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After decades of debate and hard work, completion of the Animas La Plata main reservoir in Colorado was down to just two intake lines.

The Robbins SBU-M is a manned entry, hard rock boring machine for use on both long utility installations (300 feet and over depending on geology) and crossings with specific line and grade requirements.

Repairing or replacing old, deteriorating utility infrastructure that has been buried in the ground for years and often directly beneath homes and businesses is a challenge that has become common for the nation's utility providers.

UCT announces the 2009 UCT@ICUEE program, featuring speakers, educational sessions, networking opportunities and the chance to earn Continuing Education Units or Professional Development Hours. Click here (PDF) to see the full program for session times and scheduled speakers.

This year's program focuses on:

Advanced HDD
Underground Utilities
Power and Telecom
Wind Powers Industry Growth
Utility Operations
Green Utility Construction

and more!

Akkerman
Caterpillar
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam
McElroy Mfg.
Dow Chemical

Water rate increase hits Sacramento region
Charlotte eyes federal money for water/sewer programs
Cellular South expands broadband network in Mississippi
GTI offers DIMP Pipeline Regulation workshop

When Neal Jinkerson and Nick Walters began working for the pipeline construction division of Henkels & McCoy Inc. many years ago, there was a distinct time frame for what constituted the construction season.

Vermeer is introducing a new laser-guided, grade-control pipe installation system that the company says has several design features not available on other on grade equipment currently available in North America.

“We’ve been installing anodes along our lines for decades as a routine maintenance program,” says Dave Biggs, a Laclede Gas construction and maintenance department employee.

The McLaughlin 54/60 auger delivers 950,000 pounds of forward thrust and 170,000 foot-pounds of peak torque in all soil types.