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John Allen, outgoing president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association and president of Pipeline Constructors LLC, welcomed 625 delegates to the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, FL.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The nation’s One-Call system is considered a vital element in on-going efforts to prevent damage to buried pipes and cables – a telephone call to 8-1-1 rings the nearest state One-Call center which arranges for utility providers who are members to locate and mark buried lines at a specified construction site.

With attendance soaring, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) held their 38th annual meeting in February at the historic Marriott Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego, CA.

The Downers Grove Sanitary District (DGSD) is located in Downers Grove, IL, a community located 25 miles west of Chicago. The District serves 20,000 residential and business customers in Downers Grove and surrounding communities.

James Vincent Joyce, 86, died on Feb. 24 in Andover, NY.

In February, an underground pipeline near Alexander, ND, that was struck and damaged leaked about 400 barrels (one barrel equals 42 gallons) of crude oil, authorities said.

Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment dropped 25 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year for a total $20 billion shipped to global markets, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Commerce Department data it uses in trend reports for members. All world regions recorded declines.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its annual inspection plan under the Site-Specific Targeting 2014 program to direct enforcement resources to workplaces where the highest rates of injuries and illnesses occur.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) May 7-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Bob DeRoma, Interplastic Corp.’s senior vice president, announced the launch of the 2014 Scholars Award Program sponsored by Interplastic Corp. in affiliation with the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA).

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