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Harr Technologies' trenchless method of cleaning culverts and its successful use on projects in Alaska resulted in company owner Bob Harr being asked to help solve a critical problem threatening to close the James Dalton Highway, well known to American television audiences from the series Ice Road Truckers.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is selling its former 40-acre auction site off the I-10 East Highway during an upcoming two-day unreserved public equipment auction at the company's new Houston permanent auction site, 15500 Eastex Freeway in Humble from March 24 to March 25 starting at 8:00 a.m. each day.

An integrated oil and gas pipeline contractor, Driver Pipeline has been fulfilling the energy industry's construction, maintenance and repair needs since 1971. Headquartered in Irving, TX, near Dallas, the company has opened its fifth regional field office in Waskom, TX.

The second edition of the McElroy Road Show 2010 is under way. This traveling exhibition of pipe fusion machines and productivity tools is slated to have more than 50 stops at various locations across North America.

Miller Pipeline
Miller Pipeline Corp., one of the nation’s premier natural gas distribution, transmission pipeline and utility contractors and a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corp., acquired Elcon Pipeline Inc. This transaction marks Miller Pipeline’s fifth acquisition within four years and expands the company’s geographic footprint to include 23 states and 19 facilities.

Footage Tools’ compact Butt Fusion System is ideal for most fusion operations.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Jordan Cove Pacific Connector LNG/pipeline project with Chairman Jon Wellinghoff once again casting a lonely dissent.

The RAM 414 M is a hydraulic 4-wheeled fusion machine with a manual control system used to fuse pipe sizes from 4-inch IPS to 14-inch IPS.

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.