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Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has acquired Pneumatic Holdings Inc., a leading U.S. provider of pneumatic light construction tools.

For 25 years, Laney Directional Drilling Company has become best known for longer and more difficult drills of larger diameter pipe in the directional drilling field.

Root Control Technology from Duke’s Root Control and RootX.

Duke’s Root Control

A horizontal directional drilling (HDD) installation completed last summer under the Sabine River and nearby swamplands is believed to be the longest ever made at 11,065 feet.

Martin Weissburg has been appointed new president of Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo CE.

European golf legend Colin Montgomerie and PGA golfer Ian Poulter participated in Volvo’s first North American golf tournament recently at Sawgrass, FL. Several DCA contractors participated in the event.

Vacuworx Global recently demonstrated its new concrete road barrier lifter during the 2013 International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition in Louisville, KY.

Ben Montgomery, 95, passed away Nov. 3 in Mesa, AZ. Prior to his retirement as a vice president of CRC-Evans Pipeline International Inc., Montgomery was elected to honorary membership in the Pipe Line Contractors Association. He is survived by his wife Karen, two daughters, one son, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Ben Montgomery’s name to the Arizona Humane Society, Phoenix, AZ, or the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ.

The Pipeline and Energy Expo has unveiled a new logo with brand standards to reflect the annual event’s focus on Oklahoma’s leadership role in a forward-thinking energy industry.

The Ditch Witch organization announces the release of the SaverLok System, a patent-pending saver sub system that offers a quick and secure connection providing the best protection against wear and tear on the drill pipe. The primary benefit of the SaverLok System is increased directional drill uptime, as it is an incredibly durable system that is easy to install, and replacement can be performed in the field quickly.