ECHO Utility Engineering and Surveying focuses on a specific aspect of Utility Engineering: Subsurface Utility Engineering. Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) refers to a branch of engineering that involves managing certain risks associated with utility mapping at appropriate quality levels, utility coordination, utility relocation design and coordination, utility condition assessment, communication of utility data to concerned parties, utility relocation cost estimates, implementation of utility accommodation policies, and utility design. ECHO purchased a Vac-Tron AIR 373 SDT vacuum excavator in 2017 and shared the benefits this unit has created for the company.
Willbros Group, Inc. (OTC:WGRP) (“Company”) announced today that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Primoris Services Corporation (NASDAQ:PRIM) (“Primoris”). Primoris is one of the largest publicly traded specialty construction and infrastructure companies in the United States.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., the fastest growing heavy equipment distributor in the Southwest, has announced the hiring of Dan Thompson and Homero Gonzalez to its Governmental Sales Team in Texas. Thompson will focus on governmental markets in northeast Texas, while Gonzalez will be responsible for the western part of the state. The hires are part of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s five-year strategic growth plan that also calls for doubling the number of service technicians in the 10-branch locations in Oklahoma, North Texas, West Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
As part of a continued commitment to provide incomparable service to its dealers and customers, Hunting Trenchless is proud to add Brent Dennis to its respected team of regional sales representatives. Dennis comes to Hunting with 14 years experience serving the needs of global distribution networks in both the mining and construction industries. Most recently he served as construction product sales manager for Hensley Industries, a subsidiary of Komatsu.
EquipmentWatch awarded the CASE “CX700 Series” excavators with the Lowest Cost of Ownership award in the Large Excavator category as part of its inaugural Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards, announced at Traction 2017.
LORETTA ROSENMAYER NAMED EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR® IN THE ENERGY, CLEANTECH AND NATURAL RESOURCES CATEGORY
Loretta Rosenmayer, Chairwoman of the Board for INTREN, has received one of the industry’s highest honors, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® award in the Energy, Cleantech and Natural Resources category. The award was presented November 18th at the Entrepreneur of the Year® US national gala held in Palm Springs, California.
Michels Canada received the inaugural CEPA Foundation Safety Award for its advancements in safety on transmission pipeline construction projects.
Keith Garvey Former JPS VP to Lead East Coast Business Development
National utility and specialty contractor, INTREN, today announced the appointment of Keith Garvey as the company's Regional Vice President of Business Development, East Coast, effective immediately. He will be reporting to Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions, Matthew Turk.
Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced the promotion of Gary Boyd to service manager in Dallas. Boyd, who joined the company in 2009, will manage the branch service operations for Kirby-Smith Machinery’s Dallas facility. He was promoted from his role as product service manager. Boyd brings more than 40 years of heavy equipment service experience to the position, including previous experience as a branch service manager in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
PipeLine Machinery International (PLM) announces the newest custom equipment solution to the pipeline industry - PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16 by PRINOTH. Offering the highest speed combined with the highest payload in it’s class, the PANTHER T14R and PANTHER T16 carriers set new standards in productivity and mobility.
Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, CASE Construction Equipment’s all-new SiteControl CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems.
Doors are open at the new RDO Equipment Co. store in Riverside. On Wednesday, September 13, the team proudly opened the store to celebrate its Grand Opening, an event that included a ribbon cutting, store tours, and lunch.
Debut of New Brand Reflecting Expanded Wireless Engineering and Construction Services to Coincide with Company's Attendance at Mobile World Congress Americas
SHEBOYGAN, WI--(Marketwired) - Gabe's Construction
, a leading service provider to the pipeline, telecommunications, utility and DAS industry sectors, today announces the launch of Gabe's Wireless Solutions. The new division reflects the company's expanded wireless engineering and construction services and corporate vision, as well as its increased focus on providing end-to-end solutions for indoor and outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems, small cells and venue-based wireless networks.
Vac-Tron Equipment hosted a Red Carpet event to celebrate their 6,000th unit being built, along with their Low Profile trailer mounted industrial vacuum unit debuting in Logan Lucky, a new hit comedy. The event was held in the Villages, FL where Vac-Tron hosted the screening and was a chance for its employees and their families to celebrate this monumental event. Also in attendance was Vac-Tron’s customer Echo Utility Engineering and Surveying, who recently purchased the 6,000th unit, along with Vac-Tron’s dealer, Vermeer Southeast.
PEORIA, Ill. — Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced its board of directors has elected Kelly Ayotte as a member effective immediately. Ayotte, 49, is a former U.S. senator representing New Hampshire (2011-2017). She served as New Hampshire’s first female attorney general (2004-2009) and, prior to that, she was deputy attorney general and chief of the Homicide Prosecution Unit in New Hampshire.
McLaughlin revealed a new line of underground utility locators. The Vision locators combine proven McLaughlin technologies to ensure accuracy with new features to help contractors find underground utilities more efficiently.
Subsite Electronics, a Charles Machine Works Company, has acquired the assets of R.S. Technical Services Inc. (RST), an innovator in the design and manufacture of closed-circuit television remote inspection and monitoring cameras. The deal adds proven camera inspection capabilities to Subsite’s robust line of “Underground Awareness” solutions.
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.