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How it began…

The roots of Aries go back to the mid-1960s when the founder experimented with 8mm movie cameras and found a way to take photos one frame at a time. This led to the creation of an underground sewer pipe inspection service making use of this invention. This service was incorporated as Photo Inspection Corporation, PIC, and performed sewer inspections throughout the Midwest.  This work demonstrated to municipalities and contractors the tremendous value of internal inspection of sewer systems.   PIC was eventually sold.

Then in the 1980s, substantial improvements in video technology including video recording and miniature video cameras led to a renewed interest in underground inspection equipment by the founders, now using video rather than film.  This time the focus was on the hardware and supporting equipment and Aries was born.

Driven to innovate…

Since our founding, a guiding principle has been to deliver innovative solutions that help our customers. Our commitment to solving problems was demonstrated during one of our proudest moments. We provided the video camera that was lowered into the mine during the rescue of the 33 miners trapped in the Copiapo Mine in Chile in 2010.

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Our focus on innovation continues today to include a complete line of pipeline video inspection solutions and, more recently, pipeline rehabilitation solutions.

Expanding our reach…

Over time, we’ve expanded our footprint across the nation and into Canada. With headquarters in Waukesha, Wisconsin near Milwaukee and service centers in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Ontario, Canada, Fresno, California and Lithia Springs, Georgia, Aries is an established industry leader.

An eye on the future…

Our future is bright as we continue to develop a team-oriented culture focused on the customer experience. We value our long relationships with our customers and look forward to developing new partnerships as we invest in our people, products and service.

Aries has grown and changed over the years, but our goal remains the same – providing innovative customer solutions that help our customers be more productive and efficient.