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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.

Construction Industry Round Table announces board elections and new chairman

The Construction Industry Round Table, a national business trade association comprised of 125 chief executives from the leading design and construction companies, has elected Peter Emmons as 2022-2023 Chair of the organization.

PPXXI launches sponsorship program for Lake Buena Vista conference

Organizers of the PPXXI Conference and Exhibition have announced their sponsorship opportunities for their upcoming event in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, on Sep. 25-27, 2023.

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United Rentals announces Confined Space Safety Week digital learning series

The webinars will take place the week of May 9 and will review steps that utilities and contractors can take to create safe environments for workers operating in confined spaces.

DCA launches Government Relations microsite

The new site keeps members abreast of regulatory guidance and proposed legislation with rationale for advocating or opposing those items most relevant to the industry.

Black & Veatch receives awards for wastewater projects

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists awarded two Black & Veatch projects with 2022 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards, reflecting the engineering company’s efforts to increase sustainability and water resilience in California.

Michels acquires PCi Dredging and Great Lakes Diving & Salvage

Michels Construction has boosted its marine construction services by acquiring two companies.

Artera Services acquires 1127 Construction

Artera Services acquired the operating assets of 1127 Construction located in northeast Ohio.

Heartland Water Technology hires solid waste industry veteran David Howard

Heartland Water Technology, Inc., a turnkey services provider, hired David Howard as the new executive vice president of customer operations.

Research finds abrasive chainsaws decrease kickback by 50% when cutting pipe in trench

A recent report says abrasive chainsaws generate nearly 50-percent less kickback energy than circular cutoff saws – making them a safer choice in the trench.