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Pennsylvania American Water agrees to acquire Towamencin’s sewer assets for $104 million

(UI) — Pennsylvania American Water has entered an agreement to purchase all the assets related to the wastewater system of the Towamencin Municipal Authority, the company said on March 24.

Aries Industries expands central US market reach with new multi-location dealer

(UI) — Aries Industries, the industry leader in state-of-the-art equipment for inspection and maintenance of underground infrastructure, has strengthened its central U.S. market reach with the addition of a multi-location dealer serving four states.

Gradiant acquires water and wastewater management company MPES

(UI) — Gradiant, a global solutions provider for advanced water and wastewater treatment, has announced that it has acquired Muscat Projects & Engineering Services (MPES), a leading full-service water and wastewater management company in Oman.

Washington Water Service finalizes acquisition of Bethel Greenacres Water Association

(UI) — Following approval by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC) in February 2023, Washington Water Service—a subsidiary of California Water Service Group—has closed the acquisition of Bethel Greenacres Water Association’s water system assets.

Ziply to acquire fiber optic network provider in Washington, Idaho

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Liberty Lake, WA, Ptera serves more than 4,000 customers in the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Otis Orchards and more. All Ptera employees will join the Ziply Fiber team as part of the acquisition.

RodRadar signs $1.4 million deal with Sitech Tejas

(UI) — RodRadar, developers of groundbreaking imaging technology for detecting underground utility infrastructure during excavation, has entered into a $1.4 million agreement with SITECH Tejas, a HOLT company. The deal will see the North American dealer add RodRadar’s debut product, LDR Excavate, to its portfolio of heavy civil construction solutions.

HammerHead opens new CIPP Order Fulfillment Center in Florida

(UI) — A new HammerHead Trenchless Order Fulfillment Center (OFC) located in West Melbourne, Florida, is now fully operational. Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) installers throughout the Southeast United States are receiving their orders for consumables faster.

United Rentals surpasses 335,000 telematics-enabled assets

The equipment includes aerial work platforms, earthmoving equipment, generators, all-electric trucks, compressors, e-dumpsters, light towers and more.

Primoris Services appoints new President of Utilities segment

Colt Moedl has over twenty years of experience in the utility construction industry, during which he has overseen the delivery of large-scale projects for prominent power delivery and energy infrastructure entities across the United States.

Shawcor acquires stormwater products provider to expand stormwater management solutions

Shawcor Ltd. has acquired the assets of Triton Stormwater Solutions, a privately owned provider of highly engineered, lightweight, composite materials-based underground infiltration chamber products, used primarily within stormwater management solutions.

Steve Gearhart retires from Vortex Companies Division, CIPP Corp.

(UI) — CIPP Corp., a Vortex Company, has announced the retirement of Steve Gearhart, a founding partner of CIPP Corp. Vortex veteran and Regional Vice President-Services, Connor Collier, has been named vice president of CIPP Corp. and will lead the company in its next evolution of growth.

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Seven months after a fire damaged a significant section of the new Huntersville, N.C. production facility, it was fully operational again, with an expanded product range and capabilities to better support installers in the trenchless rehabilitation of sewer, water, stormwater and industrial pipelines.

USG becomes independent company to provide water asset management and rehabilitation services

USG’s offerings include maintenance services for water storage tanks, pipe networks, and concrete structures in water and wastewater plants.

Boyne Capital acquires McKee Utility Contractors to expand utility infrastructure portfolio

Boyne Capital has partnered with management in acquiring McKee Utility Contractors, a water and sewer infrastructure services platform providing pipeline installation, replacement, tunneling, and boring for water, wastewater, and stormwater utility customers.

Northwest Pipe Company unanimously elects Irma Lockridge to its board of directors

(UI) — Northwest Pipe Co., a leading manufacturer of water-related infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Irma Lockridge to the company’s Board of Directors, effective February 22, 2023. Lockridge’s background includes senior-level roles with predominantly Fortune 100 and 500 organizations, and she currently holds the position of chief people officer at CoorsTek, a global leader in technical ceramics.

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation, Inliner, Murphy Pipeline form leading water infrastructure solutions provider

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, PURIS operates throughout North America and provides innovative, high-quality solutions to the sanitary, storm, and potable water markets.

CNH Industrial, Tobroco-Giant partner to distribute new sub-compact wheel loader models

The agreement will see Tobroco-Giant’s compact and sub-compact wheel loaders distributed under CNH Industrial’s CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction brands in North America.

DCA President Kevin Parker Puts His Passion into Processes

(UI) — While management systems and operator qualification programs might seem like dull fare from a distance, these processes have proven essential to improving the safety, quality and consistency of construction projects. Parker’s passion and decades of experience at Mears made perfect timing for his term as president of the Distribution Contractors Association, whose safety management system template and operator qualification integrity process ranked among DCA’s top priorities in 2022.

James B. Stallings, Jr. to resign from UGI Corporation’s Board of Directors

Mr. Stallings remarked, “It has been a pleasure to serve on the UGI Board. I have appreciated the dedication and collegiality of my fellow directors and the opportunity to contribute to UGI’s success.”

Point Broadband receives major investment to bring fiber optic networks to rural communities

Point Broadband Fiber Holding will receive a significant growth investment from funds affiliated with Berkshire Partners, a leading private investment firm with deep experience in digital infrastructure.

SAERTEX multiCom reopens North Carolina production facility after 2022 fire

This modernized facility provides high quality fiber glass reinforced CIPP liners with reduced lead times, supporting installers in achieving their goals in the trenchless rehabilitation of sewers, rain, storm water and supply pipelines.

USIC names Richard Batelaan as new chief operating officer

(UI) — USIC, the leader in underground infrastructure damage prevention, has announced the appointment of Richard Batelaan as chief operating officer. Batelaan will report directly to president and CEO Mike Ryan and will lead the company’s operations, which span 48 states with a field workforce including over 10,000 locate technicians.

Jackson, Mississippi appoints new Public Works Director to improve troubled water system

City Engineer Robert Lee was named interim director of the Jackson Public Works Department Friday as Jackson begins a nationwide search to find a permanent candidate to fill the position.

BHI Acquisition allows United Utility to form one of U.S. largest transmission/distribution power providers

BHI represents United Utility’s fifth strategic acquisition, all of which have been negotiated on a bi-lateral basis. This transaction further demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing its breadth of services and capabilities to best serve its growing list of key electric utility customers.

Winners of the Underground Construction Awards Honored at UCT

(UI) – Innovative organizations and individuals spanning the diverse underground construction industry were honored Wednesday night when winners of the inaugural Underground Construction Awards were announced during the Underground Construction Technology International Conference and Exhibition (UCT) in Orlando, Fla.

KÖBERL Group acquires pipeline cleaning and wastewater technology specialists

The goal of the KÖBERL Group is the establishment of a leading full-spectrum provider in building technology and building management in Germany.

KCI Technologies acquires Virginia-based telecommunications company

KCI Technologies has acquired National Telecom Design. The acquisition extends KCI’s presence in the telecommunications industry, growing KCI’s engineering, backbone and lateral fiber design, relocation and inspection capabilities for communications clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Titan Machinery expands CASE Construction Equipment’s footprint with Pioneer Farm Equipment acquisition

(UI) — Construction and farm equipment heavyweight Titan Machinery has strengthened and unified the positions of CASE Construction Equipment throughout the upper Midwest and western United States with the acquisition of Pioneer Farm Equipment Co.

Volvo Construction Equipment announces changes to executive management team

(UI) — In finance, Klara Eiritz has been appointed head of finance to drive all accounting and financial planning-related matters within Volvo Construction Equipment. Philippe Henriette has been appointed head of strategy and business development.