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Fibre-to-the-Home Brings Compact HDD to the Neighborhood: Next Level Directional Drilling Boring Ontario

Fibre optic cable installation work continues to be a hot topic throughout North America. In Canada, and specifically Ontario, several telcom providers are working diligently to bring fibre to the home and that means compact directional drills are becoming more frequently seen in neighborhoods across the province. The work has created demand for skilled directional […]

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WaterOne Overcomes Tight Working Conditions & Difficult Project Restraints with Pit-Launched HDD

Providing solutions for difficult projects is one of the hallmarks of trenchless technology and the advancement of the trenchless industry.  And sometimes that means looking beyond the familiar and trying something new.  When tasked with figuring out a way to reroute a PVC water line under a major intersection, water utility WaterOne, Lenexa, Kansas, was […]

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Trenchless to the Core! National Grid Combines Core-Keyhole with Mini-Directional Drilling

When it comes to leadership and pushing the boundaries of trenchless technologies, it’s hard to match the impact that the gas industry has on the usage and development of new tools and the acceptance of a variety of trenchless methods.  Gas utilities have been on the forefront of trenchless technology for decades, starting with live […]

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Lemke Equipment, LLC: Iowa Proves Fertile Ground For Compact HDD Contractor

While fiber optic cable installation work appears to be getting ready to ramp up once again, in some places around the United States, like Iowa for example, the work hasn’t ever really stopped.  Several companies across the state have been building out their fiber network for years.  The extensive last mile work has turned Iowa’s […]

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Underground Construction Company, Inc. Doubles Down with Trenchless Tools and Methods to Install Gas Services in Arizona

While it is often assumed that individual methods of trenchless installation tools and technology compete for projects, that’s not always the case.  Many times, on many projects, several pieces of trenchless equipment can be used in harmony with greater results. On a recent gas main and service replacement project, Underground Construction Co Inc..(a Quanta Services […]

HDD Contractor Profile: Calumet City Plumbing

The HDD Edge: Making the Most of Directional Drilling Services Calumet City Plumbing, Calumet City, Illinois, began as a small, family-owned business.  According to president Mike Giglio, the company can trace its roots right back to the family’s kitchen table. He said, “It’s a second generation business.  My father started it.  It was a typical […]