August Newsline: Senate panel cuts EPA budget, update on sewer debt crisis

August 2009 Vol. 64 No. 8
David Haynes

In 2008, the United States exported $6.18 billion in water and wastewater equipment and piping to Canada. “The billions we stand to lose in trade with Canada, and potentially other trading partners as they begin employing similar measures, will detrimentally impact our industry and the U.S. economy, with job losses being an unintended consequence of the Buy American movement,” Angelo warned. “We call upon our federal government to take appropriate measures to allow U.S. municipalities to have the same rights and privileges as their federal counterparts to continue doing business with our nation’s international trade partners and enable U.S. suppliers to continue working through their traditional supplier chains to give our communities the best, most cost-effective technology to meet their critical infrastructure needs,” he said.

CORRECTION
U.S. Composite Pipe South was listed under the company’s previous name of Amitech USA in the Pipeline Selection Chart (Underground Construction, June 2009, pg. 33). All other information is correct.

In Memoriam


David A. Haynes
, 49, of Beaverton, MI, passed away June 27 in Oak Hill, WV, while whitewater rafting with family members. Haynes was a long-time employee of Mears in Rosebush, MI. He began working with Mears in 1996. For many years Haynes was the point man for HDD operations in Rosebush – coordinating supplies, trucking and crew logistics, visiting prospective jobs, estimating and administrating.

“Dave established himself with many of Mears’ customers as their go-to person for HDD work and applied his sense of humor to any crisis he seemed to be thrown into and always left a positive image of our company and himself with whomever he had contact,” said Scot Fluharty, Mears Group President.

Haynes was preceded in death by his father Joseph Haynes Sr. and bother, Joseph Jr. He is survived by his mother, Jane Haynes; wife, Paula; sons Scott, Matthew and Nicholas; stepdaughter Lindsy and husband Mike Brueggerman; stepsons Shawn and Kelsey Stockford; sister, Laurie Warner; one granddaughter and two grandsons.

Barbara Jean Davis Riggs of Belpre, OH, passed away June 16. Riggs was the owner and CEO of L.A. Pipeline Construction Co. Inc.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne (Bud); daughter, Susan-Gail Pearl and husband, Brian; son, William (Billy) and wife Mary; son, Richard West and wife, Beth; and eight grandchildren.