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Perma-Liner Industries LLC recently announced the issuance of the U.S Patent No 8,590,575 by the U.S. Patent Office for the company’s scrim-enforced pipe liner.

Park Water Company announced its board of directors approved a $23.5 million capital investment program for Park Water and its subsidiaries in California.

The Transportation Department says help is on the way for the massive tunneling machine Bertha that became stuck on Dec. 3 while boring a tunnel under downtown Seattle, WA.

On Jan. 10, a proposed 22-mile natural gas pipeline through the ecologically fragile New Jersey Pinelands region was rejected.

The proposal failed on a 7-7 vote by the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. Eight votes are needed for the commission to take any action.

New Jersey Sierra Club director Jeff Tittel called the decision “a great victory for the Pinelands and the environment of the region.” He added, “The commissioners did their job to protect the Pinelands region, its water supply and its unique ecosystem from a polluting fossil fuel pipeline.”

In a move that will improve the company’s penetration in the core earthmoving segment and extend its presence in light mining, Volvo Construction Equipment has agreed to acquire the off-highway hauler manufacturer Terex Equipment Ltd. of the Terex Corporation for a purchase consideration of approximately $160 million on a cash and debt free basis.

Vermeer Texas-Louisiana, a market leader in environmental and construction equipment with 12 locations across Texas and south Louisiana, celebrated the grand opening of a new branch in Midland, TX, on Nov. 1, 2013.

Starting Jan. 1, residents of Colorado are allowed to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use, and visitor are limited to a quarter of an ounce.

European golf legend Colin Montgomerie and PGA golfer Ian Poulter participated in Volvo’s first North American golf tournament recently at Sawgrass, FL. Several DCA contractors participated in the event.

Ben Montgomery, 95, passed away Nov. 3 in Mesa, AZ. Prior to his retirement as a vice president of CRC-Evans Pipeline International Inc., Montgomery was elected to honorary membership in the Pipe Line Contractors Association. He is survived by his wife Karen, two daughters, one son, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Donations may be made in Ben Montgomery’s name to the Arizona Humane Society, Phoenix, AZ, or the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ.

The Pipeline and Energy Expo has unveiled a new logo with brand standards to reflect the annual event’s focus on Oklahoma’s leadership role in a forward-thinking energy industry.

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