When it comes to associations, bigger isn't necessarily better – small local and regional organizations can be very effective in serving their members, especially for those serving specialized, niche markets.
Buyers of used HDD equipment want to get a quality drill at the best possible price. On the other hand, sellers hope to move equipment at a price that matches its value. What can sellers do to get top dollar?
This issue contains the 2009 edition of Underground Construction’s annual horizontal directional drilling survey. This industry-exclusive research always provides an insightful perspective as to the direction and health of this vibrant young industry.
That the United States (and world) economies are mired in a deep recession is old news. For the horizontal directional drilling industry, this recession is much broader than in 2001 when the telecommunications market imploded.
Downhole tools are critical components of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) process—no project can be completed without them. The wrong tools for soil conditions can result in excessive equipment wear and slow production—or even make it impossible to complete a job.