Vermeer Corporation

Utilizing a patented tri-cone roller bit and specialized drill head housing, the RS8 rock drilling system allows simple setup, low fluid usage, use of standard locator transmitters and excellent steering efficiency.

Erin Nelsen, Online Editor

The opening of UCT 2010’s exhibit hall ushered an impatient crowd over the logo carpeting and into a full-up venue, 125,000 square feet of space studded with heavy equipment and new technology. “Everybody’s always in a good mood at this show,” one longtime exhibitor noted.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When Vermeer introduced the AXIS guided boring system earlier this year, it was presented as a new guided boring system capable of achieving pinpoint, on grade accuracy that eliminates many of the difficult procedures required by other underground installation methods.

The installation of wind-energy farms has grown dramatically the past five years and so has the equipment to install these lines.

The new Vermeer RTX550 is the only 65-hp utility tractor available with an innovative rubber quad-track system.

With a rated tip capacity of 2,400 pounds and SAE operating capacity of 840 pounds, the new Vermeer S800TX mini skid steer can efficiently lift and transport a large load of material in and around confined spaces.

The Gulf Coast Trenchless Association (GCTA) recognized the recipients of its college scholarships Aug. 12 at its monthly meeting. The association awarded $12,000 in scholarships to 12 students.

Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

When it comes to associations, bigger isn't necessarily better – small local and regional organizations can be very effective in serving their members, especially for those serving specialized, niche markets.

Brent Lane and his business partner, Steve Parker, have witnessed the ups and downs of the horizontal directional drilling business.

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