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NASTT Student Chapter Members Visit Dallas Tunneling Site

In May, 42 construction engineering and management students, and members of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology Student Chapter at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) visited the construction site for the Mill Creek Tunnel in Dallas.

CUIRE Holds Annual Conferences

CUIRE Schools at UCT CUIRE held its 17th annual trenchless technology inspector training and certification schools on Jan. 28–29, at the Fort Worth (Texas) Convention Center in conjunction with the Underground Construction Technology (UCT) conference. This year’s program included two sessions focu..

No Dig India Show 2019

No Dig India Show (NDIS) 2019 will discuss core issues where trenchless technology can provide sustainable solutions for underground space, a most vital asset for any smart city and smart society. NDIS 2019 will be held Dec. 11–13 at Aerocity, New Delhi, India.

Najafi to Receive TTC’s Distinguished Alumni Award

In its 30th year of operation, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has decided to award the first Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Mo Najafi, director of CUIRE.

Gold Shovel Reorganizes to Better Serve Industry

The Gold Shovel Standard program was established in 2016 to assist in efforts to protect the country’s buried utility infrastructure from accidental damage that can cut off vital services, is costly and poses serious safety risks to construction workers and the general public.

Vermeer Commemorates Year-One Tornado Recovery Efforts, Growth Plans

On July 16, Vermeer Corporation held groundbreaking for a monument commemorating the buildings destroyed by a tornado last July, while celebrating the strength of the Vermeer team, along with the growth and progress currently underway on the company’s expansive campus, commonly called the Vermeer Mile.

The Toro Company to Reorganize Underground Construction Business

The Toro Company announced it is realigning the organizational structure for its underground construction businesses after its recent acquisition of Charles Machine Works.

Aegion Corporation Awarded $5.7 Million Wastewater Pipeline Rehabilitation Contract in Montgomery, Alabama

Aegion Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Insituform Technologies, LLC, has been awarded a $5.7 million wastewater pipeline rehabilitation contract in Montgomery, Alabama.

Insituform Introduces iPlus Infusion UV Felt CIPP

The new iPlus Infusion UV felt cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), manufactured and installed by Insituform Technologies, an Aegion company, is now commercially available. Insituform patented UV CIPP in the 1980s as an alternative to..

Cortec Announces Breakthrough in Corrosion Protection of Pipelines

Cortec Corporation’s U.S.-patented CorroLogicVpCI Filler meets the long-term protection needs of cased pipeline crossings. Its special blend of vapor phase corrosion inhibitors protects in the liquid-phase, in the vapor-phase, and at the air-water interface. This multi-phase package of corrosion inh..

Granite Acquires Lametti & Sons

Granite Inliner LLC strengthened its position in the water and wastewater market by acquiring CIPP-related assets and equipment of Lametti & Sons Inc.

NASSCO Annual Convention Brings New Traditions

NASSCO’s 2019 Annual Conference kept traditions alive at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Ritz Carlton Hotel in April, by welcoming members and guests to the event with a poolside reception. Other traditions included activities such as the golf tournament and awards banquet, where the incoming and outgoing board of directors were recognized, the Trainer of the Year was announced and two new members were inducted to the Select Society of Sanitary Sewer Sleuths.

In Memoriam

John William “Bill” Gilman of Greer, S.C., died last fall at age 73.

Canadian CGA Schedules Symposium

The 7th annual Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA) Damage Prevention Symposium will take place Oct. 8-10 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Focusing on critical issues specific to Canadian stakeholders, this event features training and networking opportunities with those committed to damage prevention throughout Canada.

TTC, BAMI-I Present One-Day Asset Management Workshop

The Buried Asset Management Institute (BAMI-I) presented a one-day, overview version of its comprehensive certification program for water asset managers, CTAM, for the New Jersey Water Environment Association in early May. More than 40 professionals attended the workshop and received CEU/PDH credit...

Fiber Optic Sensing Association Commends ‘Smart Infrastructure’ Tech Provisions

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association (FOSA), a non-profit organization dedicated to fiber optic sensing technology, commended the recent introduction of an infrastructure package by 31 House Energy and Commerce Committee members.

PPI Announces Awards Winners

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) announced winners of its 2019 awards program, including several who are familiar to the underground utility infrastructure construction and rehabilitation sectors.

ASV Holdings, Inc. Signs Definitive Merger Agreement With Yanmar Holdings

ASV Holdings a provider of rubber-tracked compact track loaders and wheeled skid steer loaders in the compact construction equipment market, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of Yanmar Holdings.

Brandt Named Exclusive American Augers Dealer for Canada.

American Augers has announced that it has named the Brandt Group of Companies the exclusive dealer for American Augers and Trencor products across Canada.

ClockSpring|NRI Adds Milliken Infrastructure Solutions to its Portfolio

ClockSpring|NRI has acquired Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC, previously a subsidiary of Milliken & Company.

Komatsu

Komatsu hydraulic excavators with Diesel Particulate Filters do not require exhaust fluid or selective catalyst reduction systems.

John Deere

johndeere.com Enabled through the JDLink telematics connection, John Deere’s new Connected Support leverages a suite of dealer and factory tools to deliver increased productivity, uptime and lower daily operating costs. A ke..

New Models Expand Doosan Infracore Mini Excavator Offering

Doosan Infracore North America LLC, is bolstering its mini excavator lineup with the addition of three new models in the 3.5-, 4- and 5-ton classes: DX35-5, DX42-5 and DX50-5.

REMU

REMU, the Finnish company that makes earthmoving products, now offers the third model in its E-Series amphibious excavators, Big Float E15, for 10-15-ton excavators.

Cretex Specialty Products

Scott Shipe joined Cretex Specialty Products, the leading provider of mechanical, internal and external manhole frame-chimney Seals and related manhole rehabilitation products.

Numa

Gregg Hayes joined Thompson, Conn., drilling technology provider Numa as product manager.

McKim & Creed

Heather Denny, strategy and process leader for Wells Global, a company that designs and builds critical power supply systems, joined the board of directors of McKim & Creed Inc., one of the largest engineering and geomatics firms in the U.S. In addition to her career as an executive at corporations, Denny is a tireless volunteer within her Raleigh, N.C., community, serving on numerous boards and holding various leadership positions.

Barbco

Thomas Schmidt joined Barbco Inc, East Canton, Ohio, manufacturer of horizontal earth boring machines, and was soon promoted to the newly created position of operations manager, overseeing Quality Control, Safety, Compliance, Shipping/Receiving, Maintenance, Janitorial, and Marketing departments.

GTI

The GTI Board of Directors elected Quinton Ford as vice president, general counsel and secretary, leading all aspects of GTI’s legal resources and interests.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

William Abbott, P.E., joined Houston-based planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), as director of operations.