May 2010 Business News

March 2010 Vol. 65 No. 3

Envista
Envista Corporation, a provider of web-based software for infrastructure project coordination, announced the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has now deployed Envista's Software-as-a-Service application. WSSC is the eighth largest water and wastewater utility company in the country serving 1.8 million customers in a 1,000 square mile area.

Envista subscribers leverage the real-time exchange of planning information to synchronize construction and maintenance projects for roadway and pipeline replacement projects. WSSC will manage thousands of miles of infrastructure using Envista’s visual, map-based solution that flags project conflicts for immediate decision-making. WSSC maintains a network of nearly 5,400 miles of sewer pipeline, and 5,500 miles of fresh water pipeline. Nearly 25 percent (about 1,380 miles) of their pipeline network is more than 50 years old, and is being upgraded by the utility.

Envista’s map-driven system enables all parties to view the locations of all infrastructure projects in their area and the related data. Users can respond quickly to conflicts, reduce needless street cuts, and pro-actively take advantage of work-share and cost-share opportunities to save time and ratepayers’ dollars. 978.232.6300, www.envista.com

JCB, Volvo CE
JCB and Volvo Construction Equipment have entered into a framework agreement under which they will cooperate on the engineering and manufacturing of skid steer loader and compact tracked loader products for distribution under their respective brands and through their respective global dealer networks.

It is envisaged that the first mono boom Volvo branded machines will be in production at JCB’s Savannah, GA, facility by year-end 2010. Volvo Construction Equipment will then transition skid steer loader models over time from its Pederneiras facility in Brazil.