Flint loses focus in finding lead water service pipes

By Zahra Ahmad zahmad@mlive.com FLINT, MI — The city of Flint’s ban on a cost-effective tool and its method for finding lead water service pipes may mean it could run out of money before all its hazardous pipes are removed.…

OSHA updates National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety

October 3, 2018 Washington — In response to a recent increase in trench-related worker deaths, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety, effective Oct. 1. According to OSHA, 23 construction workers were killed in trench…

Red Deer County rejects hydrovac waste disposal facility

Municipal planning commission voted 4-3 against disposal site proposal Paul Cowley  Oct. 2, 2018 2:00 p.m. A contentious private waste disposal facility was narrowly turned down by Red Deer County’s municipal planning commission on Tuesday. Brandon Hollman proposed building an Alberta…

Cotton Creek Capital Partners with Vecta Environmental Services, LLC

October 01, 2018 14:00 ET | Source: Cotton Creek Capital Management II, LLC AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cotton Creek Capital (“Cotton Creek”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gonzales, Louisiana-based Vecta Environmental Services, LLC (“Vecta”), a leading industrial…

Cansel expands its portfolio of underground asset management locate and pipeline inspection products in Ontario and Alberta

NEWS PROVIDED BY Cansel Oct 01, 2018, 11:30 ET   TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries announced today that it has acquired the precision location business of…

Dozens of Massachusetts excavators fined for Dig Safe violations

By Mary C. Serreze Special to The Republican Massachusetts pipeline safety regulators issued around $275,000 in Dig Safe fines last week, with 79 excavators facing civil penalties. At the top of the list was K. Daponte Construction Corp. of Fall River,…

Paying three times on Trans Mountain. What else would you expect?

Brian Zinchuk / Pipeline News SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 03:10 PM Trans Mountain work photo op Aug 31. Photo By TRANS MOUNSTAIN How do you like paying for the same thing three times? Because that’s what we’re doing, if this Trans Mountain Expansion Project…

Dozens of Massachusetts excavators fined for Dig Safe violations

Updated Sep 18, 8:02 AM; Posted Sep 18, 8:00 AM By Mary C. Serreze –  mserreze@gmail.com Special to The Republican Massachusetts pipeline safety regulators issued around $275,000 in Dig Safe fines last week, with 79 excavators facing civil penalties. At the top of the list…

PP O’Connor buys failed GPL vacuum excavation arm

Manchester-based demolition and civil engineering specialist P. P. O’Connor has bought the vacuum excavation trucks business of failed rival GPL from administrators.   Headquartered in Salford, the Galvac business operates nationally, employing 28 staff. The acquisition provides growing £33m turnover P.P. O’Connor with…

Hydrovac Nation Product Insider!

Short end polly dig tube made by Hydro-Tec! Have you ever started to dig a hole with just your boom because overhead obstructions made it impossible for enough clearance to put your dig tube on? When I first got the…