In the March 2015 Issue
NUCA Celebrates 50 Years at Its 2015 Convention in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Since 1964, the association has been helping CEOs, owners, presidents, senior executives, safety directors, estimators and managers run their businesses better. This year’s Convention, held March 24-26, is designed to enhance your company with fantastic training and educational sessions, as well as plenty of networking opportunities. Read more
Every project calls for a unique set of requirements: Its own deadline, labor demands and, of course, equipment. When a project on the to-do list needs a machine that’s lacking in a crew’s fleet, rental is a great option to keep the work going.
HDD Manufacturers Focus on Key Features for Attracting and Retaining Operators
Mark Sonnenberg has seen it more and more out of his Vermeer Great Plains dealership: Operator comfort in horizontal directional drills (HDD) is increasingly important to the people making purchasing decisions.
Mud Recycling Reduces Hassles, Retains Profits for Utility Contractors
When utility contractors talk about their biggest horizontal directional drilling (HDD) pain points, disposing drilling mud — water and various drilling fluids that make HDD possible — is usually near the top of the list.
Trenchless Pipe Relining Continues to Thrive
The trenchless pipe relining market has come a long way since it was first used to mend a section of a London sewer back in 1971. Read more
Hydroexcavation Specialization Spells Success for Minnesota Contractor
Mike and Heather Morehouse may have taken a narrow view of the market when they founded Davids Hydro Vac in 2009 in White Bear Lake, Minn., but their disciplined focus on providing hydroexcavation and vacuuming services has resulted in a broad range of customers and a successful, fast-growing business. Read more
Innovative Funding Strategy Gains Momentum
A relatively new and innovative infrastructure funding proposal has been quickly gaining steam over the last several months. This new idea could provide Congress with a way to pay for a large, bipartisan infrastructure investment package. Read more
Welding and Cutting Operations Are Necessary, But Dangerous
Safe welding and cutting operations are necessary for most utility construction companies. However, the hazards associated with welding and cutting are often unknown to the welder or overlooked due to the lack of proper training. Read more