J. Marcus “Mark” Laney of Laney Directional Drilling, Humble, TX, accepted “Pipeliner of the Year” award from the Pipeliners Association of Houston. The award was presented to Laney during the association’s monthly meeting held on June 7 at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Building. Laney was recognized for his exemplary work in both road boring and horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
As the current recession begins to ebb, market stabilization in 2010 seems to be a viable goal for many contractors in the underground construction market, with many areas still struggling to survive another tough year.
Starting July 1, The Association of Equipment Manufacturers will be accepting nominations of industry leaders to its Hall of Fame. The goal of the program is to create a wider public understanding and appreciation of the industry's role, in the past and for the future, in global economic and social prosperity. Nominations must be made online at the Hall of Fame site.
The National Association of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) Board of Directors has selected Ted DeBoda, P.E., to succeed Irvin Gemora as Executive Director. DeBoda is currently manager of the URS Corporation’s Baltimore Office.
The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the nation's leading organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, today announced a partnership with The Home Depot to educate customers on the importance of calling prior to digging.
Salina, KS, city personnel began in 2009 to explore the various replacement methods and procedures to replace an aging 12-inch, vitrified clay pipe (VCP) gravity sewer with a 24-inch pipe line for needed increased capacity.
Teams cleaning up after the oil spill in the Gulf have deployed a new tool to help with their efforts--McLaughlin vacuum excavators. Vacuum excavators are being deployed on barges into the Gulf and used to remove oil from the miles of skimmers located along the Gulf Coast.
ITT Corporation announced June 21 that it intends to buy Godwin Pumps for $585 million. The deal brings the world's largest manufacturer of submersible pumps together with the largest producer of diesel-driven dry install pumps, and the combined organization is expected to become the largest company providing drainage pumps serving the global industrial, construction, mining, municipal, oil and gas segments.