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Robert Carpenter, Editor

There was a time, back in the 90s, when the horizontal directional drilling market was a huge segment of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition. Since then, UCT has grown to truly encompass all aspects of the underground marketplace with construction and rehabilitation of sewer and water systems topping the list.

The Sault Locks, in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, provide passage for an average of 10,000 ships each year, only shutting down during the winter months due to weather conditions. To help break up the ice that builds up on and in the locks, a set of air compressors are used to bubble up the water to break the ice. However, the existing air compressors needed to be upgraded.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Long, deep directional drilling installations are never routine – each project is different with its own set of challenges.

American Augers has announced the appointment of Richard Levings to the position of director of product management. Levings will represent not only American Augers products but the newly acquired Trencor line.

A listing of both bentonite and polymer drilling fluids, divided by type and company.

ICUEE 2013, the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition, will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

Among the most important factors that influence decisions to purchase one product over another is cost. Yet all too often, especially in the world of construction equipment, buyers neglect to look past price and dig deeper to uncover the not-so-obvious ongoing intangible expenses. Such is the case for many trenchless contractors as they navigate their way through the process of acquiring a new horizontal directional drill.

As part of an expanded commitment to serve customer demand, Hunting Trenchless has partnered with The Charles Machine Works Inc. to supply Hunting one-piece forged drill pipe to the Ditch Witch organization. This pipe will be marketed as the Power Pipe Forged line of drill pipe and will be available through Ditch Witch dealerships.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker traveled to Vermeer Corporation on Aug. 8 as part of her nationwide listening tour, during which she met with businesses and thought leaders to hear about their priorities, concerns and ideas on how the public and private sectors can work together to strengthen the economy and create American jobs.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Immediately following major disasters, utility crews are busy working to restore vital services.

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