Industry News

Eddie Stewart Joins Mission Communications

Mission Communications announced that Eddie Stewart has joined the company as central north regional sales manager.

Because of nationwide opportunity growth, Mission has allocated a portion of its current Western, Central and Northeastern regions for Stewart, who will be based in Olathe, Kan. Stewart will provide additional focused support for this area to spur sales growth.

Stewart’s territory will include the following states and associated distributors:

Baton Rouge to Install Sewer Monitoring Devices

The Department of Public Works’ sanitary sewer overflow program in Baton Rouge, La., is in the process of installing sewer overflow alarm and tracking devices in approximately 20 manholes to solve overflow problems throughout the city. When levels are high, the Manhole Monitor from Mission Communications sends alerts to maintenance staff so preemptive action can be taken to prevent a spillover. The system has already been installed in an area where neighbors have complained about overflows for years.

Mission Communications Introduces In-Sewer Level Alarm Device

Mission Communications has announced the release of its new in-sewer alarming and tracking device—the Manhole Monitor. This device provides immediate alarms to inform personnel of high level and surcharge conditions in manholes.

Undetected problems can be discovered and fixed with timely data and alarms delivered by real-time monitoring devices. These notifications allow personnel to assess critical situations and prevent spills from occurring.

Mission Communications Releases 4G Radios

In February of this year, Mission Communications released the new fourth-generation (4G) AT&T HSPA+ radios for deployment. AT&T's second-generation (2G) radio networks will be phased out by 2016. Cellular carriers are currently adjusting cellular towers to accommodate the frequencies of the more efficient 4G networks. Upgrading to 4G radios will improve network layer protocol and error connection methods.

Mission Communications Announces New Indiana and West Kentucky Distributor

Mission Communications, LLC, has announced that BL Anderson of Lafayette, Ind., is now distributing Mission products to western Kentucky and Indiana. Anderson began servicing the water and wastewater industry over 50 years ago and continues to value customer relationships. The company has earned a reputation for exemplary before- and after-sale service. It also has a history of partnering with high-quality manufacturers. BL Anderson employs 11 experienced engineers with over 200 years of combined industry experience.

Mission Communications Announces New Ownership, Leadership Change

Forrest Robinson and Dave Barringer purchase the stock from Mission founder John K. Collings and Jeffrey CollingsThe Mission Communications senior management team of Forrest Robinson and Dave Barringer has purchased the stock from Mission founder John K. Collings and his brother, Jeffrey Collings.

John Collings is stepping down from his post as president and Jeffery Collings is stepping down as national sales manager. Although they will no longer be involved in the day-to-day operations, the company will still lean on their expertise and seek their advice from time to time.

Mission Communications Hires New Northeast Regional Sales Manager

Jesse Nowacki has more than twenty years of industry experience Jesse Nowacki has recently joined Mission Communications, an innovative service provider of cellular SCADA technology to the water/wastewater industry, as the Northeast regional sales manager.
Nowacki, a New Jersey native, comes to Mission Communications from Water Resource Sales and Service of Lafayette, N.J. He and his family will continue to reside in Vernon, N.J., from where he will be responsible for managing distributor relationships and end user education in the northeast U.S.