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For the latest trends, use and research in plastic pipe networks, attend the Plastic Pipes XVII (PPXVII) event at Chicago’s Swissôtel, Sept. 22-24.

Hoffman Equipment Company announced that Mike Anderson has been promoted to vice president and general manager of New York operations.

The Utah State University (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory has published a comprehensive study on PVC pipe excavations, testing and life cycle analysis.

President Obama on June 10 signed into law a $12.3 billion water resources bill that will improve U.S. infrastructure, contribute to economic growth and bolster international trade.

Sterling Lumber, a Chicago area producer of crane and access mats, has expanded operations to a new 520,000-square-foot, 60-acre facility in Phoenix, IL.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment has announced that Stewart & Stevenson is now a distributor for the company’s full line of generators, portable air compressors, boosters and associated equipment throughout various territories in the United States.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, since 1902, Stewart & Stevenson provides equipment and service from a strategic network of sales and service centers in domestic and international locations. 800.732.6762, atlascopco.com

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has hired Scott Hensley as project manager for the firm’s hydro excavation services group.

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary.

The Borough of Monaca located in Beaver County, PA, recently implemented a new smart water network and expects to save more than $2.6 million by 2026 through leak detection and increased efficiencies.

North America’s energy revolution is alive and well was the message at Pipeline & Gas Journal/Underground Construction/Pipeline News’ 10th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference held March 25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.