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There's something exciting about bidding and buying equipment at an auction, and experienced auction buyers seem to have a knack for acquiring good machinery at bargain prices. What’s more, equipment auctions are big business. Auction giant Ritchie Bros. reported gross auction proceeds in 2007 of $3.19 billion.

The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) has completed an investigation into measures that could be taken to protect the state's power infrastructure from ice, wind and other disasters that have the potential of disrupting electrical service. Some of the measures could have a substantial impact on underground construction.

As executive director of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology, John Hemphill played a significant role in programs that have educated members of the trenchless industry and general public about the benefits of trenchless construction.

Bobcat marketing representatives point out that many of the company's most significant technological developments remain Bobcat exclusives:
Bobcat skid steer loaders remain the only product in that category not requiring chain adjustments, the only skid steer with all wheel and skid steer capabilities and transversely mounted engines, and the Toolcat 5600 is the only machine with the combination of features it offers.

Throughout 2008, the Bobcat Company is having a special celebration with a variety of activities and special events.

Nearly 90 attendees and their guests gathered to hear Mark D. Hall, P.E. director of the Project Engineering and Review Division, in Project Finance and Construction Assistance (PFCA) at the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), Houston, TX, speak at the Aug. 13 Gulf Coast Trenchless Association meeting held at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Building.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest auctioneer of industrial equipment, has rolled out an industry-first - a free online wiki for the equipment industry at www.RitchieWiki.com. Using the software provided by Wikipedia, Ritchie Bros. has created a one-stop public resource for equipment information, one that the community at large can research, read, add to and edit.

Mears Group, Inc. recently completed a record setting bore as part of the Hampton Roads Crossing being constructed by Virginia Natural Gas (VGN).

Members of the Michels family and their employees at Michels Pipeline Construction are celebrating 50 years in the construction business.

The Pipe Line Development Company (PLIDCO), a leading designer and builder of standard and custom engineered products for pipeline repair and maintenance, recently promoted Bud Zanders to engineering manager and Reinhard Bauer to quality manager.