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Caterpillar is giving its dealers an opportunity to develop a three-year plan to recover lost sales by the end of the year or they may face termination of their dealership agreements, according to Reuters.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Vermeer has introduced a remote control function for its lines of track trenchers and terrain leveler equipment.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Sharewell HDD Drilling Products has introduced a new method of securing horizontal directional drilling machines to the ground to provide stability during drilling and especially during product pullback.

Long-time industry business owner and supporter Francis “David” Magill, Jr. of Houston, TX, lost his battle with cancer on Jan. 19.

TransCanada Corp. applied more than five years ago for a federal permit to build the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline across the U.S. in order to link Canada’s tar sands in Alberta with refineries along the coast of Texas and Louisiana.

Alaska has signed an agreement with major oil and gas firms to build an 800-mile pipeline to bring natural gas from the state’s North Slope to a proposed export plant, and then on to Asia, reports Reuters.

Artesian Water Company, a subsidiary of Artesian Resources Corporation, announced that it recently has completed nine projects in New Castle County and Sussex County, Delaware, investing nearly $5 million in eight water main replacements and a new installation.

Xylem Inc. has been awarded a $2.7 million contract to supply the equipment and technology for a storm water drainage system to protect against future storm damage along Route 35 on the New Jersey coastline.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Horizontal Technology Inc. (HTI) featured two new products at the 2014 Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition held in January in Houston.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

American Augers has introduced an excavator-mounted exit-side wrench for use with any brand of mid-size horizontal directional drilling (HDD) equipment that uses five-inch diameter drill pipe.

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