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Branson is a popular Southwestern Missouri family vacation center, home to Silver Dollar City, hotels, fine restaurants, more than 50 live performance centers, a dozen championship golf courses and a host of other attractions. Yet city homes and businesses are just now being connected to natural gas.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

In the early 1990s when compact horizontal directional drill (HDD) models began to appear on utility job sites, project owners often expressed amazement when a drill operator brought the drill head to the surface at or near the projected target.

Challenging underground projects attract interest -- contractors who complete difficult jobs like to talk about them and manufacturers of equipment used are quick to tout the capabilities of their products.

The latest information on UCT 2012, including schedule, hotel information, educational program, certification programs, entertainment, golf, sponsorships and more.

Manufacturers of construction equipment today are committed to “good” ergonomics, and they actively promote ergonomic features of their products in sales and advertising efforts.

It’s among the most historic, unspoiled and coveted vacation spots anywhere in North America. Located off the southern tip of Cape Cod, MA, Martha’s Vineyard is the largest true island along the East Coast of the United States.

Gerhard “Gerry” P. Muenchmeyer, P.E. NASSCO Technical Director

Editor’s Note: This is the first of three articles focusing on the current state of manholes, manhole assessment and manhole rehabilitation. Part two will be published in the August.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Sharewell LP has introduced a new internal shock-absorbing tool that permits the use of an air hammer with a wireline steering tool for horizontal directional drilling projects.

Matt Timberlake, President, Ted Berry Trenchless Technologies LLC, International Pipe Bursting Association Marketing Committee

This article will discuss the potential impact on adjacent utilities as a pipe is replaced using pipe bursting technology. From concept through design and construction a true understanding of the effects pipe bursting has by your entire team is essential in preventing utility damage and ensuring a successful project.

During the more than 40 years since Arvid Veidmark Jr. founded Specialized Services Company (SSC) a leading trenchless installation contractor based in Phoenix — members of the Veidmark family have celebrated many accomplishments. They now have another success story to attach to the list of firsts on the company’s well-documented resume.

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