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Backhoe loaders from John Deere, Case, Volvo, Caterpillar, New Holland Construction, Bradco/Paladin Construction Group, Kubota Tractor and Terex Construction Americas.

James (Trip) Ferguson III has been named general manager of RePipe Construction, a division of IPR, a leading provider of underground rehabilitation solutions.

IPR, a leading national provider of underground rehabilitation solutions with offices throughout the United States, has secured positions on some of the most respected business rankings lists, including the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country, the Crain’s Detroit Business list of Largest Environmental Companies in Southeastern Michigan and the Crain’s Private 200. IPR President and CEO Joseph Cutillo made the announcement.

Dr. Bernard S. “Bernie” Lee, passed away on Nov. 7, 2010. Dr. Lee, former president and CEO of the Institute of Gas Technology (IGT), was well-known and highly respected within the natural gas community. With his passion for excellence and his commitment to energy, Dr. Lee’s presence had an enduring impact on the natural gas industry and helped secure a successful future for the organization.

The 830R/T (receiver/transmitter) system is designed to provide best performance at a high active frequency.

The investigative group conducting the metallurgical examination of the pipe is chaired by the National Transportation Safety Board and includes technical experts from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).

Dewatering is a necessary aspect of many underground construction projects. Construction sites near coastlines, rivers, other bodies of water and in other situations may require 24-hour dewatering every day. Heavy rains may fill work areas during storms.

It’s hard to believe that a little more than a decade ago, compact excavators were basically unknown in the United States. Long popular in Europe and Asia because their compact size allowed them to work in small areas of large, congested cities, the first Japanese compact excavators that began appearing on American job sites brought curiosity, even amusement, and their potential was not at first recognized.

McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, has released its 2011 Construction Outlook, which predicts an increase in overall U.S. construction starts for next year. The level of construction starts in 2011 is expected to advance 8 percent to $445.5 billion, following the 2 percent decline predicted for 2010.

UCT's second day came through with talked-about educational sessions and busy aisles. But perhaps the highlight of the day for most was a lively evening starting at the UCT Networking Reception, where exhibitors, speakers and attendees were invited to enjoy free drinks and appetizers. Exclusive pictures and the show daily for Thursday available inside.