Rehabilitation In previous blogs, we have talked about OBIC’S quick cure times providing a fast return to service. Where this benefit really manifests itself is the substantial cost savings provided for a wet well rehab project. A day in the life of a wet well rehabA typical 6’ diameter by 10’-20’ deep lift station can be fully relined by an OBIC certified installer in a single day. Depending on the circumstances, this can sometimes be done without bypassing. Below is a typical schedule for this type of wet well rehab project.8:00 a.m. OBIC

May 5th, 2022|Educational|

Installer Spotlight: ECM Holding Group, Inc.

Installer Spotlight: ECM Holding Group, Inc. OBIC is proud to introduce ECM Holding Group, Inc. as this month’s Installer Spotlight. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, ECM is an employee-owned company that provides a number of energy and operational cost-saving technologies nationwide. Through its Municipal Infrastructure Refurbishment Group, ECM delivers cost-effective solutions to extend the life of municipal water & sewer infrastructure. Why OBIC With over 200 employees and $50 million in annual revenue, ECM chose to partner with OBIC because of our high-quality products, customer service, and family-like feel. According to Cody Vande Wettering, general manager at

April 20th, 2022|Installer Spotlight|

Decades of trenchless sewer repair experience in your corner

Decades of trenchless sewer repair experience in your corner Sewer line repair is a line item on many township and municipality budgets throughout the United States. An aging infrastructure that has been largely ignored for decades has led to everything from minor inflow and infiltration issues to major structural damage.  Regardless of the severity of the problems your sewer system may be facing, you don’t have to tackle them alone. The team at OBIC has decades of experience in water and wastewater system repair and rehabilitation. With trenchless sewer repair solutions, we can have your systems running at peak efficiency

March 9th, 2022|Installer Spotlight|

OBIC Certified Installer Selected for Manhole Rehabilitation Project

Advanced Rehabilitation Technology, an OBIC certified installer, was recently contracted to rehabilitate 350 sewer manholes in the town of Tonawanda, New York. One of the biggest challenges facing the ART installation teams was limited access to some of the manholes needing rehabilitation. Six manholes were located on a golf course while another sixty were located in residential yards. Despite this challenge, every manhole was successfully rehabilitated while maintaining good relationships with the residents and zero damage to the golf course. Ronald Boss, senior construction inspector assigned as field supervisor of the project had this to say about the ART. “The

February 16th, 2022|Installer Spotlight|

Manhole Rehabilitation Challenges

Manhole Rehabilitation Challenges Our team at OBIC has decades of experience in sewer system rehab, construction and operation. Our combined experience includes everything from collapsing sewer manholes to deteriorating pipes and everything in between. As a matter of fact, there is not much we haven’t seen, heard and rehabilitated. While we take pride in our accomplishments and enjoy telling stories of some of the most challenging projects we have tackled, we have also learned a lot over the years. It is that experience and knowledge that helps us to expertly mitigate the varying maintenance challenges facing our clients. Below is

January 21st, 2022|Educational|

OBIC: Manhole Rehabilitation Industry’s Best Brand

OBIC: Manhole Rehabilitation Industry’s Best Brand The wastewater structure rehabilitation industry is flooded with installers who are singularly focused on offering the lowest price. They never stay with a product manufacturer long enough to fully develop a relationship. While a lower cost may seem attractive, especially to cash-strapped municipalities with aging infrastructure, the quality of products and services is sacrificed. At OBIC, we understand the need to balance quality and cost while also establishing long-term relationships with our network of installers. Not only do we offer high-quality products, but we also take the time to ensure that our

December 15th, 2021|Educational|

Veterans Memorial Fountain

Veterans Memorial Fountain OBIC Products Go Beyond Manhole Rehabilitation in a Project to Honor Veterans in Whitehouse, Ohio When the City of Whitehouse approved funding for the construction of a new Veterans Memorial Park, they immediately began searching for high-quality contractors who could help them build a memorial that would honor their community veterans. While, on the surface, this may not seem like a project for OBIC products, it turned out to be the perfect fit. It was actually below the surface where OBIC products were most effective on this project - below the surface of the

November 4th, 2021|Projects|

Inflow & Infiltration

What is inflow & infiltration? When groundwater or stormwater enters dedicated sanitary sewer systems, inflow & infiltration is occurring. Most inflow & infiltration, or I&I, is caused by aging infrastructure that includes manholes and sewer pipes. While this may seem like a hopeless, inevitable problem, there are steps that communities can take to protect their wastewater systems. Infiltration is when clean groundwater enters the sewer collection system. A great example of this is when heavy rain or snowmelt penetrates the ground and raises the groundwater level. That ground flow can infiltrate sewer pipes and manholes through cracks

October 26th, 2021|Educational|

Advanced Lining Featured in Industry Magazines

OBIC installer featured in two industry magazines OBIC certified installer, Advanced Lining LLC, located in Layton, Utah, was recently featured in two different industry magazines. A division of Advanced Pump and Equipment, Advanced Lining LLC has been an OBIC certified installer since 2019. “We are proud to share the success stories of our installers,” said Dustin. “Advanced Lining LLC has worked hard to earn a strong reputation in the water and wastewater rehabilitation industry. They deserve the recognition that comes with being featured in these articles.” Cleaner Magazine: Advanced Lining Enters New Territory to Offer Coating

October 6th, 2021|Whitepapers|
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