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As The Woodlands, TX turns 40, the city is preparing to spend $40 million over the next five years to upgrade its wastewater system due to old age from collapsing sewer lines to equipment failures and rain-induced sewage overflows.

A skilled labor shortage is impacting manufacturers located between Delano, Winsted, Hutchinson, and Litchfield in the West Central Region of Minnesota.

On July 29, a major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, LA, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser that flooded part of the campus and stranded motorists on surrounding streets, according to several online reports.

TT Technologies’ pipe rammer and bentonite system package for oil and gas pipeline installation projects features an 18-inch diameter Grundoram Goliath pneumatic pipe ramming system and a Grundomudd 500 bentonite mixing/delivery system.

Inliner Technologies, a leading cured-in-place pipe technology company, has announced the launch of its new and improved website, www.Inliner.com, to provide its customers and others in the wastewater rehabilitation industry with the most up-to-date information on industry trends and advancements.

Advances in horizontal directional drilling (HDD) technologies and techniques are making it possible to make longer pilot bores and to install increasingly larger diameter product.

Remote inspection equipment by Envirosight, Ratech Electronics, CUES, R.S. Technical Services and Aries Industries.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In 2016, NASSCO will celebrate its 40th year of setting standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. As we look forward, we also look back to those who have made significant contributions and have impacted the continued acceptance and use of trenchless technologies.

This month’s story features Mike Hogan, president of Duke’s Root Control. He has been a dedicated NASSCO member since 1988, working tirelessly for the trenchless industry. He served for many years on NASSCO’S Board of Directors, and as NASSCO’s President in 2002. He has also served on the Board of Directors for NASTT, has chaired a variety of NASSCO Committees (including scholarships and awards, as well as industry standards) and was inducted into NASSCO’s Sanitary Sewer Sleuth Society in 2009. This is the third installment in a series of articles exploring the history of NASSCO through the eyes of industry leaders:

Plastic pipe fusion/fittings by McElroy, Footage Tools, GF Piping Systems, Q-TEK, IPEX Inc. and Integrity Fusion Products.

SAK Construction, LLC (SAK), one of the fastest growing pipeline rehabilitation companies in the U.S., has named Robert Stier general manager of its Atlantic Division office in Arbutus, Md.