Monthly Archives: January 2017


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At this time of year, Colorado is a mecca for skiers, but even if that’s not your thing there are still two good reasons to visit in February!

24TH ANNUAL MICROTUNNELING SHORT COURSE – UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER – FEBRUARY 6-9, 2017: Presented by international experts, this informative short course has trained more than 3,400 professionals in the latest in emerging technologies. Moretrench Senior Vice President & Chief Engineer Paul Schmall will discuss “Dewatering and Ground Freezing for the Construction of Microtunneling Shafts”.  You can learn more about the short course at

SME 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO – DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 19-22, 2017:  Industry professionals from across the world will gather to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research.  The 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo will provide a forum for more than 100 sessions along with more than 650 exhibiting companies. Make sure you stop by Booth 941 and talk to ground freezing expert Joe Sopko for the latest news on the freezing for tunneling front.  For more information and registration details, visit



Moretrench’s Wayne Fjotland Promoted to Vice President

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Fjotland head shot high res_editedMoretrench is very pleased to announce that Wayne Fjotland has been promoted to the position of Vice President.  Wayne has more than 36 years of focused geotechnical construction experience.  He began his career working for Spencer, White and Prentis and Raymond International, joining Moretrench in 2001, and is a founding member of Moretrench’s Geotec operations.

In addition to serving Moretrench in a corporate capacity, Wayne will continue his role as Regional Manager, overseeing the company’s geotechnical operations in the greater New York Metro area, New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania. He continues to improve and modify the company’s equipment and field operations to meet emerging technologies and challenges across the geotechnical spectrum.

“Wayne is a seasoned leader with extensive experience in all aspects of geotechnical construction.  He truly is the most creative person that I have worked with in this business.  I feel fortunate that I have the opportunity to work with him for so many years and I look forward to working with him for many years to come” – Thomas J. Tuozzolo, P.E., Senior Vice President, Moretrench.