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General Machine Products Co. Inc. (GMP), Trevose, PA, has introduced new items to its line of Lead Sheath Cable Installation and Maintenance Tools.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In 2016, NASSCO will celebrate its 40th year of setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As we look forward, we also look back to those who have made significant contributions and have impacted the continued acceptance and use of trenchless technologies. This is the eighth installment in a series of articles exploring the history of NASSCO through the eyes of industry leaders.

In 2016 NASSCO will celebrate its 40th year of setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As we look forward, we also look back to those who have made significant contributions and impacted the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies. This month we have the honor of highlighting Bill Shook, president and founder of APM PERMAFORM, and his contributions to our industry.

Bill served on the NASSCO Board for many years, including serving as NASSCO’s President in 2006. In 2011 Bill was awarded the NASSCO Select Society of Sanitary Sewer Sleuths Award which is a high honor as each member is chosen by peers in the industry. We are grateful for Bill’s generous past and ongoing contributions to help NASSCO set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure and to ensure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies.

The employee who points out when safety protocols aren’t being followed; the administrative assistant whose new software implementation program saved his company thousands; the intern who eagerly presents their idea to management on how to do a sacred cow task – better.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule in May which, for the first time, sets regulatory standards for employers whose employees work in confined spaces in a construction setting.

John Deere continues to update its K-Series wheel loader lineup to adhere to Final Tier 4 emissions standards and better meet the needs of today’s operators.

Xylem Inc. unveiled an innovative new water reuse solution for drinking water and hosted an urban resilience planning roundtable discussion at ACE 15.

Vermeer has introduced a new walk-beside service plow with trencher for contractors who need a productive machine that can work in tight spaces.

Vermeer welcomed 300 customers and dealers from across the country to Pella, IA, for its annual Customer Conference.

Launched at Aquatech China, Dow’s next generation industrial and municipal ultrafiltration water treatment modules are already bringing in the accolades, receiving the show’s “Best Technology Innovation Award” in the membrane category.

Featuring patent-pending RAD-AX™ Dual Shredding Technology, the SKG Series is designed to obliterate flushable wipes and other difficult solids in municipal and industrial wastewater applications.

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