Directional drilling rigs, mid

One of the very first “Keystone Pipeline Vice President’s Awards” was presented to Pat Michels, president of Michels Corporation, for his company’s safety leadership and performance on the Keystone Pipeline Project.

The HammerHead TriHawk I drill bit is an aggressive horizontal directional drilling cutting tool for drilling in soft rock conditions up to 8,000 psi.

The Ogre stacked plate reamer is made for hard soil conditions including shale, sandstone, caliches and cobbles.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Despite a troubled economy that is causing problems in many segments of construction, 2008 ended strong for most members of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA).

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Following the Northeast Trenchless Association's (NTA) fifth annual meeting, immediate past president Bruce Hubbard reflected on the association's accomplishments in 2008 and outlined goals for 2009.

The first decision a contractor should make when preparing a bid for any trenchless job is to identify the application that will be most efficient to complete the project. Each trenchless method has its advantages and works better in specific situations. However, sometimes the most efficient approach may involve using a combination of applications, requiring equipment that contractors may not have in their fleet.

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