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Traci Read, Managing Editor

Are you looking for a one-stop place to learn about the latest technical information to ensure your trenchless construction job will be successful? The 9th Annual Western Regional No-Dig Conference & Exhibition offers that and more at this must-attend event to be held from Oct. 28-29 at the Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, HI.

Barbara Oliver White, born Aug. 21, 1938, passed away July 12 in Dallas, TX. She was married to the late James Thomas White, who at the time of his death on Jan. 22, 2012, was past president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) and served as president of Dallas-based Price Gregory International Inc.

Attendees and their guests gathered to hear Daniel Magill, president for Avanti International, speak at the June 5 Gulf Coast Chapter UCTA (Underground Construction Technology Association) general luncheon meeting held at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Building.

Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently, Miami-Dade County in Florida has agreed to invest in major upgrades to its wastewater treatment plants and wastewater collection and transmission systems in order to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

Since the inception of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) in the late 1970s, there have been remarkable advances in the technology and equipment that serves the trenchless construction industry. The equipment in the early 1980s was basic and not designed specifically for HDD, nor was it particularly reliable.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Rentals of equipment in the United States are expected to exceed $38 billion in 2013 says the most recent quarterly forecast of the American Rental Association (ARA). The report projects that equipment rental growth compared to 2012 will reach 7.9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2013.

In this issue of Underground Construction, we’re proud to present our annual Buyer’s Guide. It includes the most comprehensive coverage of equipment available specifically for the underground construction and rehabilitation industry.

Finding the most reliable fusion machine rentals is easy. Certified McElroy Rental machines have been available for more than two years, and are currently available at 96 percent of McElroy Authorized Distributor Locations. Certified McElroy Rental machines undergo a rigorous checklist and regimen by participating McElroy distributors in order to provide customers with the most reliable fusion machine rentals in the marketplace.

At the record-breaking ASCE Pipelines 2013 Conference in Fort Worth, TX, last June, long-time industry contributors Joseph Castronovo and Ralph Carpenter were honored for their years of service to the Pipeline Division.

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 13 unanimously sided with Oklahoma in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann litigation, ending a long court battle over water in the Red River basin.

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