American Pipeline Supplies amplifies role in trenchless technology sector with strategic partnership

The milestone marks a continued commitment by APS to amplify their role as a leader in the trenchless pipe repair & Cured-in-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining industry.

NV5 awarded engineering contract for water, sewer services in San Joaquin County

NV5 was selected for a three-year, $2 million engineering plan review contract by the Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD). MHCSD is a special district in San Joaquin County, California that provides services including flood control, water and sewer services for the community.

Missouri American Water to invest $8.4 million in water system upgrades with Ironton acquisiton

The company has committed to investing $8.4 million over the next 10 years to upgrade Ironton’s water and wastewater systems to achieve regulatory compliance and improve reliability and water quality.

Foley Products acquires Florida underground infrastructure manufacturer Coastal Precast

With this acquisition, Foley will be able to offer a full range of pipe and precast products in the Southwest Florida market.

CASE Construction Equipment dealer expands along Gulf Coast

Lee Tractor will sell and service the full lineup of CASE heavy, compact and subcompact equipment and attachments.

Fort Point Capital invests in sewer rehabilitation company Visu-Sewer

Headquartered in Pewaukee, WI, Visu-Sewer has served municipalities and commercial customers for 50 years with a comprehensive range of rehabilitation and maintenance services.

MDU Resources to expand electric, natural gas utilities, pipeline businesses with $2.8 billion investment

MDU Resources intends to become a pure-play regulated energy delivery business consisting of electric and natural gas utilities and a natural gas pipeline business.

NV5 Global to support New Jersey utility projects with $17 million contracts

NV5 will deliver engineering services for a variety of critical areas, including metering and regulation (M&R) station upgrades, gas transmission main replacements involving trenchless technologies, gas facility structural support solutions, and feasibility route studies.

Pennsylvania American Water purchases Butler Area Sewer Authority for $230 million

Upon taking ownership, Pennsylvania American Water will make necessary collection system upgrades to improve the wastewater system, which are expected to total more than $75 million.

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Vacuworx celebrates 25th anniversary; Grundfos celebrates the 50th anniversary of its U.S. operations; 120Water selected to manage the data and submittal of Georgia’s lead service line (LSL) inventories; and more!

CASE Construction Equipment welcomes new addition to North American dealer network

CASE Power & Equipment of Pennsylvania will initially service the Pittsburgh, Pa., area through two strategically planned locations in Cranberry Township and Delmont, with plans to expand to Central Pennsylvania.

Indiana American Water to gain 8,000 water customers with Silver Creek Water acquisition

As one of the fastest growing utilities in the U.S., American Water expects to invest $30 to $34 billion in infrastructure repairs and replacement, system resiliency and regulated acquisitions over the next 10 years.

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Asset management: Working with Duke’s ‘like having a crystal ball’

(UI) — When optimizing sewer and wastewater treatment systems, it can be overwhelming to look at more than 100 miles of sewer pipe funneling heavy flow during a rain event and wonder where that excess flow is coming from.

Prysmian secures $955 million deal for one of the largest transmission infrastructure projects in U.S.

Under the terms of the agreement, Prysmian Group will be responsible for the design, manufacture, construction, installation, and commissioning of Clean Path New York’s HVDC (high-voltage direct current) 400 KV single core cable system with XLPE insulation.

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company to acquire Horizon Telecom for $385 million

Horizon’s unique 7,200 route-mile fiber network is the largest and most dense network across its footprint with over 9,000 on-net locations.

JCB to build new factory for underground construction equipment in San Antonio, Texas

The new facility will manufacture machines largely for customers in North America, the world’s biggest market for construction equipment.

Aries Industries strengthens U.S. underground infrastructure market reach with new dealership

The addition of Faris Machinery furthers the rapid growth of the Aries Industries dealer network, which has added over 14 dealers in North America, since 2019.

NW Natural Water expands Arizona presence with Rose Valley Water acquisition

With this transaction, NW Natural Water serves more than 164,000 people through approximately 66,000 connections across five states.

Aquarion Water Company completes first full privatization of municipal sewer system in Connecticut

(UI) — Aquarion Water Company has announced that the company has closed on the purchase of the Town of New Hartford's municipal water and wastewater treatment systems. The $8 million acquisition marks Connecticut's first full privatization of a municipal wastewater system.

Essential Utilities to invest $10 million in Pennsylvania water system with $18 million acquisition

The system consists of 40 miles of main line in Greenville, Hempfield Township and West Salem Township with nearly 3,000 service connections.

Foley Products acquires underground stormwater storage technology patents

(UI) — Foley Products Company LLC and Pre-Con Products have agreed to assign all the patents and trademarks for StormPrism, an underground stormwater storage solution, to Foley in the United States and Canada.

West Virginia American Water completes $27 million acquisition of Jefferson Utilities

(UI) — West Virginia American Water has completed the acquisition of Jefferson Utilities, including the assets of Jefferson Utilities, Inc., Valley Water and Sewer Services, Shenandoah Junction Public Sewer and East Jefferson Sewer Services for $27 million.

New Jersey American Water acquires Somerville sewer system, commits $9.5 million to upgrades

(UI) — New Jersey American Water has completed its acquisition of the Borough of Somerville, N.J.'s wastewater collection system for $7 million and has committed to invest $9.5 million in sewer system improvements in the next ten years.

Schnabel Engineering acquires tunnel expert JCK Underground

(UI) – Schnabel Engineering, a leading provider of tunnel, dam, geotechnical, and infrastructure engineering, has announced its acquisition of JCK Underground, an industry recognized leader in tunnel engineering.

Chesapeake Utilities expands natural gas business with $923 million Florida City Gas acquisition

With the addition of FCG, Chesapeake Utilities' overall natural gas distribution presence in Florida will include an approved regulated rate base of $941 million, serving more than 211,000 customers through nearly 7,000 miles of natural gas distribution company pipeline.

Ditch Witch of Houston acquired by Ditch Witch of South Texas

(UI) — Ditch Witch of South Texas, a portfolio company of Bluestem Equity, LLC., today, announced that it finalized a strategic investment, purchasing Houston based, Ditch Witch of Houston. This strategic move solidifies Bluestem Equity's commitment to expanding its portfolio and enhancing its presence in the construction and infrastructure markets.

Business News

Vermeer's 75th anniversary marks a glimpse into the future; Volvo CE to launch a new compact business unit; NAXSA and industry groups formalize alliance with OSHA; Ace Energy Infrastructure sets a record with intersect pipeline installation; and more exciting business updates!

McElroy awarded prestigious safety award from Oklahoma Safety Council

The Pinnacle of Safety Award is given to companies that achieve the highest levels of excellence in safety and health. Companies are judged on management commitment, safety culture, and safety performance in the areas of safety and health.

Volvo CE strengthens executive management team with three senior appointments

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has announced several changes to its Executive Management Team (EMT) with three senior appointments designed to strengthen its global leadership and transformation journey.