Change Serves to Refocus DCA Path

Griffin, Jeff
February 2011
Underground Construction;Feb2011, Vol. 66 Issue 2, p56
Trade Publication
The article offers information about the services offered by the Distributor Contractors Association (DCA) in the U.S. It mentions on the changes that happened within the organization and further developments to enchance the organization's resources. It relates that DCA is an advocate of the directional drilling industry and provides its members with a labor relations service.


Related Articles

  • Newly Formed Trenchless Association Promotes Education, Standards. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Apr2004, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p26 

    Focuses on the formation of a new association the Northeast Trenchless Association for directional drilling contractors in New England. Membership of the association; Number of contractors joining the organization; Primary goals of the association.

  • Embattled HDD Industry Sees Change As Necessary, Ultimately Beneficial. Carpenter, Robert // Underground Construction;Jun2002, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p30 

    Presents the results of a survey on the state of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry in the U.S. as of 2002. Value and market share; Composition of the HDD fleet; List of primary HDD markets.

  • HDD Tools Make The Job. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Jun2000, Vol. 55 Issue 6, p36 

    Discusses the importance of downhole tools in directional drilling installations. Advantages of downhole housings; Information on different downhole tools that can be used by horizontal directional drilling operators; Comments from several manufacturers on the challenges in bringing better...

  • HDD Market Down But Not Out. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Jun2002, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p34 

    Assesses the state of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry in the U.S. as of 2002. Criticisms on the dependency on telecommunications industry; Impact of the telecommunications dependence on HDD product suppliers; Prospects for electric and gas distribution. INSET: Technological...

  • Downhole tools can make or break a job. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Mar1997, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p35 

    States that downhole tools are responsible for the evolution of directional drilling's role in utility construction. How to have an effective horizontal directional drilling (HDD); Downhole tools selection for soil conditions and its significance; Needs for downhole DD tools; Advancement of...

  • HDD Consortium Announces Completion of Good Practices Guidelines.  // Underground Construction;Apr2001, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p14 

    States that the `Horizontal Directional Drilling Good Installation Practices Guidelines' manual developed by the Horizontal Directional Drilling Industry Consortium has been completed. Importance of the guidelines; Participants of the consortium; Objectives of the consortium.

  • Healthy Industry Means Benefits To All. Carpenter, Robert // Underground Construction;Dec2002, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p4 

    Focuses on the essence and unparalleled value of the Underground Construction Technology (UCT). Reasons for the success of the UCT; Importance of education to the UCT mission; Development of programs and venues that can benefit the market.

  • Safety, training, labor top Canadian contractors agenda.  // Underground Construction;Apr98, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p44 

    Presents a roundtable discussion involving Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada's members John M. Rypien, Leo G. Ziehr and Nick J. deKoning about the key issues facing the Canadian pipeline construction industry. Technology that could help alleviate the present labor shortage in the...

  • What The Future Holds For Walk-Over Guidance Systems. Griffin, Jeff // Underground Construction;Dec2000, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p36 

    Reports on the importance of electronic guidance system on the success of every horizontal directional drilling installation in utility construction. Types of basic guidance systems; Basic components of walk-over electronics; Key consideration when evaluating equipment; Outlook for the future...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics