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Jack G. Guelker, age 85, of Kingsbury, TX, died on March 24. Guelker, a World War II veteran, was a general superintendent and partner with Gregory & Cook Inc.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $48,750,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Houston (Harris County) to finance the construction of wastewater system improvements.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. has introduced the new Multimatic 200, an all-in-one portable multi-process welding power source capable of performing MIG, Stick and TIG welding processes in one compact design.

The Charles Machine Works Inc., manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction equipment, has introduced a new line of compact and powerful walk-behind trenchers.

The optimism and enthusiasm evident during The Rental Show 2012 in New Orleans was reflected in the show’s attendance.

U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) recently urged water utility leaders to ask their Congressional representatives to co-sponsor draft legislation that would create a federal Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority (WIFIA).

Traci Read, Managing Editor

At the University of Houston, a leading public research university located in Houston, the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the university’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held a successful one-day conference and exhibition.

United Rentals Inc. has acquired the assets of Coble Trench Safety, a market leader in specialty rentals, with 11 locations in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region.

SemGroup Corporation, Gavilon Midstream Energy LLC, a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group LLC, and an affiliate of Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced plans to form a joint venture that will construct a 210-mile pipeline in western and north central Oklahoma which will deliver crude oil to a 1 MMbbl storage facility in Cushing, OK.

The Lifespan System, manufactured by Hamilton Kent, is a watertight, corrosion-proof, non-conductive, locking rubber manhole frame and lid system that prevents rain derived inflow from entering sanitary sewers through the top of the manhole. And it retains the hydraulic, water-tight and structural integrity of the underlying concrete structure; thereby delivering a longer service life.

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