In Memoriam  Troy Young, vice president and co-owner of Tulsa Rig Iron, passed away in a tragic boating accident over the Memorial Day weekend, in Grove, Okla., at age 48.  From an early age, he was heavily involved, with his brother Trevor, in the family ..

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CGA announces Susan O’Malley as keynote at 2023 CGA Conference & Expo

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) announced on Wednesday that Susan O’Malley, former president of Washington Sports and Entertainment and the first female president of a professional sports franchise, will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 CGA Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla.

NUCA announces first platinum winners of new STAR safety program

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) on Tuesday announced the first two members who have completed the association’s new safety program enhancing and recognizing this critical aspect of construction.

Vermeer Chair Emeritus, former CEO Bob Vermeer dies at 78

(UC) — Bob Vermeer, former Vermeer CEO and current chair emeritus, has died at the age of 78 after battling cancer, Vermeer Corporation said in a statement.

Missouri American Water acquires Eureka Water and Wastewater, plans pipeline construction

Missouri American Water announced the completion of the company’s acquisition of the City of Eureka water and wastewater systems, which serve approximately 4,000 water customers and 4,000 wastewater customers.

National Trench Safety acquires Vellano Shoring and Supply

National Trench Safety has acquired the assets and operations of Vellano Shoring and Supply, a provider of trench safety rentals and sales, the company announced on Monday.

Primoris Services Corporation acquires PLH Group for $470 million

Primoris Services Corporation, a leading provider of specialty contracting services in North America, announced it has closed its acquisition of PLH Group, Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $470 million.

CASE Construction, country music star launch contest to bring awareness to construction careers

"We need to keep teaching kids that careers in construction bring great pride, lifelong earning potential, and the ability to build a world and path of their own,” said award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi.

Artera announces merger of Otis Eastern and Minnesota Limited

Artera Services, one of the nation’s industry-leading providers of integrated infrastructure services to the natural gas industry, announced its plan to merge Otis Eastern Service, and Minnesota Limited, to form Otis Minnesota Services, LLC.

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Tulsa Rig Iron VP, co-owner Troy Young dies in boating accident

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Tulsa Rig Iron Vice President and co-owner Troy Young passed away in a tragic boating accident over the Memorial Day weekend.

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SAERTEX multiCom Opens New Production Facility and Hobas Launches $60-Million Capital Investment Program.

PCCA Maintains Aggressive Agenda at 77th Annual Convention

Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) Chairman Bob Breeden, ElectriCom, Inc., looked around the crowded ballroom at the opening session of the 77th Annual PCCA Convention, smiled, and thanked members for showing up in such strong numbers: 405 total and 250 primary attendees, more first-timers than ever before, and a record number of sponsors.

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Volvo Tailors Support for Customers’ Carbon Reduction Goals

Volvo Tailors Support for Customers’ Carbon Reduction Goals, Investment in Sewer AI Spurs Next Generation of Water Infrastructure Diagnostics, John Deere Unveils 2022 “Own It” Program and more.

Caterpillar exits Illinois, relocates global headquarters to Dallas-Fort Worth area

Caterpillar Inc. said on Tuesday it will move its global headquarters to the company's existing office in Irving, Texas, from its current location in Deerfield, Illinois.

Tim Killoren, former PCCA chairman, dies at 69

Timothy Donald Killoren, former PCCA Chairman and longtime board member, passed away on June 6 at the age of 69. He served as president of Poygan Land Company and president of the Power and Communication Contractors Association from 2015-2016.

Water Horse Resources names Buster Gray as president

Water Horse Resources has named accomplished engineering industry veteran L.A. “Buster” Gray as its new president, bringing over 40 years of experience in the design, construction and management of large-scale pipeline infrastructure projects.

Industry icon Frank Forest passes away at 80

Sharewell Founder Frank (Buddy) Calvin Forest, 80, passed away peacefully with his wife, Dawn, at his side on May 12, 2022. He was born on Dec. 28, 1941, in Liberty, Texas, and was the youngest son of Calvin Bert and Tina Forest.

Kane acquires Premiere Communications & Consulting to bolster footprint in the Southeast

Kane Infrastructure Services Holdings LLC, an Aterian Investment Partners portfolio company, has announced the acquisition of Premiere Communications & Consulting LLC. This represents Kane's second acquisition in the past year as it continues to expand its nationwide reach.

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Jean-François Bolduc Named President of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc.

Jean-François Bolduc was named president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. and SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc., part of Montreal-based LOGISTEC Corporation.

National Trench Safety names Van Welch as new chief financial officer

National Trench Safety, a leader in trench safety solutions, and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced the appointment of Van Welch as chief financial officer on Friday.

United Rentals invests in Ford electric trucks for North American fleet

United Rentals Inc. announced a new agreement with Ford Pro to purchase all-electric vehicles for its North American rental and company fleets. The agreement includes orders for 500 F-150 Lightning trucks and 30 E-Transit vans, with 120 trucks and all 30 vans to be delivered in 2022.

Carson Corporation names Bryce Carson as CEO

Bryce has served as the company’s chief operating officer since 2015 and said he looks forward to continuing to guide the organization into the future in his new role as CEO.

NAPCO Pipe & Fittings rebrands as Westlake Pipe & Fittings

The new name, Westlake Pipe & Fittings, represents the strength of the company's portfolio and marks it as the second-largest pipe & fittings manufacturer in North America.

John Deere unveils 2022 “Own It” low monthly payment program

John Deere announces its 2022 “Own It” Low Monthly Payment program, empowering customers to expand their fleets and become equipment owners.

Gas Technology Institute rebrands as GTI Energy, strengthens focus on low-carbon energy solutions

The Gas Technology Institute has updated its name to GTI Energy to reflect the breadth of its mission and capabilities across energy systems.

SAERTEX multiCom opens production facility in North Carolina

SAERTEX multiCom has opened a new production and warehouse building in North Carolina. The company invested over $20 million into the facility, creating more than 40 new job opportunities in Mecklenburg County.