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Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, released the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:

“The natural gas pipeline industry looks forward to working with commissioners LaFleur and Bay to ensure the approval of the pipeline infrastructure needed to transport abundant, clean-burning domestic natural gas.

Thompson Pipe Group (Thompson), manufacturer of FLOWTITE™ fiberglass pipe (FRP), added an experienced sales team manager in order to meet the continued demand for the customizable pipe product in the water transmission market.

As part of the Doosan commitment to its communities around the globe, Doosan Portable Power recently held its first Doosan Day of Caring — a company-wide volunteer effort organized in conjunction with Doosan’s Foundation Day and global volunteer week.

Looking for a better way to buy or sell your equipment? HDD Broker, the industry’s leading marketplace for used utility installation equipment, has just unveiled its new website.

AECOM and URS Corporation announced on July 13 the execution of a definitive agreement under which AECOM will acquire all outstanding shares of URS for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $4 billion or $56.31 per URS share, based on the AECOM closing share price as of July 11, 2014.

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FLOWTITE fiberglass pipe (FRP), manufactured by Thompson Pipe Group, added two sales team managers in preparation for strategic growth in the water pressure and sewer/gravity markets.

Industrial vacuum equipment producer Vac-Tron Equipment LLC, Okahumpka, FL, was recently honored with two Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council.

CASE Construction Equipment brought the Dire States tour to Washington D.C. for Infrastructure Week 2014, a series of events designed to “explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure.”

Vacuworx, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of vacuum-lifting technology and material-handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.

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