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Power Dynamics LLC Now Manufactures Maxi Size HDD Rigs Power Dynamics LLC Now Manufactures Maxi Size HDD Rigs
Sep 19, 2014
Power Dynamics LLC, based in Stennis Space Center, Miss., has joined the ranks of HDD rig manufacturers and plans to concentrate its efforts on custom-building maxi size rigs that range from 100,000 to 1 million lbs of pullback. With its history grounded in the oil and gas industry and hydraulically-powered equipment, company officials believe they can offer HDD contractors an alternative to the rigs that are already in the fleets of the larger manufacturers. more >>

 

Horizontal Environmental Wells – Look Before You Leap Horizontal Environmental Wells – Look Before You Leap
Sep 19, 2014
Most HDD contractors are constantly looking to increase sales and profits. If profits can be increased without buying more equipment and hiring additional crews, it’s even better. Many contractors look outside of their normal geographical area for additional work; there is a strong demand in areas where oil well fracking in prevalent. One market segment that is seems to resurface periodically in HDD circles is the horizontal environmental well (HEW) market. more >>

 

Contractor Spotlight: A-B Contracting Contractor Spotlight: A-B Contracting
Sep 19, 2014
Thirty years ago, Bonnie Muegge formed A-B Contracting in Missouri to tackle underground service line installations for the burgeoning telecommunications industry. She had estimating experience and her brother and nephew (her first two employees) had the operating experience. more >>

 

Increasing Sewer Capacity with CCFRPM Pipe in Colorado Increasing Sewer Capacity with CCFRPM Pipe in Colorado
Sep 19, 2014
Denver and Aurora are the principal cities of the Denver Metropolitan Area in Colorado. Aurora, with a growing population of more than 300,000 residents, is home to a vibrant business environment. It includes major industries such as aerospace, military, renewable energy, high-tech, biotechnology and health care, distribution and manufacturing. more >>

 

U.S. Army Engineers Take Proactive Approach to Levee Repair U.S. Army Engineers Take Proactive Approach to Levee Repair
Sep 19, 2014
Levees form a critical part of the United States infrastructure, as past flooding has demonstrated. When a levee is breached, it causes both personal and financial hardship. With 43 percent of residents living in a county with at least one levee, their upkeep is essential. more >>

 

Getting Your Name Out There: Contractors, Manufacturers and Engineers Getting Your Name Out There: Contractors, Manufacturers and Engineers
Sep 19, 2014
Educating your clients and prospects is all about creating the emotional response, crafting and delivering the story that not only educates but also inspires and elicits action. In today’s market people do business with those they know, like and trust. Online marketing is a way for you to not only create an educated and informed client base but also to build relationships via interaction in a virtual world. more >>

 

Pipe Bursting in Vermont Pipe Bursting in Vermont
Sep 19, 2014
In spring and fall of 2013, multiple segments of an existing 15-in. RCP gravity sanitary sewer in the City of Montpelier, Vt., collapsed along a main commuter route in the downtown area causing a system failure. Numerous excavated point repairs were required to get the failed pipe flowing again. more >>

 

Flexible Relining of Pipes with Primus Line Pressure Flexible Relining of Pipes with Primus Line Pressure
Sep 19, 2014
In order to guarantee the supply of high-quality drinking water to residents, AWWA estimates that investments of $526 billion are required for the replacement or renovation of deteriorated water mains in the next 25 years. The latest EPA report on U.S. water infrastructure comes to the conclusion that investments of $248 billion are required over the next 20 years. President Obama just recently signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law to modernize the U.S. water infrastructure. more >>

 

A Different Twist on Pneumatic Assist Pulls a California Contractor Through a Tough Pipebursting Job A Different Twist on Pneumatic Assist Pulls a California Contractor Through a Tough Pipebursting Job
Sep 19, 2014
In the East Bay, Phase 5 of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District’s sewer rehabilitation program for summer 2014 targets thousands of feet of public sewer mains located primarily in the dry oak-dotted hills of Orinda, Calif. The project calls for replacement of 6-, 8-, and 12-in. mains by either open-cut or pipebursting methods. Some pipelines will be upsized and most run through hillside easements between large well-kept properties in this relatively exclusive area. more >>

 

Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative Cleans Clear Lake Sanitary Sewer Overflow Initiative Cleans Clear Lake
Sep 18, 2014
From big cities to small villages, water authorities across the country have wastewater collection systems that are reaching or have exceeded their design lives and urgently need extensive upgrading. With a growing population and an aging sewer system that continues to deteriorate, many utilities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). more >>

 

WEFTEC Returns to New Orleans WEFTEC Returns to New Orleans
Sep 18, 2014
The WEFTEC Show returns to New Orleans in 2014 (Sept. 27-Oct. 1) for its 87th annual event at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, a five-day event that is expected to draw thousands of water quality professionals and exhibitors to the Big Easy. more >>