LTL using a Grundoram pipe ramming machine.

Ramming in the Great White North: LTL Directional Drilling Conquers Cold Weather & Collapsed Culverts

Culvert replacement can be a tricky proposition.  The existing culvert is usually in bad shape to begin with.  Add in weather, remote location and difficult site access and now you have the makings of a project that only a few contractors can tackle successfully.  LTL Directional Drilling, a division of LTL Group, Ontario, Canada, is […]

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Pipe Ramming Texas Style: Pumpco, Inc. Defeats Tough Soils in the Lone Star State

With several large natural gas transmission pipeline projects underway, industry leading pipeline construction contractor Pumpco, Inc., Giddings, TX, has been busy installing gas pipeline throughout the United States.  The multi-facetted pipe contractor is well versed in a wide range of pipeline installation methods.  On a recent section of pipe in Southern Texas, near Big Bend […]

BT crews used a Grundram Pipe ramming machine.

Pipe Ramming Proves Golden for HDD Project in Colorado: BTrenchless Beats the Bedrock

Pipe ramming and horizontal directional drilling may seem like an odd combination, but many times you can find the two trenchless methods on the same project, often being used in a most complimentary manner.  Over the years, the two methods have teamed up on countless pipeline installation projects for many different industries.  Recently pipe ramming […]

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Home Town Team! Hurst Excavating Completes “Hall of Fame” Burst

The city of Knoxville, Tenn., is somewhat of a sports mecca.  In addition to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is also home to the Knoxville Bears SPHL professional hockey team, the Knoxville Knight Hawks indoor football team and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, located in downtown Knoxville on Hall of Fame Drive.  There […]

LTL using a Grundoram pipe ramming machine.

Committed to Being the Best: AGI Construction Reaches High Levels of Piercing Tool Productivity

AGI Construction, Smithfield, RI, is one of the premier underground utility contractors in the northeastern United States. For over 25 years the construction company has provided a comprehensive range of contracting services for natural gas, telecommunications, and electric underground utility installations. With almost 200 skilled employees, the Rhode Island-based company’s service area includes all of […]

Mastec using a Grundomat piercing tool.

Piercing Tool Power! MasTec Achieves High Production Through Horizontal Boring

The pace of upgrading fiber networks in Florida and around the United States continues to pick up pace as large media companies push to offer faster and faster service.  One major service provide, for example, has invested nearly $900 million in their Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County wireless and wired networks from 2013 to […]