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Richard Neil Horton of League City, TX, passed away on Aug. 18, at the age of 85. Horton served as vice president of both Ingersoll Rand and Sullair Corp. prior to founding 247 Equipment Co. Inc. in the early 1980s.

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI), a trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, has announced its new board of directors for 2013.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has approved financial assistance to the town of Woodlock, TX, for a loan of $427,613 for wastewater system improvements.

The North Texas Chapter of the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) awarded a total of $9,000 in college scholarships at their August general meeting held in Euless, TX.

United States’ construction machinery exports dropped 21 percent during the first half of 2013, with $10.8 billion shipped to global markets compared to $13.7 billion at midyear 2012, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). The AEM off-road equipment manufacturing trade group consolidates U.S. Commerce Dept. data with other sources into global trend reports for members.

Caroline A. Fisher Technical Writer and James A. Huggins Co-Founder/Past President, CRTS Inc.

Internal corrosion creates problems wherever it lurks or even flagrantly exists, and with the Floridian Surficial Aquifer System being the sole water provider for Jacksonville, FL, residents, corrosion prevention is absolutely vital.

It might not be possible to make a municipal pipe-bursting run more difficult than a 540-foot section of an Eagle, ID, to upgrade the sewer running beneath a BanBury Golf Course fairway. The section was part of a more than 2,000-foot project upsizing eight-inch PVC to 12-inch HDPE pipe that included reconnection of 17 sewer services through upscale residences of the BanBury Meadows community.

Ray Lynn Barnes, 50, died Aug. 1 in Tahlequah, OK. A former pipeliner, Barnes was the son of Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company’s long-time superintendent Thelbert Barnes and his wife Wanda, who survive him.

North American Composites (NAC), a division of Interplastic Corporation, recently achieved ISO 14001:2004 certification for their 27 distribution facilities.

NSF International has certified Centennial Plastics Inc.’s CenFuse geothermal pipes to the American National Standard for Ground-Source Geothermal Piping Systems – NSF/ANSI Standard 358-1: Polyethylene Pipe and Fittings for Water-Based Ground-Source “Geothermal” Heat Pump Systems.

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