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On April 12, American Rivers, the Water Environment Federation, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and ECONorthwest released Banking on Green: How Green Infrastructure Saves Municipalities Money and Provides Economic Benefits Community-wide.

Volvo Construction Equipment’s recent customer event held in Lock Haven, PA, ended on a high note with a strong showing of pipeline contractors on hand to check out the company’s new PL3005 Pipelayer.

Stronger than expected job creation and the beginning of a construction industry recovery means gains in real construction spending will materialize this year after seven years of consecutive declines. According to the new forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), increases in cement consumption will follow.

Roger E. Dollar, 49, of Orlando, FL, passed away on April 20, after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in El Dorado, AR, Dollar earned a Bachelor in Industry Management from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR.

In April, the Maryland Public Service Commission directed four state utilities to sign long-term agreements with a developer to build a 661 MW natural gas fired plant in Waldorf.

Mattracks rubber track conversion systems are often referred to as the “most extreme off-road accessory available.” Equipping your 4x4 vehicle with Mattracks provides a capable, four-track-drive, on/off road machine.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on April 16 approved plans by units of Cheniere Energy Partners to add up to four modular trains of natural-gas liquefaction and export capability to an existing liquefied-natural gas terminal in Cameron Parish, LA.

The Comprehensive Water Main Break Rate Study for the United States and Canada compiles the collective experience of 188 utilities which can be used for making future critical pipe replacement decisions. Highlights of the Comprehensive Water Main Break Study include a new national metric for citizens served per one mile of pipe, aggregate data on pipe material break rates, analysis of age and corrosion in failure modes, and related observations on pressure, temperature and trenchless technology practices.

Jack G. Guelker, age 85, of Kingsbury, TX, died on March 24. Guelker, a World War II veteran, was a general superintendent and partner with Gregory & Cook Inc.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution a loan in the amount of $48,750,000 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to the city of Houston (Harris County) to finance the construction of wastewater system improvements.

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