A recently launched $1 billion initiative to upgrade sewer lines, water mains and water treatment plants across Illinois will create 9,700 construction jobs in the state, according to Gov. Pat Quinn’s office.
Don Santa, president and CEO of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, recently released a statement on the National Transportation Safety Board’s decision to include pipelines on its 2013 Most Wanted List of transportation safety issues. Excerpts from that statement follow.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the I Make America campaign announce the 2012 recipients of the annual Pillar of the Industry awards, given to companies achieving or maintaining Gold status in the campaign.
George O. Vernon, 73, died on Nov. 2 at the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, WI. He founded Northern Clearing Inc. in May 1966 and passed on the ownership to his sons Richard, Todd Craig and daughter Kristine in 1997.
A recently released report Gas Distribution Infrastructure: Pipeline Replacement and Upgrades prepared for The American Gas Foundation by Yardley Associates provides insight into the need for Local Distribution Companies (LDCs) to replace or upgrade existing pipeline infrastructure.
The most significant federal action this year affecting underground construction companies is likely to be the final rule from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on excavation damage. The rule will have two parts. One will define minimum excavation damage program standards for states.
The Distribution Contractors Association annual fall meeting was held Nov. 13-14 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, TX. It was organized in conjunction with the DCA’s 2nd Annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) on Nov. 14-16.
The American Pipeline Contractors Association (APCA) had an active 2012 focused on its mission of providing key industry information and assistance to its members, reports association president Ricky Dyess.