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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) and its members had a busy and productive 2013, reported Nick Bruno, association president.

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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation completed last summer under the Sabine River and nearby swamplands is believed to be the longest ever made at 11,065 feet.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Developing and implementing an effective safety and damage prevention program for a construction company of any size is a critical and challenging task. However, the larger the organization, the more complex it is.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Kevin Miller, president of Miller Pipeline, stressed that “damage prevention and safety occupies a unique position in our company. The management of Miller Pipeline not only has identified employee safety as one of the company’s core values, but placed it at the top of the list. This has not just been done in writing, but more importantly it is clearly visible through the company’s actions.

A trenching project for a new, combined sewer overflow (CSO) separation pipeline in Lewiston, ME, led to an unexpected, emergency sliplining of a sanitary sewer line. The job also had other challenges which included a massive rock ledge, old buildings virtually on the edge of the trench along with the existing sewer that was found to be leaking effluent.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

“Nobody Gets Hurt” succinctly defines the safety vision of utility contractor Henkels & McCoy and the ultimate goal of the company’s safety initiative programs.

When everything is tallied – record attendance at the 2013 annual meeting, a record amount pledged at the meeting’s fund-raiser auction, continued growth in association membership, most contractor members busy and an active association presence in Washington, DC – the year 2013 was another good 12 months for the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA).

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

As Michigan’s largest utility provider, Consumers Energy provides natural gas and electric service to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents, and the company’s safety and damage prevention efforts must address multiple challenges

Visitors to the 2014 RehabZone can expect it to be the same as it’s always been – but different.

As it has since 2002, the RehabZone will be a “show within a show” on the exhibit floor of the 2014 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Jan. 28-30.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Interactive Pipe Inspection (IPI) is building an impressive record of complex inspections of pipe submerged under water. Last year, Underground Construction magazine reported on projects for King County, WA, in which IPI inspected more than 50,000 feet of sanitary sewer lines beneath two lakes.

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