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The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) held its 2009 fall meeting at the Hobas Pipe USA factory in The Woodlands, TX. Invited members toured the plant for an opportunity to expand their knowledge and learn how centrifugally cast, fiberglass reinforced, polymer mortar (CCFRPM) pipe is manufactured and used.

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.

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