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The 2013 China International Trenchless Technology Conference & Exhibition was held from April 19 to 21 at the Suzhou International Expo Center. There were 975 guests from 25 provinces and autonomous regions in China and with nine countries and regions who attended the conference. The conference was hosted by the China Society of Trenchless Technology (CSTT).

The Turkish Society for Infrastructure and Trenchless Technology (TSITT) participated in the Smart Municipal Work Summit held by Union of Municipalities of Marmara (UMM) on March 28-29 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has extensively updated its popular Skid Steer Safety Manual and now also offers e-book versions in English and Spanish. (The print manuals are available in English and a flipbook-style English/Spanish version).

Aegion Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Insituform Technologies USA LLC, has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately $10.4 million from the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD). The contracts are a part of MSD’s $4.7 billion sewer system improvement program.

Lanzo Trenchless Technologies (formerly Lanzo Lining Services), a leader in trenchless underground infrastructure rehabilitation and repair, and cured-in-place piping (CIPP) technologies, recently announced the opening of a second headquarter location in Detroit, MI.

Clyde Mitchell Fowler, 62, died with his family by his side on June 5 after a sudden illness.

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the construction, is hosting its 28th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition, to be held August 16-18 at the International Union of Operating Engineers’ Local 150 Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program Center, Wilmington, IL.

The Millennium Pipeline Company has announced a non-binding open season for firm transportation service under its existing rate schedule FT-1 to be made available through the use of currently existing capacity and construction of at least one compressor station and approximately 60 miles of new pipeline that would connect to the Dominion Transmission system near Cortland, NY, and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline System near Syracuse, NY.

Charles Edwin Stringer, Jr. of Combine, TX, born Oct. 29, 1947, passed away on May 30.

John H. Williams, 94, of Tulsa, OK, died on May 1. Williams was the president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) in 1959, and elected Honorary Member in 1998.

Williams was a 1940 graduate of Yale University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He served as president and CEO of The Williams Companies (formerly known as Williams Brothers Company) from 1949 to 1971, and chairman and CEO from 1971 to 1979, when he retired. He served on the William’s board of directors until 1993.

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