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Southeast Directional Drilling has acquired the assets of Frontier Pipeline, a Minnesota-based horizontal directional drilling (HDD) company. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

ISCO Industries, a Louisville, KY-based distributor and fabricator of piping products, recently held an open house in its newly refurbished and enhanced Houston facility. The facility was updated to offer more services and solutions to customers in the area.

Case Construction Equipment announced the production startup of a new line of military skid steers and compact track loaders. Case has begun manufacturing and shipping the first of several thousand model M400W skid steers and model M400T compact track loaders.

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Port Orange, FL, is now celebrating its 40th year of providing pumps and pumping solutions. “I am proud to celebrate this landmark achievement as it is a record of accomplishment that represents our resilience in an ever-changing industry,” said Bill Thompson, Thompson Pump president.

Business news from Vermeer, Caterpillar, Astec Industries, Ditch Witch, SAK Construction, MasTec, Akkerman, Volvo Construction Equipment, JCB, Advanced Drainage Systems, Pressure Pipe Inspection Company and PSI.

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, Vol. 65 No. 4, April 2010.

This year’s Golden Beavers Awards were presented at the 55th Annual Beavers Awards Dinner on Jan. 22, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA. More than 2,000 members of the construction industry attended the black-tie event where Newt Gingrich was a keynote speaker.

Business news from LAN, Rain for Rent, Caterpillar, Ritchie Bros., US Composite Pipe South, CertainTeed, PPIC, Envista, JCB, Volvo CE, Terex and Gehl.
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Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) has named E. Tyson Thomas, P.E., to the position of vice president.

The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held its 2009 fall meeting at the Hobas Pipe USA factory in The Woodlands, TX. Invited members toured the plant for an opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn how centrifugally cast, fiberglass reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe is manufactured and used.

An integrated oil and gas pipeline contractor, Driver Pipeline has been fulfilling the energy industry's construction, maintenance and repair needs since 1971. Headquartered in Irving, TX, near Dallas, the company has opened its fifth regional field office in Waskom, TX.

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