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During 2009, members of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) dealt with the effects of a continuing economic recession as well as making a transition in leadership with the retirement of longtime Executive Vice President Dennis Kennedy and hiring as his replacement Robert (Rob) Darden.

The DynaMc 28 HP (Hand Pump) Two-Jaw machine provides the power and pressure required to butt fuse pipes sized 2-inch IPS to 8-inch DIPS with a hand-powered pump.

The Connectra 1442 EP is the premier large diameter machine in GF Central Plastics’ complete line of fusion equipment.

Members of the American Pipe Line Contractors Association (APCA) experienced a relatively "good" 2009, despite the worldwide recession that has negatively affected many construction markets.

The C200 Remote PE pipe squeeze off tool is designed to squeeze off ½- to 2-inch PE pipe.

The latest figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate that close to 70 million customers rely on the nation’s natural gas distribution network to deliver fuel to their home or business. Natural gas is delivered to customers through a 2.3-million mile underground pipeline system.

The SIMCO 255 PTC pavement coring drill rig is a compact, hydraulic unit designed for drilling key holes up to 18-inches in diameter.

Utilicor Technologies’ new MD-200 with patented core-zone extension system allows the core drill to extend up to 65 inches from the back of the truck.

Manholes are critical assets of the nation's underground wastewater infrastructure. Recently updated manhole inspection and rehabilitation guidelines are aimed at improving manhole structural integrity by identifying issues and the appropriate methods of repairing and rehabilitation so that timely maintenance prevents major problems.

Advertisers from the February 2010 print edition of Underground Construction.