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Utility Locator Market will be worth a staggering $9.07 billion

According to Publisher, the Global Utility Locator Market is accounted for $5.19 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $9.07 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 6.4% from 2017 to 2026. Some of the key factors fueling the market include concern for safety and protection of underground utilities, high demand for real-time …

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Video – Badger Daylighting: Helping Veterans Succeed

Badger Daylighting is a proud supporter of our military. They know the hard work and long hours our servicemen and women provide to our country. As a leader in the field of non-destructive hydro-excavation services, Badger is on a “search & employ” mission. They’re looking for men and women who have left the military and are …

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Pipeline Safety Update Issue No. 151 – July 19, 2019

Updated PHMSA Rulemakings Chart. The chart below shows the status of PHMSA’s pending pipeline safety rulemakings as reflected in (1) DOT’s June Significant Rulemaking Report, (2) PHMSA’s status Chart of legislatively mandated actions, and (3) the Office of Management & Budget’s (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory …

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PSC investigates nearly 1,000 damages to gas pipelines in last year

In an effort to reduce damages to gas pipelines around the state, the Kentucky Public Service Commission is using enforcement and education to reduce incidents. The PSC assumed responsibility for enforcing the state’s call-before-you-dig statute on July 14, 2018. The statute relates to natural gas or hazardous liquid lines. Since then, the PSC has received …

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No-Dig Florence releases preliminary program

Taking place in Florence, Italy from 30 September to 2 October 2019 the ISTT’s 37thAnnual International No-Dig Conference and Exhibition, hosted by the Italian Association of Trenchless Technology, will focus on trenchless technologies in Italy and the rest of the world. The four-stream program comprises technical sessions, short courses and industry sessions…read more.

Viasat Wins $49M Verdict Over Fiber Optic Technology

A Southern California jury on Wednesday gave Viasat Inc. every dollar of the $49 million it was seeking in contract claims against Acacia Communications Inc. But it delivered a mixed bag on Viasat’s trade secrets claims following a monthlong trial in northern San Diego County. Superior Court jurors found that Acacia willfully and maliciously misappropriated …

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