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Lincolnshire, IL, both part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd., welcomed more than 150 guests including many city and state officials, at the grand opening of their new Irvine facilities on Oct. 9.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, recently announced findings from its comprehensive 2013 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

Eric Justman has been promoted to general manager of Facilities Construction for Michels Pipeline Construction.

The digital edition of Underground Construction, December 2014, Vol. 69, No. 12.

Andy Braithwaite has accepted the position of ramming and bursting sales manager for HammerHead Trenchless Equipment in its new eastern Canada regional office.

Breakthrough by a micro-tunnelling machine from Herrenknecht in a pipe-jacking project near Hamburg has closed a decisive gap in the construction of two new gas pipelines. The 1.5 kilometer route runs up to 35 meters under the Elbe through various, partially complex geological zones. This demanding technical challenge was competently mastered by the long-term Herrenknecht contractor A.Hak Drillcon on December 4, 2014 after a total of 112 days of tunnelling and in time for the feast day of Saint Barbara, the patron saint of tunnel builders and miners.

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A team of subject matter experts from Aries, Avanti and Logiball come together in Webster, TX to bring you the two-day Annual Grout School with application detail review of the ASTM and ICGA/NASSCO specifications and hands-on workshops for chemical grout mixing and testing, and equipment operation and maintenance.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced Luis Farias and Lee Huntoon as its new team managers for the Northeast Regional Planning Area and Panhandle/West Regional Planning Area, respectively.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) announces the hiring of Chad Cormack, P.E., CFM and Craig Hebbe, P.E. as project managers for the firm’s Austin, TX, office.

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