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Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc., held their 22nd annual Pumpology School April 25-27, at their corporate facilities in Port Orange, FL.

The Knoxville Utilities Board knew cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) would bring faster, lower-cost repair to an underground sewer pipe in Knoxville, TN. The 8-inch diameter clay pipe had been in service for more than 50 years.

Reynolds Inliner, a leading wastewater infrastructure renewal contractor, has been renamed Layne Inliner to reflect its status as a member of the Layne family of companies. Layne Christensen Company acquired Reynolds Inliner in 2005.

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.

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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