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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When Vermeer introduced the AXIS guided boring system earlier this year, it was presented as a new guided boring system capable of achieving pinpoint, on grade accuracy that eliminates many of the difficult procedures required by other underground installation methods.

CONTECH Construction Products Inc. announced January 12 a price increase for its corrugated metal and PVC products. The price increase will be 8.9% for all corrugated metal products and 9.0% for all PVC pipe products.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Pipeline Division recently made major strides into the global market on Oct. 19-21 when it sponsored the first International Conference of Pipeline and Trenchless Technology (ICPTT) at the Regal International East Asia Hotel in Shanghai, China.

Like many other communities across the country, Fishers, IN, a suburb of Indianapolis, is in the process of upgrading their aging sewer infrastructure: replacing miles of sewer lines and manholes, and installing new lift stations.

The Ultimate Skid Steer Smackdown takes a “D-Tour” with the launch of John Deere’s new D-Series skid steers and compact track loaders (CTLs), including stops at trade shows and real job sites so operators can check out the company’s hottest pieces of compact iron.

Underground Tools Inc. has launched an interactive Web site with comprehensive information about the company’s wide range of wear parts for the underground construction industry.

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) announced an ongoing study by Jana Laboratories confirms 100-plus year life expectancy for pipe made from polyethylene (PE) when used in municipal potable water systems.

Projected growth in North American natural gas supplies and market growth in the U.S. and Canada will require billions of dollars of additional investment in pipeline, storage and other midstream infrastructure through 2030, according to a new study released by the INGAA Foundation Inc.

Irvin Gemora, NASSCO Executive Director

As executive director of the industry's leading trade association, I've been honored to learn and grow in this important role during the past eight years. Our industry is still considered young and watching it grow has been exciting. As I look back, I think about all that has changed since I was a young sewer rat, literally getting down and dirty to learn on the job.

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