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Questions Abound After Toro Acquisition of CMW

Jeff Griffin  |  Senior Editor It’s been two months since The Toro Company announced it had reached an agreement to acquire The Charles Machine Works (CMW), best known as the parent company of Ditch Witch. The news came as a surprise to much of the underground construction industry and to CMW empl..

Utility & Communications Construction Update

Strong revenue and profitability marked the first quarter of 2019 for the utility and communications industry, particularly among the publicly traded members of the Utility & Communications Construction Index (UCCI).

2019 MVP Osborn Helped Usher Modern Era of Rehab

Jeff Awalt  |  Executive Editor The 2019 Most Valuable Professional winner Lynn Osborn (center) accepts his award from co-sponsors Robert Carpenter (left), of Underground Construction and Tim Peterie (right), UCTA. ..

Gas Distribution Replacement Work Continues Strong Pace

As recently as 2017, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) estimated 30,000 miles of cast-iron pipe still carried gas in the United States, with the highest percentage of these mains located in older eastern cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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First Look: Loki Locator Designed For Utility Construction | Underground Construction
First Look: Loki Locator Designed For Utility Construction

Schonstedt Instrument Co. has introduced a new underground utility pipe and cable locator designed to “sweep” large areas for the presence of buried assets.

Business

Guyot

Deere & Company named Pierre Guyot to become senior vice president for John Deere Power Systems.

Vermeer

Vermeer Southeast is now 100-percent employee-owned, through an employee stock ownership plan.

FOSA

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association elected five board members and its officer slate for 2019 at the organization’s annual meeting.

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