Recently announced Department of Labor (DOL) statics show that the unionized private-sector workforce grew in 2013 to about 8.1 million workers, the most since 2009 and an increase of 277,000 workers from 2012, as reported by the Pipe Line Contractors Association.
The Associated Press reports that the Public Service Commission of North Dakota last year approved more than $1 billion worth of energy-related projects, and officials expect at least that level of activity in 2014.
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.
Two of the primary benefits of trenchless construction and rehabilitation technologies are their capabilities of replacing or rehabilitating failing pipelines in locations where it is impractical or impossible to perform extensive excavations.