Vermeer launched an all-new Navigator Nation website designed to be a social media channel where horizontal directional drill (HDD) professionals can share information with each other in order to enhance the profession and the industry. The new website has been completely redesigned to be a sharing platform for HDD contractors all over the globe.
People get old. People get disinterested, want to come home at night after a day’s work or simply believe they are entitled to an air conditioned and heated job environment. People just don’t find the working in the construction market appealing. For whatever the reason, the underground construction market is increasingly feeling the pinch of a limited labor pool.
Pro-Tec Equipment introduces its line of lightweight Pipeline High Clearance Arches. Designed with pipeline crews in mind, these arches, when paired with eight-feet tall aluminum or eight-feet tall lightweight three-inch steel trench walls, provide 72-inches of vertical pipe clearance, while still allowing crews to use smaller sized machines. 800.292.1225, pro-tecequipment.com
Dual pressure Tier 4i-compliant air compressors from Doosan Portable Power — P425/HP375WCU, HP450/VHP400WCU and P600/XP535WCU — are cutting fuel costs by an average of 10 percent over previous models. A thermostatically controlled clutch-driven cooling fan, which engages only when required by higher operating temperatures, helps maximize fuel efficiency on the new models.