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As last summer’s drought conditions wore on, I learned that there is a condition even worse than “extreme.” There is an “exceptional” drought category, which essentially means “pending devastation if you don’t get rain fast.” The impact of this drought, when finally broken, will be felt for years.

EPA has awarded $1,455,000 to the city of Lee’s Summit, MO, for improvements to its sewer system. The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.

The SGP WHISPER-ALU reinforced grinding wheel significantly reduces noise and vibration.

TT Technologies has developed an ultra-compact horizontal directional drilling unit designed to operate from a keyhole excavation to install natural gas and water service installations.

The R9x12T drilling fluid reclaimer allows Vermeer to broaden the package (drill, reclaimer and tooling) of trenchless equipment offered to pipeline contractors.

Backhoe loaders from Case, Volvo, Caterpillar, Bradco/Paladin Construction Group, Kubota Tractor and Terex.

The Toro Company announced Feb. 10 that it has acquired Astec Underground’s equipment lines of vibratory plows, trenchers and horizontal directional drills for the underground utilities market at an undisclosed price.

Magnum Tunneling LLC, a portfolio company of Momentum Capital Partners, announced has acquired all of the assets of the Boring and Tunneling Company of America Inc. bases in Houston, TX. Magnum and Bortunco Inc. provide primarily subcontract services on trenchless heavy underground construction projects using horizontal boring and tunneling as well as directional drilling. Terms of the investment were not released.

ConocoPhillips has obtained important federal government support for pipeline and bridge projectgs that would allow the company to be the first to develop a commercial oil well in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve since the reserve was opened to drilling in 1998.

Low profile pipeline Road Crossings from Rain for Rent provide an excellent way to safely move water across busy streets, driveways, and highways without disrupting traffic or damaging roadways.

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