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Digging Deeper – October 2021

Lubrication Tips & Tricks Tunnel lubrication plays a pivotal role in the success of all trenchless methods while improving the performance of pipe jacking, microtunneling, guided boring, and horizontal directional drilling.  Proper lubrication systems not only reduce frictional force along the pipe string, today’s advanced systems also incorporate variable flows, pressures, and additional pumping strategies […]

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Digging Deeper – September 2021

Powered by EcoPower Akkerman Eco is our initiative to deliver the most efficient trenchless equipment to improve the quality of our nation’s infrastructure, while reducing carbon emissions, and minimizing social and environmental impacts of construction through advanced American manufacturing and design. Share Your Project Photo We’re collecting project photos for the 2022 Akkerman calendar! If […]

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Digging Deeper – August 2021

Setting the Microtunnel Bar CRS Tunnelling Ltd./Super Excavators, Inc. embarked on their portion of the Sarnia Sewer Upgrade Project Phase 3 Trunk Sanitary Sewer Microtunneling in Sarnia, Toronto in April. They are the prime contractor responsible for the microtunneling installation of 5,761-lf. of 54-in. ID RCP in three runs. They launched their SL60C MTBM for […]

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Digging Deeper – July 2021

Teamwork at its best A customer was on a guided auger boring pipeline project in Pontiac, Illinois and encountered several dilemmas during their pilot tube installation. They attempted installation at four different points of entry in the launch shaft. The subcontractor was getting some pressure from the general contractor and project owner. On the fifth […]

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Digging Deeper – June 2021

Weld Shop Progress Update The 10,800-sq.ft. facility expansion is well underway and will result in a new and larger weld shop, increased efficiency, and a cleaner more organized work environment. The old weld shop will be converted into dedicated warehouse space where warehouse racking will be installed to remove parts from the production floor to […]

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March 2021

Critical Rock Bore in Virginia Aaron Enterprises, Inc. recently completed a line and grade critical rock bore in Virginia with an Akkerman TBM just in time for Christmas 2020.The Harrisonburg – Rockingham Regional Sewer Authority (HRRSA) is the governing body responsible for constructing, operating, and maintaining facilities and infrastructure that collect and treat wastewater in […]

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October 2020

Multiple Rock Boring Crossings in Kansas Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. is a Midwest transporter of natural gas with approximately 5,800 miles of transmission pipelines. Part of the Kansas Modernization effort, Project C-60266, is a new 36-in. natural gas pipeline between Anderson and Franklin Counties in Kansas. Along the pipeline stretch, 30 trenchless crossings […]

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April 2020

Complex Improvements Close to Home Rochester Minnesota is experiencing a significant economic development initiative to position itself as a global destination for health and wellness. The $5 billion Destination Medical Center (DMC) initiative began in 2014 and is being implemented over the next 20 years. With the growth comes a myriad of need for infrastructure […]

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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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Akkerman Presenting and Hosting Reception at Pilot Tube Seminar and Microtunneling Short Course Next Week

The much-anticipated annual Pilot Tube Seminar and 27th Annual Microtunneling Short Course takes place February 3-6, 2020 in Boulder, CO. This event is the foremost pilot tube and microtunneling educational opportunity available, and is combined with informal and intimate networking possibilities. Akkerman is the main event sponsor, contributor to the course agenda, and Networking Reception […]

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October 2019

TBM Provides Versatility in Difficult Ground for Water Conveyance Tunnel in El Paso, TX BRH-Garver Construction LP, a Houston based civil construction contractor pipe jacked 885-linear feet of 66-inch ID Permalok® casing filled with 48-inch carrier lines to convey treated water from the Canal Water Treatment Plant (WTP) for El Paso Water in El Paso, […]

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Akkerman Is Certified to ISO 9001:2015

Brownsdale, MN – April 8, 2019 – Akkerman Inc., a premier trenchless underground construction systems manufacturer, attained the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 9001:2015 for its quality management system at its sole manufacturing facility in Brownsdale, MN. Following an independent audit conducted by SAI Global, the certificate was issued on January 18, 2019. The […]

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