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I’ve received a variety of interesting comments and reactions regarding my March 2014 Editor’s Log entitled “Labor: Inhibitor To Growth?” That column discussed the ongoing shortage of skilled labor in the underground utilities/pipelines construction and rehabilitation industries. It created an interesting dialogue.

FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, has released its latest whitepaper, “Skills Shortages in a Booming Market - The Big Oil and Gas Challenge.”

Case Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems to provide machine control technologies – both factory installed and aftermarket – throughout its line of construction equipment.

Ron “Tag” Tagliapietra, senior vice president for Michels Corporation announced his retired from the company.

On Feb. 12, the Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) updated its Gas Transmission Integrity Management Enforcement Guidance for Sections 192.901 through 192.951.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Got utilities to bury in extremely hard, rocky conditions?

Last summer, Columbia Gas of Ohio faced a challenging pipeline installation project.

On April 11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work has been published in the Federal Register.

The location of the 69th Annual Power & Communication Contractors Association’s convention couldn’t have been better.

There appears to be bi-partisan support for legislation allowing LNG exports to more countries without the need for Department of Energy approval.

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