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Trenchless pipe replacement methods as available from TT Technologies, TRIC Tools, Ditch Witch, Tenbusch and Nowak Pipe Reaming.

RS Technik AG, a world leader in trenchless pipe rehabilitation and repair solutions, has launched a new website, www.rstechnik.com.

Aries Industries has been instrumental in helping the Chilean government successfully locate a group of trapped minors using an Aries deep well camera system. The families and rescuers of 33 trapped Chilean miners were finally able to view their loved ones due to the Aries’ camera. The camera system has been used in coal mine disasters in this country and was made available to Chilean rescuers.

WERF is now accepting proposals under the cooperative agreement Innovation and Research for Water Infrastructure for the 21st Century. More than $1 million in total funding is available for research that will generate innovative technologies, techniques, and tools to assist or improve sustainable management, operations and maintenance, and replacement of aging infrastructure in the wastewater and stormwater sectors. Proposal packages must be received by 4 p.m. EDT, Friday, Oct. 29, 2010.

JCB’s 3CX Backhoe Loader has earned a world record by completing a 26-day, 3,185-mile road trip across America. The epic “Backhoe Across America” fundraising trek beat the existing record for “The Longest Journey in an Excavator” by 600 miles and has secured the company a place in The Guinness Book of World Records.

If you are looking for a smaller truck-mounted hydro excavator, Super Products has recently added a new unit that features a 6.5 cubic yard debris dump body to its line of Mud Dog products.

McCormick Systems has designed software to serve contractors who work on the national, regional and local transmission and distribution power grid.

Organized by the Ontario Regional Common Gound Alliance (ORCGA), this year’s Locate Rodeo in Ontario, Canada on June 25 was open to locate technicians throughout Ontario. Up to 40 technicians were invited to display their skills locating in once category, either gas, power, telecom and water categories. Technicians using Radiodetection locators swept the board in gas and water and took first and second place in telecom and second and third in the power divisions.

CRC-Evans Pipeline International has announced that CRC-Evans has been acquired by Stanley Black & Decker for $445 million in cash.