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Traci Read, Managing Editor

For the 350 delegates who attended the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada’s (PLCAC) 58th annual meeting, it was a time to reflect on the association’s busy year and its many accomplishments.

The city of Pewaukee, WI, recently upgraded its water supply system by spending $1.5 million to install 9,000 feet of 12-inch PVC water main. The city has two water systems, an East Side System and a West Side System.

Radius Professional HDD Tools has launched a new e-commerce website (www.radiushdd.com) that offers a convenient way to purchase hundreds of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) tools and accessories.

Larry E. Randolph, 66, vice president, chief marketing officer and owner of Apex Pipeline Services Inc., died May 23.

NASSCO, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, has recently released Suggested Standard Specification for Pressure Testing and Grouting of Sewer Pipe Joints, Laterals and Lateral Connections Using the Packer Method with Solution Grouts.

MEA’s 89th Annual Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit will be held July 31-Aug. 2 in Ames, IA. The Gas Operations Technical & Leadership Summit is focused on learning and supporting future operational leadership trends. Sessions are developed to provide the best educational impact for business improvement and personal development.

MaxLiner, a manufacturer of a turnkey set of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) equipment, accessories and materials, has been featured in another episode of the Emmy Award-winning Ask This Old House television series. The MaxLiner system was also highlighted in a 2006 episode of This Old House, which featured the complete renovation of a 1916 East Boston home.

City officials in Perth Amboy, NJ, agreed in federal court on June 7 to make $5.4 million in sewer improvements to end the release of millions of gallons of sewage into the Raritan River and Arthur Kill each year during heavy rains.

Together with its licensee, Michels Pipe Services, Sekisui NordiTube, Inc. solved a recurring water main problem for the city of Pasco, WA, with its water main rehabilitation solution NordiPipe. The leaking 12-inch water pipe was located under an active railway intersection in the southeast side of the Pasco. The deteriorated existing pipe was successfully rehabilitated increasing the functionality of Pasco`s water supply system.

The Volvo Group will launch a 13-liter liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine within the Volvo brand for the North American market 2014. The engine’s high pressure diesel ignition technology will provide significant fuel efficiency gains compared with current natural gas products.

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