October Business: The Crossing Company Acquires The HDD Company; Pipefusion First Canadian Outlet for Connectra Fusion Tools; CONTECH Launches Grreen Concrete

October 2009 Vol. 64 No. 10
The new PFERD headquarters in Ontario.

Parsons Brinckerhoff

The Crossing Company

The Crossing Company Inc., the leading provider of trenchless services in Canada, has acquired The HDD Company, Sacramento, CA.

This acquisition gives The Crossing Company immediate access to the large volume of pipeline projects currently under way in the U.S. The HDD Company was founded in 1998 by Neil Swope, who will remain the president of the U.S. division based in Southern California. He will report to Ryan J. MacLean, president of The Crossing Company.

The Crossing Company now includes: Rampro, The Crossing Company LRD and The HDD Company. The combined group operates 14 large HDD rigs and a fleet of tunneling, augering and pipe ramming equipment capable of meeting all trenchless needs. 403.264.5050, www.thecrossingcompany.com

Pipefusion Services
Georg Fischer Connectra LLC of Gainesville, TX, and Pipefusion Services Inc. of Huntsville, Ontario signed a strategic alliance which establishes Pipefusion Services as the first Fully Authorized Sales and Service Outlet of Connectra fusion equipment in the Canadian marketplace.

Under terms of the agreement, Jan Nyquist, owner of Pipefusion Services has agreed to maintain a significant stock inventory of Connectra fusion machines and parts in Huntsville, Ontario in order to better serve the Canadian marketplace for sales, parts and service of these products. Additionally, trained service technicians will be available at the Huntsville location to provide service repairs and warranty work as required to Georg Fischer Connectra fusion equipment for their customers in Canada. 705.789.9411, www.pipefusion.com

CONTECH Construction Products
CONTECH Construction Products Inc. and Clean Water Resources (CWR) announced that stormwater, bridge and tunnel concrete structures sold by CONTECH in California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska can now be made on request using 2X Green, a greener, high-performance concrete.