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McLaughlin Group Inc. has announced that Vermeer Corporation, along with Jeff Wage — a veteran professional of the underground construction industry — has made a minority equity investment in the company.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a commitment to using an integrated planning process to help local governments dealing with difficult financial conditions identify opportunities to achieve clean water by controlling and managing releases of wastewater and stormwater runoff more efficiently and cost effectively.

Insituform Technologies Inc. announced the completion of an internal reorganization whereby a new Delaware parent holding company, Aegion Corporation, has been created to provide corporate and administrative services for its operating subsidiaries (Insituform Technologies, The Bayou Companies, Corrpro Companies, United Pipeline Systems, CRTS, Fibrwrap Construction Services and Fyfe).

New Holland Construction has announced that in North America it will refocus on its strengths: the compact product lines for the landscaping, utility, residential construction and agriculture industries, among others.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

A new, hands-on Skills Challenge will be the latest innovation featured in the 2012 RehabZone at the Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exposition (UCT), Jan. 24-26 in San Antonio, TX.

The Federal Communications Commission is setting aside $300 million in 2012 as a down payment for phone companies in rural areas to build wireline broadband connections.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Sherman & Reilly, long a leading manufacturer of equipment for installing power and communications cable, has introduced the first models of its new Revolution Series, a generation of equipment focusing on safety, ergonomics and efficiency.

Astec Underground and Trencor welcome two industry veterans to their management team, Charles Cunningham and Robin Zahn.

Cunningham is the new vice president of sales and marketing for Astec Underground. Cunningham previously served as the central territory manager for American Augers.

The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) held its first Professional Development Conference (PDC) Nov. 2-4, at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX.

When Hanover Engineering began work on a 20-mile long sewer project estimated at $18 million, they knew it wouldn’t be easy, specifically analyzing the subsurface rock on the trench lines. Traditionally, this task would require boring test holes approximately every 30 feet — a tedious and time-intensive approach, but one that is still regularly used.

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