Streamlining Pipe Replacement

A pipe bursting system provides an Iowa contractor’s customers with an attractive alternative to opencut pipeline replacement

Streamlining Pipe Replacement

Paul Williams (center) increased his company’s profitability by investing in a Roddie RX-30 pipe bursting system. The system speeds up pipe replacement work for his crew, which includes the father-son team of Doug Klosterman (right) and William Klosterman (left).

Some contractors might feel a bit squeamish about spending $22,000 on a new piece of equipment. Paul Williams is not one of them, and his willingness to give new technology a try — in this case, an RX-30 pipe bursting system made by RODDIE — provides an example of how making such...

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