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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..

NUCA/E. Wyman Associates

nuca.com; wymanassocaites.net The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) and E. Wyman Associates LLC established a partnership to provide outstanding representation and federal advocacy services for America’s utility and excavation contractors. Eben Wyman, principal of Wyman Associates, h..

Epiroc

epiroc.us; miningandconstructionusa.com Epiroc USA, a Bloomfield, Colo., leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, opened a new Regional Service Center in Harrisburg, Penn. Supporting customers in the Northeast U.S., the new center features a state-of-the-art servic..

Cross Country Infrastructure Services

crosscountryis.com Cross Country Infrastructure Services Inc., a leading equipment and supplies provider to the construction industry, acquired Five Star Equipment Leasing & Rental, LLC, an established equipment rental player in the central U.S. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed..

International Update: Pipeline Construction & Market Trends

Global demand for natural gas and the infrastructure necessary to deliver it is set to keep growing over the next five years, with ongoing increases in demand across underdeveloped Asian economies and the continued development of international gas trade.

In Memoriam

Maretta Faye Tubb, a former Underground Construction contributing editor commonly known as Rita, died Sept. 27 at age 80.

Aqua Pennsylvania Acquires Delaware County Wastewater Assets

Aqua Pennsylvania Acquires Delaware County Wastewater Assets

UC Survey Reveals Major Trends for Underground Infrastructure

A comprehensive survey of our readers has provided a unique snapshot of market expectations for future underground construction trends. Topping the list: More trenchless applications and HDD.

South Carolina: Google can Pump Drinking Water for Servers

South Carolina is allowing Google to cool its servers by pumping nearly 550 million gallons of water annually from a declining aquifer.

American Water Donates $40,000 to Aquatic Sciences Program

American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, and its charitable foundation announced a $40,000 donation to the Center for Aquatic Sciences in support of its Community and Urban Science Enrichment summer camp program.

Toro Sells MTI Equipment Business Acquired in CMW Acquisition

Making good on a promise to streamline its product and services portfolio after acquiring Charles Machine Works, The Toro Company has shed CMW's pre-owned construction equipment business by selling MTI Equipment back to its founders.

Discussions Continue on Potential Combining of NACE International and SSPC

Leadership from both NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings continue to discuss a potential combining of the two industry organizations.

CASE CE Awards 2019 Diamond, Gold Dealers

CASE Construction Equipment named its 2019 “Diamond Dealer” and “Gold Dealer” award recipients as part of its North American Partnership Program, which encourages dealers to provide the ultimate ownership experience to customers and increases dealer performance per the results of a dealer assessment.

Michels Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Michels Corporation is honoring the people, projects and values that have helped the company grow from a regional gas distribution contractor into one of the largest utility and transportation contractors in North America.