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RALEIGH, N.C. (February 10, 2015) —Surveying members of the Construction Personnel Executives Group, FMI reports, “24 percent of respondents will be unable to bid more work and 32 percent will experience slow growth if their companies cannot reasonably meet the need for skilled labor and tradespeople.” Top executives at the largest contract firms in the U.S. took part in the survey.

If you are interested in reducing cross bore risk associated with all types of utilities, this is the best opportunity to get involved. Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is creating a “Best Practice for Cross Bore Safety” document, with involvement from numerous participating organizations and their members to be inclusive of all underground utility stakeholders. Committee formation is now starting. If you are interested in participating, further information can be found at http://crossboresafety.org/Best%20Practices.htm.

The new HPX-PRO Portable CR system is designed to enhance mobile imaging with exceptional image quality, improved productivity and easy portability. The system is ideal for radiographically inspecting the joints in a pipeline.

Source: HDD Inc. has completed a move into a new 43,000 square foot facility. The building, located in the same industrial park as sister company StraightLineHDD, provides an additional 35,000 square feet of dedicated space.

Digi International unveiled the Digi XLR PRO line of radios for reliable, long-range wireless data transmission for Ethernet and serial devices.

San Francisco-based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and Boise‐based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC have merged, to form McMillen Jacobs Associates Inc.

EZ-MUD DP GOLD borehole stabilizing dry synthetic polymer contains high molecular weight partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide/polyacrylate (PHPA) copolymer.

Kleinfelder recently announced that John Struzziery, senior program manager, has been named one of Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 25 Newsmakers of 2014. The award will be presented during ENR’s black-tie gala, to be held in New York City on April 16.

Drilling fluids/polymers by CETCO Drilling Products, M-I SWACO, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products and Wyo-Ben.

With construction equipment, sometimes big can be better by bringing more power and more productivity.