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Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Energy Transfer Partners have entered into a 50/50 joint venture, Fayetteville Express Pipeline (FEP), to develop a new pipeline. The 187-mile pipeline will originate in Conway County, AR, continue eastward through White County, AR, and terminate at an interconnect with Trunkline Gas Company in Quitman County, MS.

Helping teens embark on a construction industry career is the aim of the ConstructMyFuture.com program, which has named the latest winners of its annual scholarships. The program is a cooperative effort of the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF), Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced that it will construct a pipeline that will transport new supplies of natural gas produced from the Barnett Shale in Tarrant and Denton counties in Texas to the Sherman Extension pipeline.

Traci Read, Senior Editor

Nearly 90 attendees and their guests gathered to hear Mark D. Hall, P.E. director of the Project Engineering and Review Division, in Project Finance and Construction Assistance (PFCA) at the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), Houston, TX, speak at the Aug. 13 Gulf Coast Trenchless Association meeting held at the Houston Engineering and Scientific Society Building.

For over 60 years, Melfred Borzall’s directional drilling and horizontal earth boring tools have been identified by their signature red color. Now, those red tools are turning green.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The city of Garland, TX, is in the process of a major sanitary sewer improvement program that will expand its capacity and improve conditions for this community of 230,000 located just northeast of Dallas.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

The Public Utility Division of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) has completed an investigation into measures that could be taken to protect the state's power infrastructure from ice, wind and other disasters that have the potential of disrupting electrical service. Some of the measures could have a substantial impact on underground construction.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) announced August 31 that according to its analysis of federal employment data, construction jobs dropped in 276 out of 337 metro areas between July 2009 and 2010. Chicago and Flagstaff, Arizona lost the most jobs, while Prince Georges-Calvert-Charles counties, MD and Eau Claire, Wisconsin topped the list of areas adding jobs.

The second edition of the McElroy Road Show 2010 is under way. This traveling exhibition of pipe fusion machines and productivity tools is slated to have more than 50 stops at various locations across North America.

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