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Effective March 1,2009, Multiquip Inc. has become the exclusive distributor of EZ Grout equipment in the United States and Mexico.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers held a three-day unreserved industrial equipment auction from March 25-27 at its new permanent auction site in Houston, 15500 Eastex Freeway.

Insituform Technologies Inc. plans to acquire The Bayou Companies and Corrpro Companies Inc. for a combined $216 million, which the company plans to finance with debt and through a public offering.

According to new employment and business forecast figures released by the Associated General Contractors of America, an estimated two-thirds of the nation’s non-residential construction companies plan to cut payroll.

ISCO Industries, the nation’s largest distributor and supplier of high density polyethylene (HDPE) piping products, has announced the acquisition of Wright Water & Waste based in Solon, OH.

The city of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department Director Michael Marcotte addressed the December luncheon of the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association on Dec. 10. About 150 people were on hand to hear the presentation.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

That NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) has become an influential force in the sewer rehabilitation industry was clearly evident in 2008, said current association President Marc A. Anctil as he reviewed NASSCO accomplishments in the past 12 months.

Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has opened a Great Lakes Branch in Aurora, IL.

Ditch Witch and Equipment Web Services (EWS), a division of Dominion Enterprises, have launched a used equipment website: DitchWitchUsed.com.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry, has elected its 2009 officers and directors.

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