McLaughlin Group Inc

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McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  February 27

We know the CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show is huge and overwhelming. Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. To help, we put together a list of why you can’t miss the McLaughlin booth this year. “Locate” utilities right in the McLaughlin booth. And while you’re at it, learn about the new line of Vision locators from McLaughlin — they combine...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  February 6

With a nickname like “Silicon Hills,” it’s no surprise that the fiber market in Austin, Texas, is thriving. Gearing up for a fiber install project in Austin often means navigating a puzzle of difficult ground conditions, the section of rock tooling and an underground crowded with existing utilities. These factors have caused project engineers to...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  January 17

Pneumatic piercing tools offer an alternative trenchless method for utility installations Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) has quickly become the preferred method of the underground construction industry. Travis Fields, owner of the Mole Inc., isn’t afraid to say his favorite project doesn’t utilize HDD at all. Instead, it was when he...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  January 9

Precautionary steps necessary for precise, safe locating With the growing utility demands of today’s world comes an ever-expanding network of infrastructure pathways necessary to support these services. Everything from sewer and water to natural gas and telecommunications requires a method of transport to supply homes and businesses with these...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  December 15, 2016

With looming deadline, customer calls on McLaughlin It’s 4 p.m. on a Friday, and a crew from 32 Underground is looking at a busy weekend ahead. Two more bores need to be completed by Sunday to meet a critical project deadline for a fiber install near Greenville, South Carolina. Then, it happens. The drill head hits a stump, breaking it off. All...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  November 10, 2016

The underground infrastructure is a crowded place and so is the market for industry equipment. This list should make your purchasing process a little easier. 1) Suite of equipment
As the industry continues to change, one factor remains the same — any job that takes you underground is going to be complicated and detail-oriented. From locating to...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  October 18, 2016

By Jeff Wage, vice president at McLaughlin Drilling fluids, utility locates, tight deadlines. An HDD jobsite is already a complicated place. Recently, contractors are finding that getting to and from a project with a vacuum excavator that scales is a challenge in and of itself. Between harsher state and federal regulations, varying spoil weights...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  October 12, 2016

From start to finish, from welding a skid to painting a tank, hands on management is the McLaughlin way. Here at McLaughlin painting our vacuum excavator’s is a three part process: starting in the wash down booth, to the epoxy primer, and completed with a polyurethane paint. Typically, Vermeer yellow is the standard but it is always an exciting...

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  October 11, 2016

McLaughlin Group Inc

 •  October 6, 2016

It was two years ago when Brian Barram met with Vermeer product specialist Anthony O’Grady to discuss purchasing a trailer mounted vac. Brian was looking to conduct maintenance work at the Rockhampton Power Station, as well as to generally expand the service offering of Capricorn Pipe Cleaning & Maintenance, at that stage primarily a pipe jetting...