Attendance set a record as over 420 delegates attended the Distribution Contractors Association 53rd Annual Convention at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, Mexico. Many of those delegates were attending their first ever DCA convention.
The convention was presided over by outgoing president Tim Bell of Midwestern Contractors, Elburn, IL.
Two of the primary benefits of trenchless construction and rehabilitation technologies are their capabilities of replacing or rehabilitating failing pipelines in locations where it is impractical or impossible to perform extensive excavations.
Texas-based contractor Laney Directional Drilling recently employed Direct Pipe technology to make an underground wetlands crossing on a segment of a major pipeline project in the Northeast United States.
For NASSCO (the National Association of Sewer Service Companies), 2013 was a year of continuing accomplishments in its 35-year mission to establish industry standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of the sewer pipelines and promote continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies in the sewer industry.