Ten years ago, CNH Global, Burr Ridge, IL, and Kobe Steel, Japan, signed a 10-year deal that limited Kobe’s Kobelco Construction Machinery marketing and sales to the Asia-Pacific region and made CNH the exclusive North American distributor for Kobelco Construction Machinery. The two companies have decided to let that deal expire.
The year 2012 proved to be another strong year of growth and expansion for the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT), reports George Ragula who is wrapping up his two-year term as the NASTT chairperson and as representative for the society’s international affiliate, the ISTT.
United States demand for large diameter pipe is projected to rise 6.2 percent annually through 2016 to 197 million feet. Growth will benefit from the repair and replacement of wastewater infrastructure, as many pipe projects, which were put on hold during the 2006-2011 period due to state and municipal budget concerns, move forward.
Over the past decade, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has reduced its use of oil by 98 percent by investing in new, highly efficient power plants that use clean, U.S.-produced natural gas as a fuel to produce electricity. In 2001, FPL used more than 40 million barrels of oil to power customers; in 2012, the company used less than one million barrels.
Direct investment in North American fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment will grow to $4.7 billion annually by 2017 or a total of $18 billion during the next five years, according to the market research firm RVA LLC.
As the old saying goes, money makes the world go round. From the municipal perspective, the world stopped going round about four years ago. But there is emerging a legitimate undertone of hope for improvement emerging from many municipal personnel.
A recently released report Gas Distribution Infrastructure: Pipeline Replacement and Upgrades prepared for The American Gas Foundation by Yardley Associates provides insight into the need for Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to replace or upgrade existing pipeline infrastructure.
It was a desperate cry for help, presented in powerful and disturbing comments from municipal respondents to the recently completed 16th Annual Sewer & Water Infrastructure Survey conducted by Underground Construction.
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