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The fourth annual Tulsa Pipeline Expo (TPE) wrapped up in late August and event coordinators are already looking forward to number five. Over 150 exhibitors from across Oklahoma converged on Tulsa to display their wares and network with others in the energy industry.

The 46th Annual International Pipeline and Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) Convention convened recently in Istanbul, a dynamic city where East meets West and the past and present collide. The venue was perfectly suited as the 680 delegates from around the globe.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When he took the telephone call, Jim Lee was busy preparing to leave town.

He was at home in the Jackson, MS, suburb of Brandon and would leave the next day for an extended trip that would take him to auger boring job sites in New York, Wisconsin and Canada. Such a schedule is routine for Lee, a field service technician for American Augers.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Rig Source has introduced a new compact rubber-track carrier that not only is a multi-purpose carrier, but can accommodate various types of specialized equipment.

Harry Price, Fritz Klingler and Mike McMahon

Following a major collapse of a section of the Oakland Macomb Interceptor System in 2004, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department performed an extensive inspection of the 42-mile system, and began a major program of rehabilitation of various distressed areas.

Flowing through the center of the downtown business district of Iowa’s vibrant capital city is the Des Moines River, a 525-mile-long tributary of the great Mississippi, and the longest river in the state.

Rita Tubb, Managing Editor

Underground Construction/Pipeline & Gas Journal’s latest international survey indicates 89,233 miles of new and planned oil and gas pipelines are under construction and planned. Of these 49,488 miles account for projects in the planning and engineering phase and 39,745 miles are in various stages of construction.

(More at Florida DOT Approves Project Switch To Slide Rail) Because of the nearby federally-protected wetlands, all discharge and drainage water from dewatering were monitored closely by the Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection , the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the local Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Dwight D. Wilson, City of St. Petersburg, FL

Around 2005, many utilities across the country were aware of the statistical data indicating that as the baby boomer generation reached retirement, there would be a substantial number of employees with many years of experience and expertise departing the workforce.

Just one way: according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), there was only one approved method for shoring a trench within the right-of-way of an Interstate -- driven tight sheeting.

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