The Northeast Trenchless Association (NTA) is hosting a Demo Day on May 10,from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Topsfield Fair Grounds in Topsfield, Mass.

The focus of Demo Day is to show engineers, contractors and road agents livedirectional drilling demonstrations and communicate the value of this uniquetechnology to their projects. Directional drilling and trenchless technologiesare more frequently chosen as an alternative to open cutting on a range ofutility installations in New England.

Demo Day will include displays of rigs typically used on a jobsite. This willgive participants a visual of what a bore site looks like and what each piece ofequipment can achieve. Actual directional drilling will take place to illustratethe low impact of directional drilling on a site.

The Demo Day will be divided into two sessions. Each session will have livedrilling demonstrations, as well as educational sessions. The morning session isfrom 9 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admissionis free.

Educational sessions include: “What Is Directional Drilling and How Do IApply It,” presented by the NTA; “Slurry Applications,” presented by Bariod;“Walk Over Locaters,” presented by Vermeer Northeast; “Pipe & ElectroFusion,” presented by Vari-tech; “Wireline Systems,” presented by DirectionalTechnology and “HDPE Products,” by E.J. Prescott.

NTA was founded in 2004 to establish leadership in the trenchlessconstruction industry in the Northeast. The organization works to promote safetyand integrity within its member companies and to teach others about theindustry. The NTA. membership is made up of 17 general members and 10 associatemembers. Learn more at

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