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PPG to Acquire Coatings Manufacturer VersaFlex

PPG is in agreement to acquire VersaFlex to expand on PPG's product offerings.

Eclipse Foundation Group Now Part of Orbital Energy Group

Orbital Energy Group announced a new subsidiary which will provide specialized drilling services to the southern U.S.

PE Launches Transition Economist and Hydrogen Economist Services

Transition Economist and Hydrogen Economist are two new services launched under PE Media Network.

United Utility Services Acquires B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors

United Utility Services has acquired B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors creating new growth opportunities for both companies.

Sauereisen Named SBA Western PA Exporter of the Year

Family-Owned company, Sauereisen, tells its story and how its history has led to an award of exporter of the year.

Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder opened a new office in Portland, Maine.

National Trench Safety

National Trench Safety LLC completed three office locations in Florida, Colorado and Washington in less than 30 days.

Gold Shovel Association Expands Board, Elects Officers

The Gold Shovel Association announces its election of board officers and expands its board of directors from 9 to 15 members, creating a more diverse and inclusive representation of the industries it serves.

Kleinfelder Completes Acquisition of Gas Transmission Systems

San Diego-based Kleinfelder Group said it has acquired utilities and pipeline services firm Gas Transmission Systems (GTS) for an undisclosed sum.

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Announces Acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation announced it has completed the acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors.

Vermeer Introduces New Reclaimer for Large-Diameter Pipe HDD Projects

Vermeer has launched a new reclaimer designed for HDD projects with large-diameter pipes.

Nearly $14 Billion Ready to Invest in Post-COVID Economic Recovery — Report

A new report from the Consumer Energy Alliance details nearly $14 billion worth of economic activity is being threatened by delays, obstructions and cancellations of pipeline infrastructure projects.

NASSCO Standard Bearers: Kay Doheny

This month, NASSCO Standard Bearers profiles Kay Doheny, part of a major legacy success story from Jack Doheny Companies. Her dedication to the sewer cleaning and rehabilitation industry and fervent enthusiasm for the mission of NASSCO have made significant positive impacts upon the market.

Plastics Pipe Institute Offering Bounty for Old Exhumed HDPE Pipe

The Plastics Pipe Institute is offering a reward for old exhumed HDPE pipe as part of a research project to demonstrate the material's longevity.

INGAA Appoints Amy Andryszak as New President and CEO

The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) announced on Wednesday the appointment of Amy Andryszak as the association's new President and CEO.

Michels Corporation Selected by TC Energy to Build Facilities on Keystone XL

Michels has been selected by TC Energy to build several pump stations along the Keystone XL pipeline.

Gas Utility Residential Satisfaction at All-Time High Despite Pandemic, J.D. Power Finds

A report released on Wednesday by J.D. Power showed that gas utility customer satisfaction is at an all-time high, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Granite Awarded 5 Sewer Rehab Contracts in Chicago

Construction firm Granite has been awarded five sewer rehabilitation projects with the City of Chicago, part of the "Windy City's" $8 billion plan to upgrade its aging wastewater infrastructure.

National Grid Connects Biomethane to UK Gas Grid

National Grid announced it has connected biomethane to the UK gas transmission system for the first time.

Aegion Corporation Wins $8 Million Texas Wastewater Rehab Contract

Insituform, a subsidiary of Aegion, announced it has been awarded an $8 million large-diameter wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract in Southwest Texas.

Common Ground Alliance Announces Damage Prevention Conference & Expo

The Common Ground Alliance has announced its 2021 CGA Conference & Expo from March 2-5, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

WEF Selects San Antonio River Authority, LAN and RESPEC as Recipients of the 2020 Project Excellence Award

The San Antonio River Authority (SARA), civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) and integrated solutions partner RESPEC have been selected by the Water Environment Federationsas the recipients of the 2020 Project Excellence Award.

Companies in the News

Volvo Donates to Nonprofits from Gold Rush Excavator Auction With the sale of its Gold Rush excavator, Volvo Construction Equipment contributed $290,000 to two nonprofit organizations: Homes for Heroes and Habitat for Humanity. Volvo introduced the excavator to commemorate the 10th season of “Gold R..

People in the News

Hyundai Michael J. Ross is the new vice president of Construction Equipment Sales at Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., responsible for managing all aspects of dealer sales with internal and field staff. A West Point graduate, Ross has 23 years of industry experience that spans retail sa..

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Luis R. León, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recogn..

Respected HDD Industry Pioneer Dies at 72

Respected HDD industry pioneer with more than 35 years of experience, Ron Halderman has died at 72.

Aegion Corporation Awarded $6 Million Wastewater Rehabilitation Contract

Insituform Technologies, LLC, a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, has been awarded a $6 million sewer rehabilitation contract in South Carolina.

PG&E Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The PG&E Corporation has announced that the company has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

Operator Qualification Integrity Process Website Now Live

The website of the Operator Qualification Integrity Process or OQIP is now live at www.oqip.org

NUCA of Middle Tennessee Announces Winner of 2020 Trench Safety Stand Down Week Contest

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Utility Contractors Association of America (NUCA) has announced the winner of it's first every Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) contest last week as part of the association's annual TSSD Week.