The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) has initiated a federal advocacy program to advance the interests of the association in the halls of Congress and before federal regulatory agencies. DCA represents contractors, suppliers and manufacturers who provide distribution construction services including installation, replacement and rehabilitation of gas pipelines and fiber optic, cable and duct systems in communities across the country.
Dura-Line Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Chicago-based CHS Capital, has completed the acquisition of PolyPipe Holdings Inc. from the Halifax Group. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Dura-Line is a portfolio investment of CHS Private Equity V LP, a $1.3 billion investment fund. The Halifax Group is a private equity firm that partners with management to invest in growing entrepreneurial companies.
URS Corporation and Flint Energy Services Ltd. announced that URS has completed its acquisition of Flint. Under the terms of the definitive agreement announced in February, Flint shareholders received $24.50 per share in cash for each Flint share. The total equity value paid by URS was approximately $1.24 billion.
MaxLiner, a manufacturer of a turnkey set of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) equipment, accessories and materials, has been featured in another episode of the Emmy Award-winning Ask This Old House television series. The MaxLiner system was also highlighted in a 2006 episode of This Old House, which featured the complete renovation of a 1916 East Boston home.
Hydratight has extended its on-site machining catalogue with the launch of several new multi-unit tool ranges available for sale or rental throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada and South America. The expanded powered-tools include flange facing tools, orbital milling machines, portable tapping and drilling, hot-tapping machines, larger-scale mills and gantry mills.
The Dromone Multi Lock Couplert allows operators to safely complete attachment changes without leaving the cab, and is specifically designed to address market concerns regarding coupler safety in relation to operator and site safety. The Multi Lock Coupler can be utilized in a wide range of ways with a wide range of machine types, allowing greater versatility.
To help competent persons perform required inspections, D2000 Safety Inc. has developed an app for iPhones: EXC Inspect. This app, which sells for $9.99, provides an efficient and structured way of recording and sharing the results of excavation inspections.