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Avanti International Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

Avanti International is proud to announce that the company has reached a milestone, celebrating 40 years as an industry leader.

CASE Announces Fourth-Annual Dire States Equipment Grant

CASE Construction Equipment has issued the call for entries for the 2019 Dire States Equipment Grant. Submissions can be made at DireStates.com/Grant. The 2019 entry deadline is March 31, 2019, and the winner will be announced in April 2019.

Latest Industry Developments

  L-Series Utility Wheel Loaders Primed to Take Job Sites by Storm   Three, new powerful and productive John Deere L-Series utility wheel loaders—524L, 544L and 624L— offer an intuitive solution for projects that require ag..

Texas Pipeline Contractor Expands with Horizontal Directional Drilling

Scott Andrews of S & J Contractors has seen boom and bust years over three decades in the industry and believes having the right team of people is the best way to survive those peaks and valleys.

Gas Distribution Replacement Work Continues Strong Pace

As recently as 2017, the federal Department of Transportation (DOT) estimated 30,000 miles of cast-iron pipe still carried gas in the United States, with the highest percentage of these mains located in older eastern cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Welcome to Our New Home (Page)

Sometimes updating your home is a good thing. And sometimes completely scrapping the old home for a new one is a great thing. Our completely new website was designed to meet the evolving needs of the underground construction and rehabilitation industries.

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Felling Trailers felling.com Felling Trailers Inc. conducted its sixth-annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization. The winning bid of $3,400 was placed by Jon Stein, ow..

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BOND Bond BOND promoted Anthony “Tony” Bond to president and Kane Cuddy to CEO of the Northeast building, civil, utility and energy construction firm’s civil and utility division. As civil and utility president, Bond (a fifth-gene..

Perma-Liner Celebrates 20 Years in Trenchless Pipeline Rehab Industry

Perma-Liner Industries LLC is celebrating 20 years in the trenchless pipeline rehabilitation industry, marking a milestone of innovation and perseverance in an ever-changing and growing industry.

Toro to Acquire 'Ditch Witch' Parent Charles Machine Works

Toro Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch and other underground construction equipment brands, in a $700 million cash transaction expected to close in October

Southern Company to Sell Florida Assets to NextEra Energy

Southern Company has entered into agreements to sell Gulf Power Company, Florida City Gas and the entities holding Southern Power’s interests in Plant Oleander and Plant Stanton to NextEra Energy for approximately $6.475 billion. “This sale provides Southern Company the opportunity to d..

NineStar Connect to Acquire Gem Water Utility, Expand Fiber Service

NineStar Connect, a smart utility providing water, sewer, electric and high speed fiber services, has entered into an agreement with the town of Cumberland to acquire Gem Water Utility, which the town has owned since 2010. Gem Water serves approximately 500 water customers in a territory that lies b..

NW Natural to Acquire Two Water Utilities in Washington State

NW Natural Water, a subsidiary of NW Natural, has entered into agreements to acquire Lehman Enterprises and Sea View Water. The assets and operations of Lehman and Sea View, which are both based out of Whidbey Island near Seattle, Wash., will be combined under a newly-formed subsidiary of NW Natura..

Pennsylvania American Water to Acquire Sadsbury Township’s Wastewater System

Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water has signed an agreement to acquire the wastewater assets of Sadsbury Township in Chester County. The total value of the transaction is approximately $9.25 million. The Sadsbury wastewater system serves approximately 1,000 customers. “Our c..

Global Water Resources to Acquire Turner Ranches Water and Sanitation Company

Global Water Resources, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Turner Ranches Water and Sanitation Company, a non-potable irrigation water utility in Mesa, Ariz. Through the acquisition, Global Water Resources will add 960 residential irrigation customers and approximately seven square m..

SPX to Acquire CUES

SPX Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase CUES, Inc., a leading manufacturer of pipeline inspection and rehabilitation equipment headquartered in Orlando, Fla. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of SPX will be merged with CUES’ parent company, ELXSI Corporation..

Washington Regulators Host Hearing on Avista, Hydro One Merger

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Customers of Avista Corp. told the state Utilities and Transportation Commission they’re happy with their local electric and natural gas utility and see little benefit from its sale to a Canadian corporation. About 80 people attended a public hearing in Spokane Monday on..

CenterPoint, Vectren to Merge

CenterPoint Energy, Inc. and Vectren Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement to form a leading energy delivery, infrastructure, and services company serving more than 7 million customers across the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unani..

Illinois American Water to Acquire Alton’s Regional Wastewater System

Illinois American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Alton’s regional wastewater system. Today’s agreement follows Wednesday night’s vote (7-1) by the Alton City Council in favor of Illinois American Water purchasing the regional wastewater syste..

Illinois American Water Acquires City of Farmington Water System

Illinois American Water has acquired the City of Farmington’s water system, adding approximately 1,125 new customers to the company’s customer base in the Peoria District. The Farmington City Council voted in favor of the sale in March 2017 and the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the sa..

Juniper Capital Management Acquires Sewer Rehabilitation Companies

Infrastructure Services Group (ISG), a new investment platform created by Juniper Capital Management, in partnership with ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and LionsWing Capital Partners LLC, has acquired Green Mountain Pipeline Services and Mr. Rehab Sewer Systems. Green Mountain and Mr. Sewer provid..

Illinois American Water Acquires Village of Fisher Water and Wastewater Systems

Illinois American Water today announced it has acquired the Village of Fisher’s water and wastewater systems. As part of the acquisition, Illinois American Water will invest $2.9 million in the first five years of ownership including security upgrades, meter replacements, wastewater plant improvemen..

Primoris Agrees to Acquire Willbros

Primoris Services Corporation today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Willbros Group, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Primoris will pay $0.60 per share for all of the outstanding stock of Willbros and will settle all of the existing Willbros debt obligation..

Georgia Public Service Commission OK's Dominion Energy, SCANA Merger

The Georgia Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Dominion Energy, Inc. and SCANA Corporation, becoming the first state regulatory agency to act on the proposed merger. “We greatly appreciate the prompt action by Chairman McDonald and the other commissioners i..

Hydro One and Avista Reach Settlement in Principle in Washington Merger Case

Hydro One Limited and Avista Corporation  today announced they have filed a Notification of a settlement with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), with a settlement agreement between all parties involved to be filed no later than March 27, 2018. The settlement in principle..

SJW Group, Connecticut Water Service to Combine In All-Stock Transaction

SJW Group and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. today announced that both companies’ boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in an all-stock merger to create the third largest investor-owned water and wastewater utility in the United States, based on pro-forma e..

Ridgewood Infrastructure Sells Interests in Neptune Regional Transmission System

Ridgewood Infrastructure, LLC, a value-adding investor focused on water and other essential infrastructure in the U.S. lower middle market, today announced the sale of its managed interests in the Neptune Regional Transmission System. The Neptune Regional Transmission System is a 65-mile submar..

Sempra Energy Acquires Majority Stake In Oncor

Sempra Energy today completed its $9.45 billion acquisition of Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH), including EFH’s approximate 80-percent indirect ownership interest in Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (Oncor). The closing of the transaction creates a utility holding company with the largest ..

Focus Universal to Acquire Telecommunications Contractor

Focus Universal Inc., a Universal Smart Instrumentation Platform (USIP) developer and manufacturer, today announced that it has executed a Letter of Intent to acquire Aloha Island Cable, Inc DBA CableMasters. “This is a great opportunity to bring a high quality technology contractor wit..

Kentucky American Water Acquires Water Assets of Eastern Rockcastle Water Association

Kentucky American Water today announced that it has acquired the water assets of Eastern Rockcastle Water Association. The transaction, completed today, adds approximately 610 water customers in Rockcastle and Jackson counties to the Kentucky American Water system. The acquisition of the system expa..