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=The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued on May 1 a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. announced the appointment of Ernesto Lopez as Service Manager – Construction Equipment.

Martin Edwards, vice president of legislative affairs, of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, lauded the House Resource Committee for advancing H.R. 2295, a bill to amend the Minerals Leasing Act allow natural gas pipelines to be treated like other infrastructure – including electric lines, water lines and communications facilities – when traversing lands administered by the National Park Service. The committee vote was 21 to 15.

George M. Denny has joined Vacuworx as the Gulf Coast Sales Director and will be based out of Houston, TX.

Roger Louis Pentzien, 95, died on April 25 in Omaha, NE. Pentzien was elected president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association in 1980 and became an Honorary Member of the association in 1992.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. has executed long-term agreements that support development of a new 416-mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline to transport crude oil and condensate from the company’s Midland, TX, terminal to its Sealy storage facility west of Houston.

Under a memorandum of understanding between the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports, an agreement was signed in May that allows them to move ahead on a $40-million stormwater treatment project that has been delayed for five years.

Trenchless technology and open-cut construction can be fulfilled by increasing the demand for underground construction.

It’s a great time to be a horizontal directional drilling contractor.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced on April 22 the investment of over $130 million for 12 water and wastewater projects across eight counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).

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