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Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, has opened a Great Lakes Branch in Aurora, IL.

Ditch Witch and Equipment Web Services (EWS), a division of Dominion Enterprises, have launched a used equipment website: DitchWitchUsed.com.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the North American-based international trade group representing the off-road equipment manufacturing industry, has elected its 2009 officers and directors.

IronPlanet, a leading online auction company for used construction and agricultural equipment, has announced that its European headquarters will be established in Dublin, Ireland.

Case Construction Equipment has appointed Danny McGaugh as vice president and general manager of Case Power and Equipment, a Case dealership that sells, rents and services Case construction and industrial equipment.

Geospatial Holdings has hired Richard (Dick) McDonald as executive vice president of GIS Operations.

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment has launched a totally redesigned interactive website: www.hammerheadtrenchless.com.

Frontier Pipeline LLC, based in Somerset, WI, with engineering/administrative offices in Duluth, MN, recently completed a successful project consisting of two parallel crossings for the installation of 48-inch HDPE pipelines under New Haven Harbor in New Haven, CT.

Stephen Barlas, Washington Editor

You know a federal rulemaking was complicated when the chairman of the agency in charge admits: “It has been difficult to get this rule right.” That may be an understatement with regard to the final rules on standard of conduct for pipelines which FERC announced on Oct. 16.

Stephen Barlas, Washington Editor

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finalized new rules allowing transmission companies to operate pipeline segments in Class 1 locations at 80 percent of specified minimum yield strength (SMYS) of the steel.

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