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Vacuworx announced that Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has been selected to join the equipment maker’s growing network of qualified distributors.

Hawaii’s tropical beauty attracts tourists from across the globe. The oceanic breezes and lush green forests evoke the idea of paradise.

Terramac® LLC, a manufacturer of innovative rubber track crawler carriers, has announced Lyle Machinery, Richland, Miss., as the latest addition to its expanding dealer network in North America.

It’s official. The always eagerly-anticipated benchmark industry educational program of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition (UCT) has been announced. I say “eagerly-anticipated” not to hype the conference, but purely to reflect the extraordinary high level of interest we get each summer as the clock ticks down to the final program.

Randy Happel, Contributing Editor

There’s no doubt that the success of any underground installation project depends on critical information provided drill operators by locating systems.

Clock Spring Company L.P. has appointed Buddy Powers as director of sales for North and South America.

AECOM and URS Corporation announced on July 13 the execution of a definitive agreement under which AECOM will acquire all outstanding shares of URS for a combination of cash and stock valued at approximately $4 billion or $56.31 per URS share, based on the AECOM closing share price as of July 11. Including the assumption of URS debt, the total enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $6 billion.

Laney Directional Drilling Company, the world’s largest independent horizontal directional drilling (HDD) company serving the oil and gas pipeline industry, has been acquired by an affiliate of Maxim Partners LLC and Falcon Investment Advisors LLC.

Gerhard “Gerry” P. Muenchmeyer, P.E., Technical Director, NASSCO

In May 2008, the National Association Of Sewer Service Companies (NASSCO) launched the Inspector Training & Certification Program for Cured-In-Place Pipe (ITCP-CIPP).

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Regardless of brand and model, the basic functions of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) rig are the same.

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