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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Harr Technologies' trenchless method of cleaning culverts and its successful use on projects in Alaska resulted in company owner Bob Harr being asked to help solve a critical problem threatening to close the James Dalton Highway, well known to American television audiences from the series Ice Road Truckers.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is selling its former 40-acre auction site off the I-10 East Highway during an upcoming two-day unreserved public equipment auction at the company's new Houston permanent auction site, 15500 Eastex Freeway in Humble from March 24 to March 25 starting at 8:00 a.m. each day.

An integrated oil and gas pipeline contractor, Driver Pipeline has been fulfilling the energy industry's construction, maintenance and repair needs since 1971. Headquartered in Irving, TX, near Dallas, the company has opened its fifth regional field office in Waskom, TX.

Miller Pipeline
Miller Pipeline Corp., one of the nation’s premier natural gas distribution, transmission pipeline and utility contractors and a wholly owned subsidiary of Vectren Corp., acquired Elcon Pipeline Inc. This transaction marks Miller Pipeline’s fifth acquisition within four years and expands the company’s geographic footprint to include 23 states and 19 facilities.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the Jordan Cove Pacific Connector LNG/pipeline project with Chairman Jon Wellinghoff once again casting a lonely dissent.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

During 2009, members of the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) dealt with the effects of a continuing economic recession as well as making a transition in leadership with the retirement of longtime Executive Vice President Dennis Kennedy and hiring as his replacement Robert (Rob) Darden.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Members of the American Pipe Line Contractors Association (APCA) experienced a relatively "good" 2009, despite the worldwide recession that has negatively affected many construction markets.

Rita Tubb, Managing Editor

The latest figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) indicate that close to 70 million customers rely on the nation’s natural gas distribution network to deliver fuel to their home or business. Natural gas is delivered to customers through a 2.3-million mile underground pipeline system.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Manholes are critical assets of the nation's underground wastewater infrastructure. Recently updated manhole inspection and rehabilitation guidelines are aimed at improving manhole structural integrity by identifying issues and the appropriate methods of repairing and rehabilitation so that timely maintenance prevents major problems.

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