Pipe Bursting Manufacturer, TRIC Tools, participated in the March 2015 (NASTT) No Dig Show in Denver, Colorado

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — TRIC Tools, Inc. showcased its Pipe Bursting technology in Booth 133 at the annual National Association of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) No Dig Show in Denver, CO. This year’s conference took place March 15th through March 19th at Denver’s Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202. CFO Michael Lien, Sales Executive Jay Battin, and Mechanical Engineer Robert Ding were on hand in Denver representing TRIC.

At this year’s show TRIC showcased its 30-ton lateral Pipe Bursting system, along with its 50-ton unit, the M50. TRIC invented and patented the first practical Lateral Pipe Bursting System while simultaneously gaining national approval of HDPE pipe for its use, thus opening the market for trenchless home sewer replacement in America. TRIC has since added municipal cable pulling systems to its arsenal, always employing their formula of modular portability, including pneumatic and steel splitting heads designed to replace various pipe sizes from 1/2" to 12" diameter.

2015’s No-Dig Show grew in size from previous shows. "We enjoyed seeing many of our friends from the Society of Trenchless Technology from countries around the Globe," commented Jay Battin. Battin continued, "I also enjoy seeing this industry continuing to grow and improve our underground infrastructure." In addition to the global trenchless leaders, many of the municipal representatives and engineering companies were able to share their project stories both in the seminars and on the trade show floor. A number of them discussed their plans to focus on lateral pipe replacement programs. Since TRIC was just down the aisle from the Louisiana Institute for Trenchless Technology, TRIC learned about what kind of projects and technology the college students were focusing on "We knew youth would be a focus of the convention, and the Irish River Dancers at the airport was a special treat pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration enjoyed by all," remarked TRIC's Michael Lien.

On March 16th, at the No Dig Show, the International Pipe Bursting Association (IPBA) met to rollout the Lateral Pipe Bursting Specifications. It appeared to be the largest IPBA attendance of the year. In addition to the Lateral Specification rollout, members discussed white papers needed for the upcoming 2016 trenchless conferences in Atlanta, Indianapolis and Dallas. For contractors, city engineers, and engineering firms interested in learning more about the changing needs of pipeline replacement in their communities, the IPBA will prove a valuable asset to you. For more information please go to http://www.IPBAonline.org.

This year, NASTT has added a post conference training titled "Laterals Best Practices Course," which was co-presented by Jason Lueke, Civil Engineer at Associated Engineering and Dr. Ray Sterling, Professor Emeritus at Louisiana Tech University. Michael Lien of TRIC Tools participated in the course and enjoyed learning about the evolution of technology used to tackle the lateral sewer problem. As Mr. Lueke and Dr Sterling discussed at the Laterals course, there are millions of aging sewer laterals, this is the part the of sewer line that connect homeowners’ properties to the municipal sewer system. Many of these laterals or ‘side sewers’ have not been maintained and as a result, allow inflow and infiltration (I/I) into the Municipal Sewer System, polluting waterways while increasing costs and damage to the municipal system. Consequently, there is a compelling need to solve I/I problems caused by sewer laterals.

For more information about Trenchless Pipe Bursting equipment or the Trenchless Industry in general – please call 888-883-8742 or visit TRIC's website at: http://www.trictrenchless.com to see how they can answer any of these questions for you. Get your Trenchless Sewer and Water Replacement service off on the right foot, and help get you profitably pipe bursting.


Michael Lien


Michael Lien