McLaughlin Boring Systems

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The McLaughlin Group has introduced two new cradle boring machines -- the first new models manufactured in this product category since the late 1960s.

Municipalities across the country are getting into the exercise movement to ensure the health of their water valves. That’s right -- water valves. These hidden, but important, devices lie beneath the city streets and their health is important to our overall security in stopping the potential of contaminants from entering the water supply.

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The M-4500 series hydraulic boring attachments are available in three distinct configurations: M-4500, M-4500SS and M4500MS.

Brighton, CO, has a successful formula for growth. The community of 30,000 just outside of the Denver metropolitan area has added 750 new businesses since 1990 and is home to a wind turbine and nacelle manufacturing plant that will eventually employ 1,350 people. Part of the formula is a sound infrastructure that provides businesses with access to up-to-date facilities and services.

Teams cleaning up after the oil spill in the Gulf have deployed a new tool to help with their efforts--McLaughlin vacuum excavators. Vacuum excavators are being deployed on barges into the Gulf and used to remove oil from the miles of skimmers located along the Gulf Coast.

Communication in the underground locating business is vital to providing accurate and timely information between one-call centers, utilities, locators and excavators. However, often even the best lines of communication can break down, whether it’s transferring data or just communications between the different stakeholders.

Erin Nelsen, Online Editor

The opening of UCT 2010’s exhibit hall ushered an impatient crowd over the logo carpeting and into a full-up venue, 125,000 square feet of space studded with heavy equipment and new technology. “Everybody’s always in a good mood at this show,” one longtime exhibitor noted.

The M-4500 series hydraulic boring attachments are available in three distinct configurations: M-4500, M-4500SS and M4500MS.

The V500 low-profile vacuum excavator is designed to provide easier access to confined spaces.

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