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On April 12, American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and ECONorthwest released Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Community-wide.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent customer event held in Lock Haven, PA, ended on a high note with a strong showing of pipeline contractors on hand to check out the company’s new PL3005 Pipelayer.

Stronger than expected job creation and the beginning of a construction industry recovery means gains in real construction spending will materialize this year after seven years of consecutive declines. According to the new forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), increases in cement consumption will follow.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

Traditionally, the June issue of Underground Construction carries a large section focused on various equipment utilized in the underground construction industry. I’m pleased to say this issue is no different.

Dura-Line Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based CHS Capital, has completed the acquisition of PolyPipe Holdings Inc. from the Halifax Group. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Rita Tubb, Executive Editor

Underground Construction’s sister publication, Pipeline & Gas Journal, in partnership with the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), held its eighth annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference April 4, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. This industry benchmark event drew more than 400 attendees.

Following the establishment of the University of Nebraska in 1869, its Lincoln campus was laid out on four city blocks. University Hall, its first building, was an imposing structure standing on the prairie, well away from the city’s center.

Roger E. Dollar, 49, of Orlando, FL, passed away on April 20, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in El Dorado, AR, Dollar earned a Bachelor in Industry Management from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR.

In April, the Maryland Public Service Commission directed four state utilities to sign long-term agreements with a developer to build a 661 MW natural gas fired plant in Waldorf.

Mattracks rubber track conversion systems are often referred to as the “most extreme off-road accessory available.” Equipping your 4x4 vehicle with Mattracks provides a capable, four-track-drive, on/off road machine.

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