The Trenchless Technology Podcast
Episode 15 HDD at 50 (part 3)

Episode 15 HDD at 50 (part 3)

May 12, 2021

In the final episode of a special three-part podcast celebrating HDD turning 50, Dr. Sam Ariaratnam with Arizona State University is the guest. Dr. Ariaratnam, who's been in the industry for more than 25 years, discusses the early days of HDD education, as well as presents perspective on the globalization of horizontal directional drilling. 

Episode 14: HDD at 50 (part 2)

Episode 14: HDD at 50 (part 2)

April 28, 2021

In the second episode of this special 3-part podcast celebrating HDD turning 50, the guest is Digital Control Inc. co-founder John Mercer. Mercer is an industry pioneer and is considered the Father of Locating. He shares his perspective on the industry's early days and how locating pushed HDD forward. 

Episode 13: HDD at 50 (Part 1)

Episode 13: HDD at 50 (Part 1)

April 14, 2021

A special 3-Part Podcast, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. First up is the Father of HDD: Martin Cherrington. He offers recollections and perspective of how the industry got its start, as well as insight into its future. 

Episode 12: Kevin Smith Talks Trenchless & Ditch Witch’s Future Plans

Episode 12: Kevin Smith Talks Trenchless & Ditch Witch’s Future Plans

March 17, 2021

Kevin Smith was tapped in January as the general manager of the recently formed Ditch Witch Division of The Toro Company. Smith is now leads the revamped Ditch Witch brand division and he talks about those plans, as well as perspective on the 2021 trenchless market in the era of COVID. 

 

Episode 11: CIPP at 50 (Part 3)

Episode 11: CIPP at 50 (Part 3)

February 17, 2021

In Part 3 of our CIPP at 50 Podcast, Ralph Western, Aegion Corp's COO of the Infrastructure Solutions Platform, which includes Insituform, shares how cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and Insituform revolutionized the underground rehab market. This is the final episode of the CIPP at 50 special Podcast. 

Episode 10: CIPP at 50 (Part 2)

Episode 10: CIPP at 50 (Part 2)

February 3, 2021

In Part 2 of this special Podcast series, celebrating 50 years of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP), Trenchless Technology Center executive director John Matthews joins us. John talks about how research and education of CIPP has evolved over the years, as well as its impact on the trenchless industry and underground infrastructure. 

Episode 9: CIPP at 50 (part 1)

Episode 9: CIPP at 50 (part 1)

January 20, 2021

We're celebrating 50 years of Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) in 2021 with a special 3-part Podcast series. First up is trenchless rehab expert Lynn Osborn, who shares the history of CIPP and its impact on the underground infrastructure market. 

Episode 8: COVID Impact on Fiber Work and HDD

Episode 8: COVID Impact on Fiber Work and HDD

October 8, 2020

We’re talking with John Fluharty, chair of the Power & Communications Contractors Association (PCCA) and a longtime member of the HDD contracting community, getting his take and perspective on how the COVID pandemic is impacting the fiber-to-the-home market in relation to the HDD market. Check out the full story at https://trenchlesstechnology.com/hdd-fiber-installation-covid-era

Episode 7: Beyond the Toro & Charles Machine Works Acquisition with Rick Rodier

Episode 7: Beyond the Toro & Charles Machine Works Acquisition with Rick Rodier

June 29, 2020

Toro Co.'s Rick Rodier joins the Podcast to discuss acquisitions. He shares how the integration process is going between Toro Co. and Charles Machine Works, as well as the impact acquisitions have on the trenchless industry. 

Episode 6: 2020 Trenchless Technology Person of Year Siggi Finnsson

Episode 6: 2020 Trenchless Technology Person of Year Siggi Finnsson

May 18, 2020

2020 Trenchless Technology Person of the Year Siggi Finnsson joins the Podcast. We discuss how he got into the trenchless world and how HDD locating has evolved over the last 25 years. He also shares his thoughts about short- and long-term impact the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the trenchless industry.

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