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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced a record $1.6 billion in Clean Water Act State Revolving Funds – the largest single block of financing ever issued – to upgrade the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between April 2014 and April 2015 and in 30 states and D.C. between March and April, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Construction has begun on a project to upgrade water and sewer lines serving Liberty Island, the site of the Statue of Liberty.

The North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) recently convened its first Annual Association Meeting themed, “Meet in the Desert,” which was held May 6-8, at the Wild Horse Pass Resort & Casino in Chandler, AZ.

Eben M. Wyman

More than 140 attendees – including representatives of utility companies, contractors, equipment manufacturers and labor unions – gathered in Chicago on April 28-29 for the second annual gas distribution construction industry workshop sponsored by the Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) and the American Gas Association (AGA).

ISCO Industries, a Louisville, KY-based pipe distributor and custom manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products, has entered a distribution agreement with the Tubi Group.

Mention the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and most active participants in the underground construction infrastructure industry cringe in fear and/or disgust.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

Thunder Products, a division of Wyo-Ben, held an open house and technical training on May 14-15 at its state-of-the-art 16,000-square-foot facility that sits on five acres in Ponder, TX.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Earlier this year, Underground Construction magazine’s 18th Annual Municipal Survey documented that cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) lining is the “most used” trenchless construction method for rehabilitation of failing sewer piping infrastructure.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Utah Pipebursting LLC has built a solid niche market replacing failing sewer laterals in northern Utah by the trenchless method of pipe bursting.

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