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ADS opens distribution center in Florida
07 March, 2016 USA--Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) announced March 2 it has opened a new distribution center in Panama City Beach, Florida. The Panama City Beach location is the company’s fourth in the state and will increase the local supply of the company’s products and improve customer service.
  • Work starts for Encina sewer improvement project
    USA – The cities of Carlsbad and Vista, California, are replacing a segment of critical infrastructure along Carlsbad’s coastline that conveys up to 33 million gallons a day of wastewater to the Encina Water Pollution Control Facility, Carlsbad City announced.
  • New leader for Vermeer
    USA – Jason Andringa has become Vermeer’s president and CEO. The announcement was first made in August 2014, as part of the company’s family succession planning process.
  • Risky auger bore project delivered
    UK trenchless specialist Perco has installed a 225mm sewer pipe underneath the Fairfield Golf Course off King's Road in Audenshaw to which is 5m deep a new housing development and 9m deep at the outfall located within the golf course. Perco were able to offer 2 techniques in which to install the new 225mm pipe using trenchless techniques. One option was to install the pipe using a 1200mm Pipe jack. This was the more expensive option, but posed little potential risk due the potential obstructions within the ground from the old refuge site.
  • US based Pure Technologies buys Wachs Water
    Pure Technologies Ltd. announced in February that, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Pure Holding Inc., it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Wachs Valve and Hydrant Services, LLC, a privately held company operating as Wachs Water Services. In business for 15 years and headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Wachs Water is a leading provider of flow control maintenance and support, leak detection, and related asset management services to the water sector in the United States. Wachs Water was formed from the E.H. Wachs Company, which was founded in 1883.


Directional drilling
27 September, 2016 Drilling lengths and complexity continues to grow for this useful technique
  • Suction Excavation
    Use of vacuum or suction excavation has been growing apace as its safety and securityhas been increasingly appreciated reports Adrian Greeman
  • Trenchers
    Trenchers large and small still have a place in utility installation and for some specialpurposes like seabed cabling and pipes
  • Utility Detectors
    Software development, cloud computing and mobile phone technology is adding to thecapabilities of utility detection reports Adrian Greeman