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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..

23rd Annual Municipal Sewer/Water Infrastructure Forecast

It’s a presidential election year, and usually that spells trouble for public works funding programs. However, for the sewer, water and stormwater markets, that doesn’t seem to be the case in 2020. Cities expect spending to be stable, or even grow.

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..

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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.