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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..

23rd Annual Municipal Sewer/Water Infrastructure Forecast

Cities Expect Spending Plans to be Stable, Even Grow in 2020.

Vermeer Introduces High-Capacity, Truck-Mounted Vacuum Excavators

Vermeer Corporation announced it has purchased a minority equity investment in and signed a distribution agreement with Vacuum X-Traction Products Inc. (VXP).

CenterPoint Energy to Sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services

CenterPoint Energy has announced an agreement to sell Miller Pipeline and Minnesota Limited to PowerTeam Services for $850 million in cash, subject to customary price adjustments.

INGAA President and Industry Veteran Don Santa Announces Retirement

After nearly two decades leading the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), Don Santa announced today that he will retire from the organization effective February 15, 2020.

HOBAS Demand Response Solutions Offers Needed Flexibility

HOBAS Pipe, with its U.S. manufacturing facility in Houston, Texas, and several other plants around the globe, has the distinction of being the world’s only producer of centrifugally cast fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipes.

John Deere Upgrades Small-Frame G-Series Skid Steers, Compact Track Loaders

John Deere enhanced its lineup of small-frame G-Series skid steers and compact track loaders, providing operators with even more power and efficiency on the job site. While the five models (312GR, 314G, 316GR, 317G, 318G) were..

DataLogger 6 Update Boasts Groundbreaking Features

Productivity improvements and new features to DataLogger 6 allow users to document and analyze even more of their job sites. These groundbreaking enhancements in Version 1.15 include McElroy Optimized Cooling, which reduces the minimum cool time per a new, patent-pending formula that is ASTM F2620-compliant. In addition, this update includes the ability to capture pressure tests in the field.

Barbco’s Revolutionary FlexBor Receives Patent

Barbco Inc. Co-Owner and CEO, Anthony R. Barbera was granted U.S. Patent #10465460 for the FlexBor tooling and technology. This is another milestone in the East Canton, Ohio, manufacturer’s 30-year history of underground equipment manufacturing.

Next-Generation Ditch Witch RT80: Designed for Versatility

Underground construction in urban areas can be a constricting and uniquely challenging experience – especially without a versatile and maneuverable machine. Enabling contractors and operators to overcome these challenges inspired improvements to an already proven Ditch Witch ride-on trencher, the RT..

PPI

MAB Basic HDPE Repair Options-MAB-4 details the various methods and steps for repairing a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline in the field. Published by the Municipal Advisory Board (MAB), with assistance from the Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), the document is available free of charge at plasticpipe.org.

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC acquired the assets of California-based distributors Accurate Air Engineering and its sister company, Compressed Air of California. The acquired businesses will become factory direct branches of Atlas Copco Compressors, distributing its full line of solutions, in five locations, from San Diego all the way to Sacramento.

Acquisition Expands ISCO Presence in Gas Distribution Market

ISCO Industries, Inc., a Louisville-based, high- density polyethylene (HDPE) piping solutions provider, has acquired M.T. Deason. Based in Birmingham, Ala., M.T. Deason has provided products and services for the gas distribution market since 1982. It will operate as a division of ISCO Industries, providing full-service offerings of pipe, fittings, fusion equipment and valves.

Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, has strengthened its reliability-centered design and maintenance expertise by entering a Network Partner agreement with Aladon.

Strong Company

Upon completing an extensive quality system evaluation, The Strong Company Inc. received ISO 9001:2015 certification.

Rosendin Engages, Encourages Students in Construction Careers

Electrical contractor Rosendin participated in the 18th Annual Arizona Construction Career Days, held at the Arizona Army National Guard in Phoenix. Nearly 3,500 students and 400 teachers from 130 schools and 12 counties attended, traveling from as far as Yuma, Winslow and the Navajo Reservation.

United Rentals Tackles Worksite Challenges with Digital Solutions, Innovation

United Rentals has launched a comprehensive effort to help construction and industrial companies tackle the challenges of today’s worksite, where projects are getting larger and more complex, equipment is often underutilized, labor markets are tighter, regulations more stringent, and the gap between productivity and opportunity is widening.

GTI Earns Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces 2019 Award

GTI was named a 2019 Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune, in recognition of creating and sustaining a positive, productive culture and the novel ways the company and its managers engage, motivate and reward employees.

ISCO Division Partners with TV Pipe Solutions

isco-pipe.com ISCO Industries’ culvert-lining division, Snap-Tite, has established a master distribution agreement with TV Pipe Solutions. The agreement covers the full line of culvert rehabilitation product, including Snap-Tite pipe liners, from 8- to 63-inch diameter and up to 132 inches, the Hyd..

Perma-Liner Road Show Travels to Charleston, S.C.

perma-liner.com Perma-Liner Industries LLC. the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials, took its know-how and capabilities to Charleston, S.C. During the one-day road s..

Vermeer Announces Agreement with MultiOne

Vermeer Corporation announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with MultiOne, a leading manufacturer of compact articulated loaders.

LAN Starts Construction of Conroe Treatment Plant

Construction has started on a $60 million wastewater treatment plant for Conroe, Texas—the fast-growing U.S. city—located north of Houston.

AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announces Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp as the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame.

Doosan Infracore Demonstrates Automated Construction Site Solution

Doosan Infracore has unveiled ‘Concept-X’, an automated worksite control solution, at its Proving Grounds in Boryeong City, Korea.

PPI Introduces New Technical Director

Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., was appointed to leadership roles overseeing three areas of The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI). As technical director he guides the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 138, and serves as the liaison with industry organizations and spokesperson on technical matte..

INGAA

Nichole Francis Reynolds joined INGAA’s leadership team as vice president of Government and Public Affairs. She is responsible for managing the U.S. natural gas pipeline association’s strategy, which focuses on three priorities: protecting the safety, reliability, and resilience of the pipeline syst..

McMillen Jacobs

Victor Romero, P.E., CPEng., was appointed executive vice president for the Underground Division of McMillen Jacobs Associates. He has been with the company for 28 years. Isabelle Lamb, L.G., has been named managing director of Australia/New Zealand. A native Kiwi, she has a geological/geotechnical..

Case CE

Steve Cianci is the new vice president, North America, at CASE Construction Equipment, based at the Racine, Wisc., headquarters. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience, managing equipment sales, business development, product management, and parts and service functions of various globa..

Ring-O-Matic

Dave Linenfold joined Ring-O-Matic, manufacturer of industrial vacuum excavation and vac-only machines, and carwash pit cleaners, as director of Engineering & Product Development. He has more than 30 years of construction equipment experience, leading new product development, project timelines and e..