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The Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety Inc. (MICCS) presented Midwest Mole Inc. with two awards during the May 16 banquet.

The Plastics Pipe Institute’s (PPI) new brochure, A Greener Infrastructure, is now available in both digital and print editions.

Integrated Pipeline Services, Inc. announced July 1 that it had completed the acquisition of Sheehan Pipe Line Construction Company. Terms were not disclosed.

Lynn Osborn was awarded the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Life Member Award on April 1, at the 2009 Annual AWWA-MO/MWEA Joint Conference at the Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach, MO.

Erez N. Allouche, PhD, P. Eng. and Eric J. Steward, Trenchless Technology Center, Louisiana Tech University

As the water distribution infrastructure continues to deteriorate across North America, there is a continued need to develop pipeline rehabilitation methods that are cost effective and minimally disruptive, while also minimizing the time a pipe must be taken out of service.

Rita Tubb, Managing Editor

The single-day conference drew a record 519 attendees who came to hear 15 top industry executives discuss new and ongoing pipeline projects, technological advancements to help natural gas and product pipeline operators, and a member of Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin’s pipeline team presented an overview about the long-planned Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Project.

Dr. Ray Sterling, director of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University since 1995, has retired but will continue his association with the center as a part time research professor.

What acts like solid rock, but really isn’t rock and is located in the heart of the Midwest? That’s a good question, and Tim Huttmann with TH Construction Company, based in Omaha, NE, knows the answer.

Keeping up to date with the latest technology and techniques to boost productivity is more important than ever in today’s marketplace.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Along with most segments of the economy, the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry is seriously affected by a worldwide recession.

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