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The city of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department Director Michael Marcotte addressed the December luncheon of the Gulf Coast Trenchless Association on Dec. 10. About 150 people were on hand to hear the presentation.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

That NASSCO (National Association of Sewer Service Companies) has become an influential force in the sewer rehabilitation industry was clearly evident in 2008, said current association President Marc A. Anctil as he reviewed NASSCO accomplishments in the past 12 months.

The Mears Training and Research Facility is adding training for personnel operating horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment and a program to certify HDD equipment following maintenance.

The HDD training program for Mears employees will cover all aspects of operation of the equipment they will be using, from rig up to rig down, including operation of drilling fluid systems, said Kevin Parker, Mears director of safety training environment compliance.

Oliver Klinger III, Publisher

I will never know precisely what was on my grandfather’s mind that day in 1908 when he decided it was time for a career change.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

In October 2005, I wrote about our experience with Hurricane Rita. Unfortunately, it’s time to discuss another hurricane.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

One of the best ways to minimize the effects of a shortage of qualified workers is to plan ahead.

For over 60 years, Melfred Borzall’s directional drilling and horizontal earth boring tools have been identified by their signature red color. Now, those red tools are turning green.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The best way to find new employees is by referrals from an organization's current workforce, believes Wally Adamchik, president of FireStarter Speaking and Consulting, a leadership consulting firm based in Raleigh, NC.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When completed in late 2011, the Chicago Spire will bring a striking new skyscraper to the center of the skyline of Chicago, a city renowned for impressive architecture of many different periods and styles.

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