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The Northeast Trenchless Association (NTA) elected 2011 board members at their recent annual meeting.

What do you call a job that requires four different pipe jacking pits to install a new 72-inch sanitary sewer pipe? While that may sound like a standard job, the reality was much different.

Smartphones, 3G and 4G networks are everywhere, offering wireless subscribers virtually instant access to data and electronic communications from anywhere at any time.

Thanks to the scores of recently developed mobile devices and applications -- as well as the introduction of new ones seemingly on a daily basis -- the demand for mobile data is skyrocketing.

John Deere Construction & Forestry announced April 7 that it has been awarded the Common Ground Alliance’s (CGA) President’s Corporate Award of Excellence for promoting the Alliance and the 811 “call-before-you-dig” safety program.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s water infrastructure congressional appropriations are destined to sink, maybe like stones, this year. Republicans and some Democrats want to severely cut the appropriations for both the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds in fiscal year 2011, which started last Oct. 1.

Municipalities across the country are getting into the exercise movement to ensure the health of their water valves. That’s right -- water valves. These hidden, but important, devices lie beneath the city streets and their health is important to our overall security in stopping the potential of contaminants from entering the water supply.

Duoline Technologies recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Gilmer, TX. The company now produces Duoline from an ultramodern, ISO9001:2008 certified, 130,000 square foot plant using a highly efficient manufacturing system supported by advanced process controls and automation designed to provide repeatability and precision.

The PowerTech E 6.8L engine is the first John Deere engine to carry both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 3 Emergency Stationary and European Union (EU) Stage III A certification, with dual frequency ratings of 1,800 and 1,500 rpm.

The new Kawasaki models, the 42ZV-2, a 0.78 cubic yard loader, and the 45ZV-2, a 1.18 cubic yard loader, are designed and engineered with all of the performance and reliability of the larger Kawasaki wheel loaders, but in a smaller package.

JCB announced the opening of a new West Coast Parts Distribution Center in Fontana, California on March 16, bringing its total number of distribution centers in North America to three.

The distribution center will primarily serve customers in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones, helping to reduce freight costs and shorten delivery times. JCB’s other North American parts distribution centers are located in Burlington, Ontario and Savannah, Georgia.