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The headline from a recent Wall Street Journal article read “Seven States Running Out Of Water.” It took a moment for the significance of that statement to sink in. How could an entire state be running out of water, the essence of life?

FLOWTITE fiberglass pipe (FRP), manufactured by Thompson Pipe Group, added two sales team managers in preparation for strategic growth in the water pressure and sewer/gravity markets.

Industrial vacuum equipment producer Vac-Tron Equipment LLC, Okahumpka, FL, was recently honored with two Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council.

CASE Construction Equipment brought the Dire States tour to Washington D.C. for Infrastructure Week 2014, a series of events designed to “explore emerging solutions, innovative approaches and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure.”

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Protecting the nation’s buried utility infrastructure is a continuing challenge for utility providers and the contractors that maintain and install the new pipes and cables needed to keep pace with growing demands of business and residential users.

Ask any underground contractor what is the most crucial element to a successful utility installation operation, and you will almost always be told to follow proper utility locating procedures.

Vacuworx, a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of vacuum-lifting technology and material-handling equipment, has received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting.

The University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) has selected Rafael Ortega, P.E., vice president of Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), as a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Honoree.

Dr. John Matthews and Dr. Sai Vaidya

What’s one of the biggest barriers to maintaining the nation’s water infrastructure? Adequate funding, of course – many municipalities struggle to find enough resources to support their maintenance projects. But there’s another obstacle and it’s related to asbestos.

Congress set up a new federal financing authority for water infrastructure construction.

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