February 2015, Vol. 70, No. 2



Luby Equipment Services Pockets H Edwards Equipment

Luby Equipment Services, Fenton, MO, has acquired the assets of H Edwards Equipment, which had been the CASE dealer for light equipment in the Caseyville area for many years.

Holland Pump, Atlas Copco Push WEDA Electric Submersible Pumps

Holland Pump now carries its line of Atlas Copco WEDA electric submersible pumps in its southeastern U.S. stores for all of your one-stop shop for most pumping needs.

Louisiana Gas Association Reports New 2015 Board Of Directors

The Louisiana Gas Association (LGA) has announced the four board of directors for the new 2015 term – one new director was elected and three incumbents were re-elected.

Concrete Pipe Pros Converge On Orlando For 2015 ACPA Pipe School

More than 300 concrete pipe professionals from across North America will gather in Orlando next month for the 2015 ACPA Pipe School, an annual industry highlight featuring world-class training, education and networking.

Jacobs Associates, McMillen LLC Merge

Jacobs Associates and Boise-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announce that the two firms have merged, to form McMillen Jacobs Associates Inc.

Multiquip Welcomes Idaho Governor, Executive Team For Facility Tour

Multiquip, Carson, CA, recently welcomed Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter and his executive team for a tour of its Boise, ID, facility.

TWDB To Fund Texas County Sewer Line Upgrades

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $4,996,250, consisting of a $1,820,000 loan and $3,176,250 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, to the Angelina & Neches River Authority (Angelina County).

Nebraska Court Removes Hurdle To Route Keystone XL Pipeline

On Jan. 9, the Nebraska Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s 2012 ruling that deemed a law granting Gov. Dave Heineman’s authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline in violation of the Nebraska constitution.

New Mexico Damage Prevention Regulation Changes

New Mexico changed its Pipeline Safety Excavation Damage Prevention Regulations on Dec. 30, 2014.

Enterprise Cancels Plans For Bakken Pipeline

Amid falling oil prices and a failure to secure enough commitment from shippers, Enterprise Products Partners LP has decided not to move forward with a proposed pipeline for its 1,200-mile pipeline crude pipeline from the Bakken shale formation of North Dakota to Cushing, OK. The proposed pipeline would have fed into the Seaway Pipeline system and have an initial capacity of 340,000 barrels per day of crude with an option to expand it to more than 700,000 barrels per day.

California Sewer Pipes Get New Life

Work began in January to repair sewer pipes in Calavo Gardens and Rancho San Diego, CA.

New OSHA Reporting Requirements Now In Effect

Beginning Jan. 1, there is a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

SWIM Center To Host Asset Management Workshop

The Virginia Tech Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center will be offering a workshop, Advancing Asset Management in Your Utility Workshop, to be held on March 10-11 at the Virginia Tech Arlington Research Center in Arlington, VA.

Vermeer Launches National Search For Ultimate HDD Crew

Vermeer Corporation is looking for the Ultimate Crew and seeking entries from horizontal directional drill (HDD) contractors and their crews from across the country.


PSI Hires Hoegler As Project Specialist

Professional Service Industries Inc. (PSI) has hired Jill Hoegler as project specialist in its Houston office.

McKim & Creed Slates Lucey President, CEO

The board of directors of McKim & Creed Inc., a 350-person engineering, planning and geomatics firm with offices throughout the South, announced that John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, has been named the company’s next president and chief executive officer.

The Toro Company Welcomes Brandon Yee

Brandon Yee has joined The Toro Company as district sales manager for Toro’s underground business.

HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, Mammoth Equipment

Mammoth Equipment Ltd. of Cambridgeshire, England, now offers its customers throughout the UK and Ireland the full line of HammerHead Trenchless Equipment tools and consumables as the company’s authorized distributor.

February 2015 Ad Index

Advance Metalworking Co., www.advancemetalworking.com Al Asher & Sons Inc., www.alasher.com American Augers, www.trencor.com American Pipeline Contractors Assn., www.americanpipeline.org Applied Felts Inc., www.appliedfelts.com Arntzen Corp., www.arntzenrolling.com Audio Supply Inc., www.thatyellowbox.com Bit Brokers, www.bitbrokers.com BITCO Insurance Companies, www.bitco.com BKW Inc., www.bkwinc.com Bobcat Co., www.bobcat.com Caterpillar Inc., (CATBC) www.cat.com Clock Spring Co., www.clockspring.com Ditch Witch, www.ditchwitch.com

February 2015 Digital Edition

The <a href="http://digital.turn-page.com/i/459865">digital edition</a> of <em>Underground Construction</em>, February 2015, Vol. 70, No. 2.

CST Is Exclusive Derrick Civil Distributor

Derrick Equipment Company, the leading provider of solids control equipment, has announced their partnership with Clean Slurry Technology (CST).

McLaughlin Gives Students Real-World Experience In Underground Construction

A group of Clemson University civil engineering students stepped outside the classroom recently for some hands-on learning in underground construction thanks to a neighbor who happens to be an expert in the field.


Channeline Underscores GRP Structural Lining Elements

Channeline has been involved in the provision of specialist GRP structural lining elements for over three decades, during which time we have accumulated an unrivalled degree of experience relative to the rehabilitation of both circular and non-circular large diameter buried pipeline structures worldwide.

Avanti Intl. Emphasizes AV-550 Soil Strengthener

AV-550 Soil Strengthener is designed to permeate and stabilize various types of soil.

Containment Solutions Features Rehab Wetwells

Just like rehabilitation manholes, rehab wetwells can be installed within existing lift stations to provide a long-term and cost-effective solution to wetwell rehab.

Duke’s Root Control Highlights Four-Wheel-Drive Vehicles

Duke’s Root Control does it all! Established in 1979, Duke’s has 35 years of experience and nearly 250 million feet of treated sewer lines across the United States.

Rehab Focus: Camera/Sewer Reinstatement & Repair Equipment

Camera/sewer reinstatement and repair equipment by LMK Technologies, RS Technical Services, CUES, Aries Industries, Pipeline Renewal Technologies, Perma-Liner and Ratech Electronics.


ACS Underground Solutions Teamed With US Radar To Score Big On Super Sunday

ACS Underground Solutions, a privately owned consulting company in Georgetown, CT., has provided utility locating, leak detection and sewer inspection services to utility and construction companies, engineering firms, municipalities and academic institutions for more than 20 years.

Derek Potvin Leads NASTT In The Right Direction

NASTT (North American Society for Trenchless Technology) continues to keep its commitment to grow the trenchless industry by remaining true to the society’s core values of education and training all the while establishing new initiatives to lead the society forward as it prepares for the future.

UGI’s Aggressive Pipeline Replacement Program

In some ways, UGI Utilities is fortunate to be so far ahead of the game when it comes to infrastructure replacement.

Details Of Water Finance Bill Still A Mystery

Water infrastructure funding will take center stage in Washington in 2015 as industry groups push hard for Congress to provide the first grant funds for the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.

PLCA Partners With Unions To Address Industry Needs

A primary responsibility of the Pipe Line Contractors Association (PLCA) is negotiating labor agreements and administering collective bargaining labor contracts with the international unions representing crafts whose members are active in pipeline construction and maintenance activities.

PCCA President Reflects On 2014 As Members Prepare For Annual Convention

Members of the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) will gather at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino situated on the white sand beaches of tropical Palm Beach, Aruba, for the organization’s 70th Annual Convention, March 6-11.

A Year Of Challenges, A Year Of Possibilities (18th Annual Municipal Survey)

Is this the year?

Innovative Geopolymer Lining Process Saves Severely Corroded South Texas Stormwater System

After an extended period of severe drought during 2013, the skies above the south Texas town of McAllen opened up.

Integrys Replacing Aging Chicago Distribution System

With about 2,000 miles of cast iron mains to replace within its Peoples Gas distribution system, Integrys Energy Group would be facing a huge job, even in the friendliest of environments.

Despite Erroneous Reports, Gas Infrastructure Aging Gracefully

While statistically pipelines remain the safest method to transport natural gas and liquids, growing demands on the aging infrastructure has increasingly pointed to the need for upgrades – sometimes tragically so.

New Products

Yeti Pipeline Spotlights HDPE Pipe Stringing Trailer

With a Yeti automated HDPE pipe stringing trailer, the driver of the pipe truck can string pipe end-to-end without ever leaving the cab and without any outside help.

LaValley Industries Introduces DECKHAND “S”

The new DECKHAND “S” or DHS from LaValley Industries is light and more compact to meet the needs of utility contractors with a 20 ton or smaller excavator.

Cat Site Prep Tractor Runs Cool, Powers High-Flow Attachments

The new Caterpillar 586C Site Prep Tractor is a multi-purpose, heavy-duty machine with enough muscle to run power-hungry mulchers and brushcutters needed for clearing pipeline rights-of-way.

Install Micro Fiber Cable Faster With GMP’s AirStream Cable Blowing Machine

General Machine Products Co. Inc. (GMP), Trevose, PA, introduces the AirStream Cable Blowing Machine to its line of fiber optic cable placing equipment.

New Vacuworx Tough Seal Improves Performance, Provides More Vacuum Lifts

The new patent-pending Tough Seal, a pad seal formulated to endure rugged job sites while maintaining its integrity in extreme temperatures, is the latest innovation to be engineered by Vacuworx, a leading manufacturer and distributor of vacuum lifting equipment for handlers of heavy-duty pipeline or construction materials.

Caterpillar, Kenworth Chassis Options Available For Vactor HXX HydroExcavator

Vactor Manufacturing has introduced the Cat CT660 and Kenworth T880 Class 8 truck model chassis options for the company’s HXX HydroExcavator.

Hendrix/Kerite Cable Introduces DUAL BLOCK Product

Hendrix/Kerite Cable (Marmon Utility LLC) announces its DUAL BLOCK product, providing a dual water blocking capability on Hendrix primary, underground cable.

Midwestern Mfg. HTU-350, HTU-500 Make Pipeline Filling Easier

Midwestern’s HTU-350 and HTU-500 hydrostatic testing units are designed to automatically fill and test pipelines in one step.

Doosan Portable Power Redesigns L20

The newly redesigned L20, a light tower and 20-kilowatt mobile generator combined – providing a single solution for two important oil and gas exploration and jobsite needs – power and light.

Editor's Log

Energy Struggles Present Other Market Benefits

By now, virtually all of us have refilled our gas tanks and felt a certain level of exhilaration as the bill was almost half of what it was a year ago.

Washington Watch

Industry Unhappy With Proposed Pipeline Mapping Data Requirements

The interstate pipeline industry is pushing back hard against a proposal to require companies to submit much broader, more detailed pipeline location information.

Equipment Spotlight

Equipment Spotlight: Pipe & Joint Fusion Equipment

Pipe and joint fusion equipment by McElroy Mfg., Ritmo America, Integrity Fusion Products, GF Piping Systems and IPEX.

Equipment Spotlight: Keyhole Technology

Keyhole technology by Utilicor Technologies, SIMCO Drilling Equipment and Buzzi Unicem USA.

Equipment Spotlight: Mini Excavators

Mini excavators by John Deere, Bobcat Company, Case, Hitachi, Hyundai Construction, Caterpillar, Doosan, Kobelco Construction Machinery USA and Volvo.

Equipment Spotlight: Backhoe Loaders

Backhoe loaders by John Deere, Case, Caterpillar and Volvo.