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The Mr. Manhole Cutter/Extractor is a tool the cuts a circular groove around a manhole frame and removes the frame and road over cut in one five- to 10-minute operation.

Industry execs with good luck in Vegas might want to put some money down on President Obama eventually eliminating the “acting” adjective he put in front of the title of new FERC “Chairman” Jon Wellinghoff.

The stimulus posturing, debating and finagling is now over, a done deal. The dye is cast as to how the money is being allocated; now states/agencies begin the mad dash to grab their fair share of the money. About the only thing undecided at the Federal level is who is going to pay for all this . . .

A new global horizontal directional drill (HDD) undersea crossing record has been set in terms of pipe diameter, pipe weight and length of crossing in Saudi Arabia.

Over the past several years, foreign-born workers have played an increasingly important role on most types of construction projects, including utility construction.

Horizontal directional drilling contractors have discovered the value of using quality Wyo-Ben drilling fluids.

Immigration attorney Elise Healy cites a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report that as of January 2007, there were estimated to be 7 million illegal Mexican aliens in the United States, up from 4.7 million from 2000.

With the backdrop of the nation's economy in a deep recession and concern of its negative effect on utility construction and rehabilitation projects, the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) held its first show in San Antonio, TX.

M-I SWACO offers a complete suite of fully supported drilling fluids and solids control products and services to the drilling industry.

CETCO’s innovative HDD drilling fluids and polymers keep operations running at peak efficiency.