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The Utah State University (USU) Buried Structures Laboratory has published a comprehensive study on PVC pipe excavations, testing and life cycle analysis.

President Obama on June 10 signed into law a $12.3 billion water resources bill that will improve U.S. infrastructure, contribute to economic growth and bolster international trade.

Sterling Lumber, a Chicago area producer of crane and access mats, has expanded operations to a new 520,000-square-foot, 60-acre facility in Phoenix, IL.

Atlas Copco Construction Equipment has announced that Stewart & Stevenson is now a distributor for the company’s full line of generators, portable air compressors, boosters and associated equipment throughout various territories in the United States.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, since 1902, Stewart & Stevenson provides equipment and service from a strategic network of sales and service centers in domestic and international locations. 800.732.6762, atlascopco.com

Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has hired Scott Hensley as project manager for the firm’s hydro excavation services group.

Manassas City Utilities received the Century Award from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for its 100-year anniversary.

The Borough of Monaca located in Beaver County, PA, recently implemented a new smart water network and expects to save more than $2.6 million by 2026 through leak detection and increased efficiencies.

Rita Tubb, Executive Editor

North America’s energy revolution is alive and well was the message at Pipeline & Gas Journal/Underground Construction/Pipeline News’ 10th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference held March 25 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Firms in the business of repairing and replacing culverts need to look no further than the next job to discover potentially complex and unique situations, especially when unpredictable water and vehicle traffic are involved. For crews at a fast-growing Canadian construction firm, the greater the challenge the better.

According to Carmine Rositano, GlobalData’s managing analyst covering downstream oil and gas, Canada is developing infrastructure projects, including the proposed East Energy Access Pipeline Projects, on both of its west and east coasts.

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