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Caterpillar Inc. has selected the city of Victoria, TX, as the location for the company’s new state-of-the-art hydraulic excavator manufacturing facility. Ground breaking for the 600,000-square-foot manufacturing operation occurred in September. The facility is expected to begin production in mid-2012. Once fully operational, the facility is expected to employ more than 500 people and would triple Caterpillar’s U.S.-based excavator capacity.

Gary Montgomery, chairman of the board of Montgomery & Barnes Inc., a Houston-based civil engineering and consulting services firm, announce that President Wendell (Buddy) Barnes is now majority owner. This has enabled the firm to qualify as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Montgomery will remain as chairman of the board.

Early in 2011, ownership and operation of the water and wastewater utilities of the city of Indianapolis will shift from the city to a charitable trust, the Citizens Energy Group, which was established more than 123 years ago by the municipal code as the department of utilities.

When President Obama came out with his “bold” vision for renewing and expanding infrastructure in America, it was much lauded by the White House as a plan that combines a long-term vision for the country’s infrastructure future with new investments.

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In many American cities, the sanitary sewer laterals that connect homes and commercial structures to sewer main lines have been allowed to deteriorate and become a significant source of sewer system inflow and infiltration (I&I), along with other problems.

CG/LA Infrastructure LLC, the world leader in infrastructure project identification and development, announced recently the release of the top 100 infrastructure projects in North America. The total estimated value of these projects is nearly $465 billion with a potential to create nearly 7 million full-time employment positions over the coming five years.

Despite criticism of his company's proposed, nearly 2000-mile pipeline, Robert Jones, vice president, Keystone Pipelines, TransCanada Corporation, says he is very confident that the U.S. State Department will approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Compact track loaders from John Deere, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Ditch Witch, Bobcat, Kubota Tractor Corp., Case and New Holland.

The Leica PowerDigger Lite is a new entry-level single-slope guidance system for all types of mini excavators and backhoes.