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Special Report: Advancements in Microtunneling

Most major cities in North America have a microtunneling project ongoing, recently completed or about to begin. The trenchless installation process is omnipresent as system owners look to install critical underground infrastructure in already congested corridors. To check the pulse of the industry, we’ve assembled this Special Report: Advancements in Microtunneling. Thank you to our […]

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Large Diameter Sewer Rehabilitation 

Written by Jason Holden, Vice President, CRO of Akkerman When it comes to sewer rehabilitation, trenchless technologies have continued to develop and improve over the past 40 years.   While Cured-in-Place- Pipe (CIPP) continues to be applied with the greatest success for rehabilitation of small diameter sewers, new advances in sliplining technology benefit sewer district owners […]

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Akkerman Celebrates 50 Years of Trenchless Construction Excellence

Article from Utility Contractor® November/December 2023 Akkerman Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless construction equipment, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The company, a proud NUCA member since 1993, is headquartered in Brownsdale, Minnesota, and has been providing innovative solutions for underground infrastructure projects since 1973. To mark its 50th anniversary, Akkerman […]

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY! Akkerman Inc. Marks 50 Years

Written by Rob Krzys for Trenchless Technology® From humble beginnings in a two-car garage, to a state-of-theart manufacturing facility, Akkerman Inc. celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. The foundation of Akkerman came from a contractor’s background when Don (D.H.) and Marlys Akkerman established D.H. Akkerman Construction in 1956. With a focus on civil construction, D.H. […]

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Facility Consolidation Made Feasible Through Microtunneling

Written by Jordon Thomas-Harris for Trenchless Technology® How Microtunneling is helping Houston achieve project goals for deep gravity sewers The City of Houston (City), like many cities across the country, is working to improve resiliency and reduce operations and maintenance costs. One project to help accomplish this goal involves a large-scale facility consolidation on the […]

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Critical Water Supply Tunnel Sliplining a Success Thanks to Careful Planning, Collaboration

Written by Bijan Khamanian for Trenchless Technology® Through a design-build alternative delivery method, San Diego County Water Authority undertook the rehabilitation of its First Aqueduct Treated Water Tunnels located in Escondido, California. The timely rehabilitation of the First Aqueduct is part of the Water Authority’s proactive asset management program. An essential element of providing safe […]

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Pipe Dreams

Written by R.C. Drews for Enterprise Minnesota® From its 78,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Brownsdale, Akkerman, Inc. produces high-grade tunneling and boring equipment capable of delivering underground water and sewer lines across distances of hundreds of feet and through complex, developed urban areas. Akkerman’s customers are construction firms — including big industry names — that specialize in trenchless […]

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Rock Boring in Remote British Columbia

Remote Ormond Creek runs just north of Fraser Lake in British Columbia. The surrounding region is valued as an ecologically sensitive and premier recreation area connected by Yellowhead Highway 16. Part of a large natural gas pipeline project, a crucial 90 m, 1,200 mm crossing under Ormond Creek was designed for guided pipe ramming as […]

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On Time, On Line and On Budget

The utility infrastructure market is shifting more assets from overhead to underground to better protect the utilities and our environment. In the last year, companies like PG&E announced plans to invest billions of dollars to bury their electric lines. The move underground for utilities is expected to expand exponentially in the coming decade. The boom […]

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Special Sponsored Content Section

Guided Auger Boring Tooling for Hard Ground – Upsize Bearing Pilot Tube Guided Auger Boring (PTGAB) remains one of the most common trenchless applications in North America for the installation of underground utilities requiring exact line and grade tolerances. Manufacturers such as Akkerman continually seek ways to improve performance and efficiency for trenchless contractors. Decades […]

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Practical Approach to Microtunnel Operation

Akkerman was featured in Trenchless Technology for new installation challenges with microtunneling. Within the growing microtunneling industry in North America, a deeper dive discussion regarding the importance of a quality microtunneling operator and crew is needed, as these highly trained individuals are oftentimes a key to a successful operation. For many of us who have […]

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3rd Generation Akkerman Takes the Reins

Brownsdale, MN – March 31, 2020 – Akkerman, Inc., a premier trenchless underground construction equipment manufacturer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Justin Akkerman to President. Justin’s official appointment as the third-generation President will commence on April 6, 2020. Current second-generation President, Maynard Akkerman will continue as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Justin […]

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