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The digital edition of Underground Construction, May 2015, Vol. 70, No. 5.

More than 90 attendees gathered in San Antonio for the April luncheon of the Underground Construction Technology Association’s South Texas Chapter.

Representatives of the Distribution Contractors Association recently participated in the Common Ground Alliance Excavation Safety Conference at Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

Al Asher & Sons Inc., www.alasher.com

American Augers, www.trencor.com

American Pipeline Contractors Assn., www.americanpipeline.org

Applied Felts Inc., www.appliedfelts.com

Arntzen Corp., www.arntzenrolling.com

Avanti International, www.avantigrout.com

Bit Brokers, www.bitbrokers.com

BKW Inc., www.bkwinc.com

Caterpillar Inc. (CATBC), www.cat.com

Copperhead Industries, www.copperheadwire.com

Cretex Specialty Products, www.cretexseals.com

Ditch Witch, www.ditchwitch.com

Duke's Root Control, www.dukes.com

E&M Supply Group, www.drillpipesupply.com

For those interested in reducing cross bore risk associated of all types of utilities, the Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is creating a “Leading Practices for Cross Bore Safety” document, with involvement from numerous participating organizations and their members to be inclusive of all underground utility stakeholders.

According to the Akron Beacon Journal, Texas-based Columbia Pipeline Group is seeking federal approval to build a new 161-mile pipeline for natural gas plus three compression stations in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Last winter, crews of Points Athabasca Contracting LP were laboring in the sub-zero weather to replace old drainage pipe along the highway between Melville and Regina in the Canadian Province of Saskatchewan for the Saskatchewan Department of Highways and Transportation.

Lester Dale “LD” Garrett, 75, died on Oct. 7, 2014.

Members of Congress have introduced a set of bills (called the Frack Pack) that would end exemptions that the oil and gas industry currently receive from some of the country’s bedrock environmental laws -- the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The Power & Communication Contractors Association celebrated its 70th Annual Convention, March 6-11, in Palm Beach, Aruba, with more than 300 members and their families in attendance.

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