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First Things First

First Things First

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Manufacturers of construction machines and those who use them are rightly concerned that equipment is operated correctly to complete work in a timely manner without accident or injury. Safety is a key element in written guidelines and training for proper equipment operation.

Keeping an Eye on a Sensitive Ecosystem

Keeping an Eye on a Sensitive Ecosystem

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Preserving an ecosystem often tops the list of challenges for many excavation projects. Being aware of nearby wildlife, waterways and plant life is paramount for any contractor looking at an expansion or installation.

Robust New  NUCA Hawaii Chapter Rises from Islands

Robust New NUCA Hawaii Chapter Rises from Islands

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Rising from one of the world’s most remote places — the Hawaiian Islands — a new NUCA Chapter has emerged following weeks of recent groundwork by utility contractors based there. Though still in its formative year, NUCA of Hawaii has already made its mark as one of the state’s strongest, most active and highly regarded groups.

John Deere  Inaugurates Two  New Manufacturing Facilities in Brazil

John Deere Inaugurates Two New Manufacturing Facilities in Brazil

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In February, John Deere’s Construction and Forestry Division marked the completion of two manufacturing facilities in Indaiatuba-SP, Brazil. John Deere will manufacture its industry-leading backhoe loaders and wheel loaders in one location and excavators, in partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery, in the other.

Donation of Brutus HDPTO Utility Vehicles Saves CAN/AM Hockey More Than $10,000

Donation of Brutus HDPTO Utility Vehicles Saves CAN/AM Hockey More Than $10,000

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Donation of Brutus HDPTO Utility Vehicles Saves CAN/AM Hockey More Than $10,000Polaris Industries Inc. and its Newport, N.Y., dealer Moody’s Polaris donated four Brutus HDPTO commercial utility vehicles for the 10th-annual Lake Placid, N.Y., CAN/AM Adult Pond Hockey Tournament held Jan. 24-26. The donation saved the organization more than $10,000 in rental costs.

Trenchless Technology

Trenchless Technology

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Over the past decade, much attention has been given to the current state of our aging underground utility infrastructure network. The estimated overall cost to reinvest in these systems is astronomical. In a recent study, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) concluded that the United States will need to invest nearly $1 trillion over the next 25 years to simply replace deteriorated water pipes.

Staying Strong

Staying Strong

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Since its introduction to North America more than 30 years ago, pipe bursting is still making a tremendous impact on the way sewer, water, gas and storm drain pipe replacement is done. Pneumatic pipe bursting was developed from the concepts found in pneumatic piercing tools and still makes up the largest portion of high production bursting that is done in the United States.

For Rent

For Rent

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As 2014 continues to roll on, so does recovery in the utility construction market. And with the hopes of new work, comes the need for equipment. Luckily, contractors have the option to turn to rental if their fleet is lacking a necessary piece of machinery to get the task at hand done.

Conquering COEXPO

Conquering COEXPO

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After attending the NUCA 2014 Convention, head on over to the Las Vegas Convention Center for CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 4-8. Every three years, the massive trade show ascends upon Sin City to highlight the latest and greatest products and technologies the construction industry has to offer.