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Planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) has named E. Tyson Thomas, P.E., to the position of vice president.

WaterWorks News: The recent winter months brought about 150 water main breaks to the city of Jackson, MS. Some of the cities’ 100-year old pipes that are made of pit cast iron became brittle and were prone to breakage when the ground shifted due to the freezing temperatures, many of which are buried in clay.

UCT has become synonymous for innovative technologies and services in the construction and rehabilitation industry – it’s the go to place for attendees who are looking for the latest innovations in the industry. UCT San Antonio offered exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their new products as the ideal venue to reach their customers.

Traci Read, Senior Editor

The Gulf Coast Trenchless Association has launched a new name to better reflect the association’s role within the underground construction industry.

Chad Gamble Public Service Director City of Lansing, MI

It has been said that good news travels fast. In a town like Lansing, MI, news travels slightly faster. The tight-knit capital community is, without a doubt, one of Michigan’s biggest small towns. So when construction hits, the word gets around.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Most travelers are unaware of the complexity of engineering and constructing modern highways and streets, and many of the most critical elements that make a roadway safe and able to withstand heavy traffic for years into the future are not readily apparent.

Liner Products LLC, a leading manufacturer of cured-in-place pipe felt tubes, recently dedicated a 42,000-square-foot expansion of its production and shipping facilities at an open house in Paoli, IN.

"This time they've outdone themselves!" a UCT attendee told another as the two exited the RehabZone following the first round of standing room only demonstrations on the opening day of the 2010 UCT show in Tampa, FL.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Members of the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) remained “resilient” in 2009 in spite of a worldwide recession. “The telecommunications crash of 2000/2001 forced the association and its members to diversify and to operate in a tight economy, and that experience helped the association and its members deal with challenges of the current recession."

For Princeton, IL, a city of 7,500 residents, the future is now as it continues to modernize itself through a program that will eventually see all overhead electrical utility cables put underground.

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