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Michael Reed, Contributing Editor

During his 30 years in the energy business, Barry Davis has no doubt heard a fair amount of bluster and hyperbole about “big projects.” Yet, even a brief talk with the Crosstex president and CEO about the Cajun-Sibon expansion project leaves the listener keenly aware that in his mind there can be no understating the importance of this endeavor to his company.

Derrick Pursley, a horizontal directional drill (HDD) operator and Texas native, was crowned the Ultimate Operator on the opening day of the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) in Louisville, KY, held in October.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), in response to a request from Governor Rick Perry’s office, has established a water project liaison within the TCEQ to assist and coordinate with the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) in implementing House Bill 4.

Jerry Shaw, president of SAK Construction, has been named the 2014 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by award sponsors Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine. The MVP Award is bestowed annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to the underground infrastructure industry.

Spectra Energy Corp. announced that Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC, a joint venture of Spectra Energy and NextEra Energy, Inc., has been awarded a 465-mile interstate natural gas pipeline project by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to begin service in May 2017.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A major sewer rehabilitation program is under way in the city of Indianapolis addressing a backlog of structural repair and inflow and infiltration issues.

The withdrawal of the White House nominee for the FERC chairmanship reflects the intensity of the political wars between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, the heavy-handed Obama administration and miscues by Binz, a former Colorado Public Utility Commission Chairman.

Cantega Technologies Inc., a solution-oriented company and manufacturer of products that improve power system reliability has formed a strategic alliance with Quanta Services, a leading specialized contracting services company that delivers infrastructure solutions for the electric power and natural gas and pipeline industries.

Sauereisen, a third-generation manufacturer of corrosion-resistant materials, announced that its president, J. Eric Sauereisen, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Family Business category in the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia region.

Brierley Associates continues to grow and celebrates the opening of a new office located in Burnsville, MN.

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