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Two new products – both directly related to fluids used for horizontal direction drilling (HDD) operations – have been added to the Ditch Witch product line.

The MR90 fluid recycling system is specifically designed for use with small to medium-sized drill rigs which make up the majority of HDD units on the job today.

The MV800 mud vacuum is an economical, durable portable vacuum system specifically developed for cleaning up drilling fluids on directional drilling sites.

Both are available now through the worldwide Ditch Witch dealer organization.

by Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

New composite manhole rings and covers have been introduced by BlueGreen Municipal Solutions.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will be holding its premier global auction in Orlando, FL, on Feb. 16-20, 2015.

An new international shoring safety trade association – the North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) – was recently formed to help promote personal worker safety and the effective use of shoring practices for all workers in this field across the nation.

FMI Corporation, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, has opened a new office in Houston, TX. This is FMI’s fifth office in the United States.

According to this new claim Tracto-Technik (TT) presented its complete range of no-dig systems during the 10th “Hands on Days” held Sept. 16 – 26.

Glen McIver, 59, died Oct. 30, in Abilene, TX.

The Senate Environment and Public Works Water and Wildlife Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the innovative advances being made in the clean water arena as well as the challenges faced by clean water agencies that are seeking to embrace the concept of the Water Resources Utility of the Future.

Stephen Jack Morgan, 67, passed away on Oct. 15 in Merrillville, IN.

Larry A. Roetzel, 68, died Oct. 29, in Little Rock, AR, after an extended illness.

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