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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.

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.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

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.

Mike Hogan

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:

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.

Brown Integrity has completed the acquisition of Pipeline Services International (PSI) of Houston, Texas.

Interstate Natural Gas Association of America’s (INGAA) board of directors is committed to building on the industry’s success in reducing emissions by developing guidelines that enhance efforts to discover and repair leaks from pipelines and associated equipment.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., a leading earthmoving and material handling equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce their partnership with Werk-Brau, a well known attachment manufacturer, to now provide a wider array of attachment options to their customers.

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