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BAROID/Northeast Trenchless Association Mud School Opens

Fri December 04, 2009 - Northeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

The Northeast Trenchless Association will hold its 6th annual meeting on Jan. 25 and 26 at the Boxborough, Mass., Holiday Inn and Convention Center.

The meeting is open to all members of the association, their employees as well as potential new members and will focus on training with individual tracts emphasizing business management, field operations and new technologies.

Suppliers will have the opportunity to introduce new trenchless products through presentations and in a tradeshow venue.

In conjunction with the meeting, BAROID and the Northeast Trenchless Association will be holding a HDD and Pipebursting Mud School on Jan. 26 and 27. This comprehensive, day and a half school focuses on applications and practices for a variety of geologic environments and includes the following topics:

• Sands and Gravel applications

• Sticky and Swelling Clay applications

• Rock drilling: Mud and Air Foam applications

• Geothermal Drilling and Grouting

• Lubricating Fluids and Pipe-Bursting

• HDD Fluids Testing

Instructors for the course are Frank Canon, Tom Tibor, Dennis Duty and Mike West of BAROID.

The course starts at 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 26 and finishes at 4:00 p.m. on Jan. 27. Lunch will be provided on Jan. 27. The cost of the course is $50 per attendee for NTA members and $75 per attendee for non-members. Attendance is limited to the first 75 participants. Discounted hotel room rates are available at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, Mass.

The Northeast Trenchless Association is an industry group of contractors and their suppliers who are committed to creating awareness of the trenchless industry and providing training and social networking opportunities for its members.

For more information, call 508/498-3811 or visit

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