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Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House a $12.3 billion water projects bill half the size of its last one seven years ago — before the economy sank into a deep recession that helped swell the government's debt and before lawmakers swore off cherry-picking pet projects for folks back home.

HOLT CAT, the Caterpillar equipment and engine dealer for South, Central, North and North East Texas, recently named Corinna Holt Richter as vice president, Machine Division Product Support Sales and Peter John Holt as vice president, Power Systems Division, Commercial Engine Sales.

Hobas Pipe USA has obtained recertification in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001.

Mears Group Inc. successfully relocated a raw water line for Skanska, Kiewit and Weeks, known as SKW Constructors, in 2013.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Texas-based Pumpco Inc. provides a wide variety of pipeline construction services, including new pipelines, maintaining and rehabilitating pipelines already in service, and retiring and removing infrastructure of pipelines being removed from service.

Curlex Erosion Control Blankets are specifically designed to promote ideal growing conditions for grass seed, while simultaneously protecting topsoil from wind and water erosion.

T. Baker Smith LLC (TBS) welcomes Gary N. Oradat, P.E. as engineering principal in charge for the greater Houston area and central Texas. His background includes tenure as executive director of the Coastal Water Authority, as well as 23 years of service with the city of Houston’s department of public works and engineering where he held numerous positions, including deputy director for engineering, construction and real estate and deputy director for public utilities.

The Ditch Witch organization has partnered with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to develop a video that shares instructions for safe, productive operation of vacuum excavation equipment on the jobsite. Members of the AEM, including the Ditch Witch organization, recognize that more contractors are taking advantage of versatile, productive vacuum excavators, which are designed to minimize damage to utilities and contribute to a company’s overall damage prevention routine.

Robert (Rob) Allen McKim, Ph.D., passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep at the age of 58 on March 21.

Dan Koziczkowski has been promoted to serve as Super Products’ vice president of sales and marketing.

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