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.

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.

Construction Industry Pledges to Hire More Than 100,000 Veterans

Construction Industry Pledges to Hire More Than 100,000 Veterans

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During the Feb. 10 “A National Symposium: Veterans’ Employment in Construction,” hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor and Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez celebrated a broad coalition of construction employers and associations that have collectively pledged to hire 100,000 veterans over the next five years.

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.