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Pipe Cleaning
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Ten years ago, Spartan Tool nearly burned to the ground.It was an accidental fire that happened overnight, and by morning, 250,000 sq ft of the company’s manufacturing facility was destroyed. “It was a major challenge to satisfy customer needs in both the short- and the medium-term while we struggled and raced to get back into business,” said Spartan Tool president Tom Pranka.

Directional Drilling
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Every workday morning, five Global Underground Solutions horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crews are busy installing underground utilities for a broad range of clients. Based in Chesapeake, Va., Global Underground Solutions serves electrical and telecommunications service providers, water and sewer companies and general contractors in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina.

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Based on the Golden Rule of treating others the way that you want to be treated, AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Company has grown into a company with annual sales of more than $1 billion.Within that business are five sales divisions, three of which manufacture pipe that are used in trenchless applications from water and sewer systems to gas and oil pipelines. AMERICAN’s Ductile Iron Pipe, SpiralWeld Pipe and Steel Pipe divisions serve those needs.

Business/People
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Engineers are a distinctive, creative and somewhat mysterious group — who are they really? The comic strip character Dilbert comes to mind when I try to describe the stereotypical engineer. Not really fair to the profession! But in the real-world, these individuals are critical to all construction projects — they are incredibly smart, problem-solving, solution-oriented people who seemingly can untangle any tangled knot they come across.

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TT Technologies has literally grown up with the trenchless technology industry, coming into being before the term “trenchless” became synonymous with the rehabilitation of underground infrastructure that it is today.This Aurora, Ill.-based business is one of a handful of companies that drew its first breaths at the onset of the trenchless technology revolution…

Features John Milligan Sahara Desert
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John Milligan sets goals and challenges that push him to be a stronger person and to live life without regret — a credo he encourages others to follow as they navigate through their lives.

Applications Kim Staheli
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The cliché “bigger is better” has been drilled into our brains.Over the years, marketing gurus have become genius at burning ideas into our psyches that we need a bigger car, a bigger TV, a bigger house — a bigger piece of the proverbial pie to get ahead.But in the world of technology, it’s a total opposite dynamic: Everything that is cutting-edge and innovative is getting smaller, such as cameras, phones and computers.

Pipe Relining Insituform Intracoastal Waterway Rehab
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Forty years ago, the rehabilitation of an egg-shaped sewer was successfully completed in the London Borough of Hackney.

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Figuring out what a project costs is more than just slapping down a number that represents your best guess. It is a much more intricate and precise processthat is critical to keeping a business running and, yes, even making a small profit.

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Today, diversification can be a double-edged sword. Spread yourself too thin,and it’s a slippery slope…

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