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Richard (Dick) N. Schantz, of Cedarburg,WI, passed away Sept. 6. He was 71 years old.

C. Vipulanadan, PhD, P.E., professor and director of Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston

The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology’s (CIGMAT) research is focused on energy, water and wastewater infrastructures and pipelines maintenance, environmental issues and developing new smart materials for construction, maintenance and repairs.

Federal standards for off-road diesel engines were first adopted in 1994 for engines over 50 horsepower and called Tier 1.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new Directional Drilling safety manual and updated its Directional Drilling Tracking Equipment safety manual to reflect the latest industry best practices for drilling safely.

Okahumpka, FL-based Industrial vacuum equipment company, Vac-Tron Equipment LLC, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Randy Happel, Contributing Editor

Given the remarkable capabilities of trenchless technology, crossing a body of water known as the Little River in Massachusetts using horizontal directional drilling (HDD) doesn’t seem like it would be all that difficult.

Summing up the largest diameter pipe burst performed by his company to date, John Newell, general manager of No-Dig Tec of Dallas, quipped, “It was just a walk in the park.”

Terramac LLC, a manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, welcomes McClung-Logan Equipment Company and Vermeer Texas-Louisiana to its authorized dealer network.

Hanson Pressure Pipe has taken its education outreach on the road, with a demonstration trailer designed to provide public works managers, engineers and contractors with a closer look at C-303 bar-wrapped concrete cylinder pipe.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Global Asset Management Engineering Consultants (GAME) has introduced to North American pipeline assessment technology that provides pipe wall thickness plus three dimensional and closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspections of water mains in diameters from four to 12 inches.

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