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CGA Releases Annual Damage Prevention Technology Report

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), has released its third annual Technology Report, which serves as a record of progress in technology for the damage prevention industry.

DCA Restructures Industry Meetings

DCA has canceled its previously scheduled meetings for this year and reorganized both events into a single event.

NACE International Corrosion 2020 Conference Cancelled Due to Pandemic

NACE International has officially canceled its Corrosion 2020 Conference and Expo.

MPLX Abandons Permian NGL Pipeline Amid Industry Downturn

MPLX LP said it is no longer pursuing a Permian-to-Gulf Coast NGL pipeline after the collapse in oil prices and said it will focus on expanding capacity on existing pipelines instead.

Volvo CE Produces, Donates Personal Protective Equipment to Local Healthcare Workers

Volvo CE employees have contributed their time and talents to building personal protective equipment for healthcare workers in the American North East.

Volvo Awarded Grant to Test Electric Heavy Equipment in California

Volvo CE has been awarded a $2 million grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District, funded by the EPA, for a pilot program for two of its electric-powered vehicles.

NACE-SSPC Merger Approved by Members

NACE International announced late Wednesday that its members have voted to approve the association’s proposal to combine with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

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Bill Thompson (center), president of Thompson Pump, and his sons Bobby (left) and Chris. Thompson Pump and Manufacturing: 50 Years of Innovation Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company, a leading U.S. man..

Court Rulings Enhance Canadian Pipeline Outlook

Two Canadian court rulings since the start of the year may go a long way toward breaking bottlenecks that have stalled pipeline construction and expansion projects over the past decade.

AWWA Cancels ACE20 June Conference in Orlando

The American Water Works Association has added its AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition to the list of major cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

CASE Unveils Industry First Fully Electric Backhoe

CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the construction industry’s first fully-electric backhoe loader.

Industry Icon Bob Westphal Passes Away

Robert Westphal, a 55-year veteran of the construction industry, has passed away due to complications from the coronavirus.

Plastics Pipe Institute Cancels Annual Meeting

The Plastics Pipe Institute has canceled its annual meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Underground Construction and Related Industries Respond to Coronavirus

While much of North America hunkers down to wait out the coronavirus pandemic, essential workers at companies throughout the underground construction industry are continuing to deliver vital services to customers.

Phillips 66: Red Oak, Liberty, ACE Pipelines Deferred by Cost Cuts

Phillips 66 said the Red Oak Pipeline, Sweeny Frac 4 and Liberty Pipeline projects have all been deferred by cost-cutting efforts. A final investment decision on ACE Pipeline also was postponed.

AGC Survey Shows 28% of Contractor Projects Impacted by Coronavirus

A recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) shows that over 25% of contractor projects have been delayed or halted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mariner East Pipeline Construction Suspended in Pennsylvania

New construction on the Mariner East pipeline project is being temporarily suspended after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered all "non-life-sustaining businesses" in the state shut down as coronavirus cases continue to rise, Energy Transfer said.

Construction Industry Calls on Local Leaders to Keep Work Sites Open

Construction industry organizations are asking local leaders to view construction work as essential and keep job sites open around the country.

Italy's Snam Takes Steps to Guarantee Gas Flows During Coronavirus Outbreak

Italian gas grid operator Snam has put in place emergency measures to ensure it can keep gas flowing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge Champion Crowned at CONEXPO 2020

Caterpillar's year-long Global Operator Challenge Competition wrapped up with nine teams from around the world competing at the company's exhibit at CONEXPO 2020.

No-Dig 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The 2020 No-Dig show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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HCEA Awards 2019 Top Dealers The Hyundai Dealer of the Year is National Equipment Dealers (NED), which now represents Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas-North America across the Carolinas, Florida and parts of Texas, through a recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s..

NASSCO Celebrates Year of Achievement

During a strategy planning meeting last summer, NASSCO President Jacob Trapani said the association synthesized everything it does into one clear goal: become the industry source for education, technical resources and advocacy.

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Lynn Osborn

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, and has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recognizes those who have not only been critical to the success of NASSCO, but the industry as well.

Vermeer Debuts New Horizontal Directional Drill

Vermeer has introduced a new product in its Navigator series of horizontal directional drills.

NACE International Postpones Corrosion 2020 Due to Coronavirus

The NACE Board of Directors voted Friday to postpone its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo following reports of coronavirus cases in the Houston area.

ClockSpring|NRI Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Clockspring|NRI has announced that Frank Firsching has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

API Issues New Pipeline Safety and Sustainability Standard

The American Petroleum Institute (API) today issued a new standard for pipeline inspectors to enhance safety and sustainability during pipeline construction.

Eversource to Acquire Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Assets for $1.1 Billion

Eversource Energy announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase the Massachusetts natural gas assets of Columbia Gas for $1.1 billion from NiSource.

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Representing combined military service of almost 100 years are (from left) Andrew Raynor, Billy Hurley, Ferlin McClanahan, Steven McNeill, Michael Cuntapay and Michael Plummer. Sunbelt Rentals sunbeltrent..