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July 19, 2016
Volume 2, Issue 4
In This Issue
 
 
 
 
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NAXSA is proud to be a supporting organization at the upcoming
2017 CONEXPO.
 
 
The event will be held
March 7-11, 2017
Las Vegas Conv. Center
3150 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
 
Save The Date!
NAXSA's 2017 Annual Meeting
The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas
March 12-14th, 2017
 
 
This is a friendly reminder to save the date for NAXSA's 3rd Annual Meeting next March immediately following the 2017 ConExpo in sunny Las Vegas!
 
 
Registration to open by Mid September 2016. For updates please visit our website at www.naxsa.org, or follow us on social media. 
 
 
 
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Please call 888-987-6667 to reserve your hotel rooms. 
Make sure to ask for the NAXSA block when requesting your reservation.
 
MI Contractor to help Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Contractor helps provides long-term solution to Flint Water crisis
 
In the wake of the Flint water crisis, a huge spotlight has been turned on infrastructure in American, and specifically, the country’s miles-long network of aging underground water pipes. While there are new short term efforts to bring fresh water into Flint, plans have been in the works for several years that should provide a long-term solution.
 
In 2013, ground was broken on the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline, a multi-year water intake pipeline project that will bring raw water 75 miles from Lake Huron west along the I-69 corridor through Michigan’s Sanilac, Lapeer, St. Clair, and Genessee counties; including servicing the City of Flint.  Read full article here
 
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High Arches to the Rescue
In the Spring of 2016, Loyd Builders of Ottawa, Kansas began work on a new jail facility for Miami County, KS. Part of the jail project called for an underground pedestrian tunnel between the new jail and an existing courthouse.
 
The excavation contract was awarded to Skillman Construction of New Strawn, Kansas. Shortly after award, NAXSA member Underground Safety Equipment, called on Mike Brewer, Project Estimator to discuss the particulars of this project.
 
Skillman had bid the job thinking a standard beam and plate wall on one side of the tunnel excavation would suffice with sloping on the other side.  Through a long series of discussions and considering soil and site restrictions, sales rep. Brian Garbee with U.S.E., proposed a novel approach.  Read more here...
 
Tenth annual Municipal Safety Day
draws record participation
This past June 2, 2016, Efficiency Production, Inc. hosted the tenth annual Municipal Safety Day for Michigan communities’ Departments of Public Works (DPW) and Water Department personnel. The event brought in a record 125 participants from 47 Michigan municipal communities and organizations.
 
The 2016 Municipal Safety Day brought in a record 125 participants from 47 Michigan municipal communities and organizations.
The 2016 Municipal Safety Day brought in a record 125 participants from 47 Michigan municipal communities and organizations.
 
The program featured training sessions conducted by Jack Doheny Company, Michigan CAT, MacAllister Rental, F.D. Lake and Efficiency Production. Participants were awarded 0.4 Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Continuing Education Credits (CEC), which were administrated by the Michigan Rural Water Association (MRWA).    Read full article here
 
Eight hundred, ninety-five feet
EIGHT HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE FEET - That was the distance Chicago based contractor James McHugh Construction Company had to install 84” reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) as part of the WB 290 Flyover Project (Contract 60W28).  McHugh subcontracted Dynamicx Enterprises (Chicago, IL) to install the shoring, and tunneling contractor LJ Keefe Company (Mt. Prospect, IL) to do the pipe jacking/tunneling.  Keefe planned to use a 102” diameter tunnel boring machine (TBM).  This is simple enough on the surface, but below the surface is where things get interesting.   Read entire article here
NAXSA Recognized Instructors and 
Training
Recognized Instructors
 
Are you an instructor in the trench shoring industry?  If you are interested and dedicated to  helping NAXSA achieve “Zero Deaths or Injuries” in the underground construction and maintenance industries. Then please apply to be a NAXSA Recognized Instructor.  We greatly appreciate your commitment to safety and desire to become a:
Download the application today:
Recognized Training Programs
 
Are you a NAXSA Recognized Instructor and have a program you would like to share with the trench shoring industry? You may apply to have your training be a NAXSA Recognized Training Program. We greatly appreciate your commitment to safety and desire to promote your available:
 
 
Download the application today:
NAXSA's Online Store
Have you visited our online store?? We have added several new items for your purchase.  Below are a few of the ways you can show your NAXSA pride.
 
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