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Southwest Texas Water Resources (STWR) released a white paper summarizing more than two years of scientific research on the Southwest Texas Water Project (STWP).

HDD Broker Inc., has been acquired by Vermeer Corporation, a leader in HDD and other underground construction equipment manufacturing, as of April 18.

A new, independent non-profit organization is tasked with developing and administering a sustainability rating system for North American infrastructure—the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The organization was founded by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Smart digging always means calling 811 before every job. Digging without calling can lead to severe consequences including harm to those who dig, costly damages to underground infrastructure and utility service disruptions.

A new report prepared by EnSys Energy for the Department of Energy Office of Policy and International Affairs finds that the Keystone XL pipeline would help reduce U.S. imports of foreign oil outside North America.

The Northeast Trenchless Association (NTA) elected 2011 board members at their recent annual meeting.

John Deere Construction & Forestry announced April 7 that it has been awarded the Common Ground Alliance’s (CGA) President’s Corporate Award of Excellence for promoting the Alliance and the 811 “call-before-you-dig” safety program.

Duoline Technologies recently expanded its manufacturing facility in Gilmer, TX. The company now produces Duoline from an ultramodern, ISO9001:2008 certified, 130,000 square foot plant using a highly efficient manufacturing system supported by advanced process controls and automation designed to provide repeatability and precision.

JCB announced the opening of a new West Coast Parts Distribution Center in Fontana, California on March 16, bringing its total number of distribution centers in North America to three.

The distribution center will primarily serve customers in the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones, helping to reduce freight costs and shorten delivery times. JCB’s other North American parts distribution centers are located in Burlington, Ontario and Savannah, Georgia.

CertainTeed’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe plant in Lodi, Calif., was honored by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CA OSHA) through its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). CertainTeed is the 51st company in California to be given this award.

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