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RALEIGH, N.C. (February 10, 2015) —Surveying members of the Construction Personnel Executives Group, FMI reports, “24 percent of respondents will be unable to bid more work and 32 percent will experience slow growth if their companies cannot reasonably meet the need for skilled labor and tradespeople.” Top executives at the largest contract firms in the U.S. took part in the survey.

If you are interested in reducing cross bore risk associated with all types of utilities, this is the best opportunity to get involved. Cross Bore Safety Association (CBSA) is creating a “Best Practice for Cross Bore Safety” document, with involvement from numerous participating organizations and their members to be inclusive of all underground utility stakeholders. Committee formation is now starting. If you are interested in participating, further information can be found at http://crossboresafety.org/Best%20Practices.htm.

Luby Equipment Services, Fenton, MO, has acquired the assets of H Edwards Equipment, which had been the CASE dealer for light equipment in the Caseyville area for many years.

Jacobs Associates and Boise-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announce that the two firms have merged, to form McMillen Jacobs Associates Inc.

Multiquip, Carson, CA, recently welcomed Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter and his executive team for a tour of its Boise, ID, facility.

Holland Pump now carries its line of Atlas Copco WEDA electric submersible pumps in its southeastern U.S. stores for all of your one-stop shop for most pumping needs.

The Louisiana Gas Association (LGA) has announced the four board of directors for the new 2015 term – one new director was elected and three incumbents were re-elected.

More than 300 concrete pipe professionals from across North America will gather in Orlando next month for the 2015 ACPA Pipe School, an annual industry highlight featuring world-class training, education and networking.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $4,996,250, consisting of a $1,820,000 loan and $3,176,250 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the Angelina & Neches River Authority (Angelina County).

On Jan. 9, the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s 2012 ruling that deemed a law granting Gov. Dave Heineman’s authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline in violation of the Nebraska constitution.

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