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The American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) closed 2008 stronger than ever, although the worldwide recession began to be felt at the end of the year, says Sean Sullivan, whose one-year term as association president will end next month.

Terex Construction introduces a dedicated compact equipment line, distributed throughout North America.

Considering the state of the economy, results from Underground Construction’s 12th Annual Municipal Survey reflected surprising optimism among city personnel across the United States. Understandably nervous and cautious about 2009, municipal personnel expect their funding levels to decline somewhat, though still remain near 2008 levels.

It’s hard to believe in the future when every day you are told that the future is bleak. At least that’s the story we’re being bombarded with by national media. But the recent strength of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition was a refreshing breath of optimism and hope in an otherwise environment of despair.

Vance Arthur McNeil, of Pipeline Machinery International, passed away Jan. 5 after a brief battle with cancer.

Palomar Gas Transmission LLC, a joint venture of TransCanada Corp. and Northwest Natural Gas Co. have filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a certificate to build and operate a natural gas transmission pipeline in Oregon.

The TLB-6235 features a full-time mechanical four-wheel drive system, offering efficient functionality through a hydrostatic transmission.

The B95B and B95BTC Loader Backhoes feature a sloped, flip-up hood for easier engine access.

The power utility M59 tractor with 59-hp TLB is designed to tackle any task.

The new PowerTech E 6068 Tier 3 engine has been added to the 710J Backhoe, improving both emissions compliance and power.