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Auger Boring School Set for May 2014

NUCA of the Carolinas and Leo Barbera/Horizontal Holes Mfg. will hold its second Auger Boring School, May 4-9. The school will take place at United Rentals Trench Safety in Greensboro, N.C.

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NUCA of the Carolinas Holds Auger Boring School

NUCA of the Carolinas held an Auger Boring School May 13-17 in Aberdeen, N.C. The chapter partnered with Leo Barbera of Horizontal Equipment Co. to facilitate the training. Students traveled from North Carolina, Texas, Minnesota and South Dakota to attend the school.

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Boring Bits

Two adjectives — “new” and “tried-and-true” — are not often found in the same sentence. When the subject is auger boring, however, they both apply. The old and familiar auger bore boasts higher-tech features that make it a 21st-century mainstay in the construction industry.

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Vacuum Excavators Help Expose Hidden Utilities and Avoid Damage

Before breaking ground on a new project, it’s important to know what buried utilities are hiding underground. Services such as One-Call are a great starting point at identifying a utility’s location, but they are not foolproof. Vacuum excavators, on the other hand, can be essential to your fleet, helping to expose utilities so you don’t cause serious and costly damage.

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Hands-On Training

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.Employees of McLaughlin Group Inc., a leading manufacturer of trenchless construction equipment, gave the students a demonstration in identifying and marking underground utilities, vacuum excavation and the use of pneumatic boring tools.

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