Better infrastructure in our own back yard — a gathering place in Tulsa

Tulsa is on the cusp of something incredibly special on its Arkansas River waterfront. The George Kaiser Family Foundation is developing a $400 million park, the result of a public-private partnership that has set a record as the largest private gift to a public park in our country’s history. A Gathering Place for Tulsa is transforming 100 acres of urban land into a natural setting for the public to enjoy with numerous amenities including a …

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Irrigation Project Testing Ground for Large HDPE Pipe Installation

In February of 2014, a news photographer snapped a picture of almond trees being ripped from dry soil in Firebaugh, California. Baker Farming uprooted 20%, about 1,000 acres, of almond trees that day because they lacked adequate access to water as the California drought continued into yet another year. California agriculture relies heavily on irrigation, transporting water sometimes hundreds of miles. In order to keep the remaining trees living and producing almonds, Baker Farming needed …

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McElroy fusion machines provide leak-free connections at Fort Huachuca

In the late 1800s, the soldiers of Fort Huachuca were in hot pursuit of Geronimo and defending settlers from Apache raids. During World War I, the 10th Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers,” as the Cheyenne and Comanche referred to them, were assigned there to guard the U.S.-Mexico border and later followed Pancho Villa’s trail to Mexico. Today, Fort Huachuca is not only a national landmark brimming with stories of the Old West, it is home to the …

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Renovation and Innovation at Southern Hills

To stay on the short list of top golf courses in the country, staying on top of ongoing infrastructure needs is imperative. When Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., considered its capital improvement plans for 2015, they decided it was time to focus on water by replacing a 40-year-old irrigation pump station and mainline that feeds the entire course. This gave KD Davis, golf course superintendent, the opportunity to do what many progressive courses …

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