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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 […]

Compact Directional Drilling Q3 Contracting

Compact Directional Drilling Pulling Its Weight for Q3 Contracting

As part of its system maintenance program in Colorado, Xcel Energy is in the process of replacing a significant portion of its existing underground electrical conductor and conduit. In addition, the utility is also upgrading and replacing existing gas service line infrastructure in Denver and surrounding areas. Minnesota- headquartered Q3 Contracting has been utilizing compact […]

Mini-Directional Drilling Chicago, Illinois

Mini-Directional Drilling Pulls Its Weight At Peoples Energy Chicago, Illinois

Natural gas transmission and distribution companies continue to utilize compact directional drilling and numerous other forms of trenchless technology for large and small-scale projects. On the transmission side, numerous high profile large diameter directional drilling projects have taken place. While these projects command attention and publicity, it’s the smaller scale projects, the day-to-day installations that […]

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Compact Drill Rig Maintenance: Back to the Basics

The compact directional drilling market in North America has exploded over the last several years. With the long anticipated bevy of last mile fiber-to-the-home work finally having an impact and glut of gas, water and sewer service and lateral work going around, the compact directional drill has found many stages to demonstrate its capability. Finding […]