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Two new products – both directly related to fluids used for horizontal direction drilling (HDD) operations – have been added to the Ditch Witch product line.

The MR90 fluid recycling system is specifically designed for use with small to medium-sized drill rigs which make up the majority of HDD units on the job today.

The MV800 mud vacuum is an economical, durable portable vacuum system specifically developed for cleaning up drilling fluids on directional drilling sites.

Both are available now through the worldwide Ditch Witch dealer organization.

Sauereisen, a third-generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials, welcomes Mark Golla to lead its sales team.

New composite manhole rings and covers have been introduced by BlueGreen Municipal Solutions.

Lincolnshire, IL, both part of Switzerland-based Georg Fischer Ltd., welcomed more than 150 guests including many city and state officials, at the grand opening of their new Irvine facilities on Oct. 9.

Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, recently announced findings from its comprehensive 2013 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will be holding its premier global auction in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 16-20, 2015.

Eric Justman has been promoted to general manager of Facilities Construction for Michels Pipeline Construction.

An new international shoring safety trade association – the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) – was recently formed to help promote personal worker safety and the effective use of shoring practices for all workers in this field across the nation.

FMI Corporation, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, has opened a new office in Houston, TX. This is FMI’s fifth office in the United States.

The digital edition of Underground Construction, December 2014, Vol. 69, No. 12.