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Drilling fluids from M-I SWACO, CETCO, Wyo-Ben, KEMTRON and Baroid Industrial Drilling.

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM-Cat) Executive Vice President and General Manager Tony Fernandez welcomed more than 250 people that included local pipeline industry representatives, media and community to the grand opening of the company’s new head office facility in Cypress, TX, on Feb. 9. Cypress is located in the northwest Houston area.

According to an article distributed on the PVC Pipe Association website, each year, more than 300,000 water main breaks occur throughout North America – or some 850 every day – mainly as a result of the continued use of corrosion-prone iron piping in the nation's water systems. Moreover, according to a congressional study, corrosion costs U.S. drinking water and wastewater systems over $50.7 billion annually or more than $1 trillion dollars over the next 20 years.

A PowerDigger 3D GPS machine control system from Leica Geosystems enabled a Kentucky contractor to see excavation work underwater by viewing a display screen in the operator’s cab.

The Northeast Trenchless Association (NTA) got 2012 off to a good start with its
annual meeting in January and already has hosted its first training event -- a safety and 10-hour OSHA training seminar in mid-February.

The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) has extended the deadline for Pipeline Assessment Certification Program (PACP) recertification from Feb. 29 to Aug. 31, 2012.

Downhole tools from Ballantine, Vermeer, American Augers, Armadrillco, Melfred Borzall, INROCK, Railhead Underground Products, Sharewell, HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Ditch Witch and Drillhead Directional.

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, March 2012, Vol. 67 No. 3.

Pipe bursting is a technology that has matured in North America since the early 2000s. Although this technology has been proven internationally and more so domestically, there are many common myths and/or misconceptions that exist in regards to the technology and its practical application. In January 2012, the IPBA released a guideline for pipe bursting that provides support and reference to the items discussed in this article.

The RehabZone completed another successful run at the 2012 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) held in San Antonio Jan. 24-26.

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