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Dual pressure Tier 4i-compliant air compressors from Doosan Portable Power — P425/HP375WCU, HP450/VHP400WCU and P600/XP535WCU — are cutting fuel costs by an average of 10 percent over previous models. A thermostatically controlled clutch-driven cooling fan, which engages only when required by higher operating temperatures, helps maximize fuel efficiency on the new models.

More and more each day we are seeing statistics reflecting what most of us in the pipeline industry already know: the economic impact of a booming energy industry – pipelines included – is primarily responsible for economic condition of the United States.

The Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition
is now accepting program proposals for its industry-leading Educational Program. The sessions provide information readily beneficial to an audience of contractors, owners and consulting engineers. The program is an interactive forum to share perspectives, present ideas and explore issues for the construction and rehabilitation underground piping infrastructure via both trenchless and open-cut methods.

President Obama has once again proposed significant cuts in funding to the federal government's main grant program supporting water infrastructure development at the local level.

Pro-Tec Equipment

Pro-Tec Equipment introduces its line of lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches. Designed with pipeline crews in mind, these arches, when paired with eight-feet tall aluminum or eight-feet tall lightweight three-inch steel trench walls, provide 72-inches of vertical pipe clearance, while still allowing crews to use smaller sized machines. 800.292.1225, pro-tecequipment.com

Efficiency Production

While typically, the Houston area of southeast Texas experiences mild winter weather conditions, January 2014 proved that the city is not immune to the horrific winter weather being experienced across most of the nation.

Vermeer has introduced a remote control function for its lines of track trenchers and terrain leveler equipment.

Sharewell HDD Drilling Products has introduced a new method of securing horizontal directional drilling machines to the ground to provide stability during drilling and especially during product pullback.

Attendance set a record as over 420 delegates attended the Distribution Contractors Association 53rd Annual Convention at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun, Mexico. Many of those delegates were attending their first ever DCA convention.

The convention was presided over by outgoing president Tim Bell of Midwestern Contractors, Elburn, IL.

Underground Construction has broken down rehabilitation equipment and product offerings by type and process as well as company. This guide offers everything you need to compare different products and decide what works best for your rehab project.