A new company has emerged to service the HDD industry with an emphasis on downhole consumables. “Right Turn Supply was created to find and deliver the best products in the market, giving our customers the greatest chance at success,” says Patrick Robinson, co-owner of Right Turn Supply. Robinson and partners, Jon Heinen and Tim Hutton, have been involved in the HDD industry for nearly a decade.
Caterpillar and Ditch Witch kicked off a special week at the White House focusing on American manufacturing with two of the largest examples of “Made in America” goods the country has to offer.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of David Marston as Product Support Sales Manager. Marston will manage product support sales operations for all locations in Kirby-Smith’s territory, and be responsible for growing revenues from support related activities. He will also be responsible for partnering with industry suppliers and engaging Kirby-Smith’s customer base to identify needs and ensure customer satisfaction.
Union, Illinois -based Specialty Utility Contractor Accelerates Growth with New Investment Partner
Specialty utility contractor, INTREN, has announced that One Equity Partners (OEP) has become a minority investor in the company. OEP is a middle market private equity firm focused on specialty contracting, industrial, healthcare, and technology markets worldwide.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, has hired five new salesmen to offer more comprehensive sales coverage for its customer base in North and West Texas. Kirby-Smith’s Vice President of Sales, Del Keffer believes the hires will ensure that Kirby-Smith can better partner with customers to provide a one-of-a-kind business relationship. “At Kirby-Smith, we believe it is our responsibility to be in the trenches with customers every day, and we will do what it takes for them to be successful. Our continued investment and the growth of our sales team in Texas puts us in the best possible position to effectively serve them.”
irby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has announced the hiring of Tim Yauilla as Operations Manager for the equipment distributor’s Kansas City location, which will open in mid-summer 2017. Yauilla will be responsible for Kansas City’s branch operations, including parts, service, sales and rental operations oversight.
Primoris Services Corp. recently acquired the assets of Dade City, Florida-based Florida Gas Contractors, a utility contractor specializing in underground natural gas infrastructure.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading equipment distributor and Manitowoc Certified Elite Dealer has announced the hiring of Rickey Bailey as Vice President, Crane Division. Bailey will be responsible for the strategy and oversight of Kirby-Smith’s crane operations, replacing the recently retired Ben Graham who had led the company’s Crane Division for over 16 years.
Takeuchi-US, a global innovation leader in compact equipment, has added Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. to its dealer network, serving construction, paving, mining, pipeline, aggregate and industrial customers in Oklahoma and Texas.
His experience and track record will be keys for Hunting’s global reach.
As part of a continued commitment to reinforce its global presence and serve its international customers, Hunting Trenchless has named Jimmy Foshee as its International Sales Manager. Foshee comes to Hunting with 25 years experience in HDD equipment manufacturing and parts and service development, as well as more than 10 years in the oil & gas and water well manufacturing sector.
Ring-O-Matic’s full product line of vacuum excavators, vacuum units and pit cleaners are now available from 22 more locations through six of the construction industry’s premier equipment dealerships.
Vacuworx Global has promoted Brian Hall to International Product Manager with responsibility for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He remains the authorized Safety Trainer for Vacuworx, providing product and application training around the world as needed.
JPS Executive, Kelly Tomblin, Named CEO
INTREN announced that Loretta Rosenmayer, founder and CEO, will become Chairwoman of the Board of INTREN and a new CEO will take the reins on daily leadership. Founding the company in 1988, Rosenmayer has continued to lead a steady course to what has become one of the nation’s leading utility contractors. Kelly Tomblin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd., will become the new CEO of INTREN effective July 10, 2017.
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DCA welcomes five new Contractor and Associate Members for March/April 2017.
Oklahoma City, OK, May 10, 2017- Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a leading Komatsu distributor, recently promoted Jason Rogers to Service Manager, Pipeline Services. He was promoted from his previous role as Product Service Manager in Tulsa.
Norris H. Anders, of Marlton, New Jersey and Naples, Florida, previously of East Norriton, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly on April 9, 2017, at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Arlene (nee Dunigan) for 63 years. Loving father of Audrey A. Azevedo (Joseph) and the late Dale E. Anders (Wendy). Dear brother of Merrill Anders (Phyliss). Caring grandfather of 4 and great grandfather of 6.
Micro Trenching is one of the installation methods being utilized by contractors to bring fiber networks to consumers. Micro Trenching is an installation method in which a narrow and relatively shallow trench is cut, usually on an asphalt roadway. Trench dimensions can range from .75 to 2.24 inches wide and 8 to 16 inches deep. While cutting, a vacuum system connected to the cutter wheel cleanly diverts and transports debris away from the worksite. Once the conduit is laid, the trench is backfilled with a grout compound.
Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., has completed its acquisition of Joy Global, a worldwide leader in mining solutions. Joy Global will retain its headquarters in Milwaukee and be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp., operating as a subsidiary of Komatsu. The company will continue to promote and invest in the P&H, Joy and Montabert product brands. The transaction was valued at approximately $3.7 billion, including Joy Global’s outstanding indebtedness.
In the past seven months, INTREN has documented seven departments who have reached one year without any significant safety or operational incidents, a rare milestone within the energy industry.
Vermeer has created a partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) — Iowa’s largest two-year college serving more than 75,000 students — to certify the Vermeer HDD CircuitSM training program. Individuals who complete the two-week, instructor-led program will be classified as a certified horizontal directional drill (HDD) operator.
CASE introduces the all-new CX750D, the largest and most powerful machine in the full size excavator line. Operating at a best-in-class 512 horsepower, the CX750D is available in standard and “mass excavation” configurations. The mass excavation configuration features a shorter boom and arm that allow for greater breakout forces and faster cycle times, and is capable of handling larger buckets for added capacity.
Heavy equipment OEM will once again provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure
New design for butt fusing ½" CTS to 1" IPS pipes
The McElroy Acrobat — a hydraulic butt fusion machine originally designed for the plumbing and mechanical industry — is now available for the underground/construction market.
McLaughlin recently introduced its Steerable Rock System (SRS), the auger boring market’s first steerable head designed to navigate not only solid rock but difficult fractured rock conditions as well. Engineered to operate in rock up to 25,000 psi, the SRS allows operators to maneuver auger boring machines even in the toughest ground conditions for an on-grade bore.