Trenchless Technology

SEP 2018

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14 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY S E P T E M B E R 2018 Dumping liquid spoils from directional drilling is highly regulated, costly and time consuming. To combat these challenges, Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has p a r t n e re d w i t h M eta F LO Technologies to be the exclusive provider of SolidState 2 and SolidState 6 solidification reagents. This partnership will provide a more accessible and efficient process for the solidification of drilling spoils to an extended network of users and contractors. Utilizing the SolidState 2 and S o l i d S t a t e 6 r e a g e n t s , u n d e r g ro u n d c o n s t r u c t i o n contractors can easily and quickly solidify and stabilize drilling fluids to cut time, costs and the e nv i ro n m e nta l i m p a c t o f disposing waste. These reagents can convert liquid spoils into a solid in the time it takes to get to a dump site, or less, and create dry, stackable solids for easy handling and transportation. "Our partnership with MetaFLO will allow our customers to easily access products that help dispose of liquid spoils in a safe and efficient way," said Randy Rupp, Ditch Witch vice president of Product Strategy. " The SolidState reagents allow for a quicker and less costly way to dump liquid spoils that is beneficial for a wide range of users in a highly regulated industry." "We're excited to partner with the Ditch Witch organization to expand our offering throughout their global dealership network and create convenience for our current HDD users with one stop for reagents, drills, recycling systems, service and support." said Andrew McNabb, MetaFLO president and CEO. Both of the SolidState reagents are exclusively sold through the global Ditch Witch dealer network, providing a one-stop shop to underground construction contractors for their jobsite needs. The SolidState reagents are available at participating Ditch Witch dealerships. I N T H E N E W S Ditch Witch Partners with MetaFLO Technologies Former Jacobs Chairman and CEO Noel Watson passed away on Aug. 11. He was 82. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Noel Watson and extend heartfelt sympathy to his family," said Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steve Demetriou. "Our entire company mourns the loss of a great leader, colleague and friend. Noel established the enduring foundation of integrity and excellence Jacobs is known for today. His tireless passion and authentic caring shaped our company culture and our industry for the better. Jacobs' strong values are his legacy and we will honor them for decades to come. Watson, who was recruited to the company by founder Dr. Joseph Jacobs, served the firm for more than 50 years, including more than 25 years at the helm of Jacobs. Watson was named president in 1987, CEO in 1992, and elected chairman of the board in 2006. Watson retired from the board in January 2017. During his tenure as CEO, Watson steered the company's iconic growth from $1 billion to more than $7 billion in revenues, creating industry leading earnings and shareholder returns, strong client satisfaction, and broad g e o g ra p h i c a n d m a r ke t diversification. As a result of Noel's influence over the past six decades, Jacobs is an industry leader across many private and public sector end markets globally. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, their two children and five grandchildren. OBITUARY Noel Watson Former Jacobs Chairman and CEO

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