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An new international shoring safety trade association – the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) – was recently formed to help promote personal worker safety and the effective use of shoring practices for all workers in this field across the nation.

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.

Recent research and anecdotal evidences leaves little doubt that the United States’ fiber-to-the-home appetite continues to be ravenous.

Glen McIver, 59, died Oct. 30, in Abilene, TX.

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, December 2014, Vol. 69, No. 12.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the innovative advances being made in the clean water arena as well as the challenges faced by clean water agencies that are seeking to embrace the concept of the Water Resources Utility of the Future.

Stephen Jack Morgan, 67, passed away on Oct. 15 in Merrillville, IN.

Guy Dickes, Constellation Group

Competitive Power Ventures is currently building a new dual energy (primary- natural gas; secondary- ultra-low sulfur diesel) high-efficiency generating plant in north central New Jersey.

Enterprise Trenchless Technologies Inc. (ETTI) and sister company Enterprise Electric (EE) worked together to complete a key element of the largest solar power project ever built in the state of Maine. It was ETTI’s first “green energy” project.

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