February Newsline: EPA, MSD water talks continue; White House Jobs Summit pushes water division project and more

February 2010 Vol. 65 No. 2

Stoppler is survived by his wife Deborah; four children, Sherry Lynn, Laura Lee, Dori Anne and Christopher; and eight grandchildren.

Memorial services were held in December in both Scottsdale, AZ and in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Pipe Line Contractors Association honorary member H. F. (Hank) Mogg died Dec. 6, 2009 at the age of 91 in Titusville, FL, after a long battle with muscular dystrophy. Mogg became an honorary member of the PLCA in 1984. He served as a member of the PLCA board of directors from 1977-1982 and was treasurer in 1977 and vice president in 1981.

Mogg started his career in the pipeline industry in 1936 as a welder helper. From 1942 to 1947, he and his brother-in-law, Harold Fluharty, subcontracted their welding services on various pipelines for H. L. Gentry, Anderson Brother and MidWestern. In 1955, Mogg joined Bechtel Corp. as a general superintendent where he helped build the original TransCanada Pipeline and Westcoast Transmission Natural Gas System. He joined Ohio Pipe Line Construction in 1964 to serve as vice president and general manager. In 1966, Mogg acquired ownership of Welded Construction Co., which became one of the major pipeline contractors in the U.S.

Mogg is survived by his wife Claudine; sister Bertha; sons Richard and James; and several grandchildren and great granddaughters. Donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.