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In spite of a worldwide recession that has affected most areas of construction, members of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) were busy throughout 2009, said association President Don W. Thorn.

Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC has announced a binding open season beginning Jan. 25 for shippers seeking firm transportation capacity commencing November 1, 2013 to support system mainline expansions.

Every year is busy and eventful for the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA), one of the most visible and active trade associations representing the interests of its contractor members in the underground construction industry.

By Day 2 of the conference, attendance at the Tampa show had reached approximately 90% of the turnout for the entire 2009 show in UCT’s home state of Texas.

Daniel Magill of Avanti demonstrates a number of urethane, latex and gel grouts used for sealing breaches and preventing infiltration in water, sewer and stormwater systems—fast curing and very fun to play with.

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LMK demonstrates in the Rehab Zone.

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Early attendees at the networking reception sponsored by TT Technologies, Connectra Fusion and DCI.

Two weeks after the new administrator of the federal pipeline safety agency formally took over the agency, PHMSA announced Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG) Company was paying the biggest fine the agency has ever levied under its own authority.

Several of the exhibitors at UCT this year were new to the show and, in some cases, the industry itself. But new acts in rehabilitation were easy to come by on Day 2.

As the second day of UCT 2010 progressed, the mood brightened from wary to relaxed.

The past year has been another busy one for NASSCO – the National Association of Sewer Service Companies – as the association continues to make significant contributions to the storm and sanitary sewer rehabilitation industries.

The opening of UCT 2010’s exhibit hall ushered an impatient crowd over the logo carpeting and into a full-up venue, 125,000 square feet of space studded with heavy equipment and new technology. “Everybody’s always in a good mood at this show,” one longtime exhibitor noted.