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Since 1969, Specialized Services Company (SSC) has been recognized as one of the Top Underground Construction Companies serving Arizona.   Family owned and operated, SSC quickly grew to become a leader in underground utility installations using horizontal auger boring, micro tunneling  and, trenchless pipe lining, as well as providing vacuum excavating and utility potholing services. SSC Boring places underground utilities in… Read More

SSC News

15

Apr

Vacuum Excavating Equipment Glossary: Part 2

In part 1 of our vacuum excavation glossary, SSC Boring examined the main components of the Vacmaster System 3000/4000trucks that our crews operate. In our second and final installment, we…

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1

Apr

Vacuum Excavating Equipment Glossary: Part 1

In this 2-part series from SSC Boring, we will take a closer look at some of the terms and tools associated with one of SSC’s main service offerings- Vacuum Excavation.…

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18

Mar

SSC Boring Completes Tucson Electric Power Project on Tight Deadline

When an underground construction company is faced with challenging ground conditions, a project’s successful completion comes down to innovation, determination and patience. Even when faced with a tight deadline, a…

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4

Mar

Featured Project: Kinder Morgan Pipeline

SSC is always looking to benefit new industries and projects with its vacuum excavating and utility potholing services.  In the summer of 2013, SSC’s vacuum crews had the opportunity to…

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18

Feb

Careers in Underground Construction

When you decide to enter the growing field of underground construction and trenchless technologies, you are committing to a solid career rooted in innovation, dedication, and limitless potential. At SSC…

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4

Feb

Underground Potholing

Midcentury America was a time of massive expansion and growth. This spike in building and construction meant a lot of cable, wire and pipes were laid-- it also meant a…

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21

Jan

Avenida Rio Salado Potholing Project

SSC Boring’s long history of providing exceptional potholing services in AZ was recently recognized with a major vacuum excavating/utility potholing contract, the Avenida Rio Salado (ARS) project. The project’s goal…

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7

Jan

Trenchless Technology Safe Practices

SSC’s service offerings, including trenchless technology such as auger boring and hand tunneling, along with vacuum utility potholing, can be used to complement many underground construction projects.  When working in…

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1

Jan

Auger Boring in Arizona

 As featured in the December 2013 Trenchless Technology magazine. The area south of Tucson, Ariz., is a rapidly growing area and is home to the residential communities of Sahuarita and…

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24

Dec

Auger Boring Equipment Glossary, Part 2

In part one of our glossary, we introduced you to many of the tools necessary for horizontal auger boring. In the second and final installment, we will look at the…

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10

Dec

Auger Boring Equipment Glossary, Part 1

In this 2-part series, SSC Boring will discuss the main equipment and terms associated with one of the most common trenchless technology techniques-- horizontal auger boring. Auger Boring: A method…

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26

Nov

Vacuum Excavation: Phoenix South Mountain Water Storage

Recent Projects: Recently, SSC Boring undertook a major vacuum excavation job at Phoenix South Mountain Water Storage. In order to install a new, larger water purification tank, the old tank’s…

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12

Nov

Project Spotlight: Pioneer Village SBU

Since 1969, Phoenix’s Pioneer Village has been an iconic educational landmark that truly allows visitors to step back in time. The historical park informs and entertains the masses- almost 1…

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29

Oct

Feature Project: Trenchless Sewer Replacement

When the need for major sewer replacement arises, it can be a daunting undertaking. Whether it’s for complete line replacements or for infrastructure updates such as sewer line repair, more…

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17

Oct

SSC Boring Celebrates 44 Years!

SSC Boring is proud to announce our 44th year in business! To mark this milestone, we take a look at the people behind SSC Boring to see how they’ve managed…

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1

Oct

Equipment Spotlight: Small Boring Units

A Small Boring Unit (SBU) has the enormous capacity to bore through and excavate solid rock with the use of unique small-diameter cutting  heads. SSC Boring was the first Arizona…

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17

Sep

SUE (Subsurface Utility Engineering)

Although relatively new to the field of underground utility locating services, the use of Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) has grown quickly because of its ability to accurately and safely detect…

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3

Sep

Jack and Bore

As communities continue to grow, so must the utilities that are essential in supporting them. To tackle the challenges of expanding or repairing water distribution and sewage networks, many companies…

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20

Aug

Underground Utility Mapping

In any city the complex network of buildings and streets and sidewalks is literally just the surface: underneath, all the elements that keep the town running create a dizzying web…

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6

Aug

SSC Boring Looks to Expand Globally

This year has brought many new and exciting changes to SSC Boring. In business since 1969, SSC has firmly established itself as Arizona’s leading trenchless technology experts. It is because…

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24

Jul

Vacuum Potholing

Underground construction companies are increasingly being required to pothole existing underground utilities  in a method that is neat, clean and will not damage existing utilities. As a result, underground construction…

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10

Jul

Trenchless Technology 101: Part 3

In parts 1 & 2 of this series on trenchless techniques (read part 1 here, read part 2 here) we discussed horizontal auger boring, small boring units, hand tunneling, horizontal…

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25

Jun

Trenchless Technology 101: Part 2

In part 1 of our series on trenchless technology methods, we examined horizontal auger boring, small boring units and hand tunneling. In part 2, we will take a closer look…

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20

Jun

SSC Adds New Truck to Fleet

We’ve added a new truck to our fleet! SSC recently purchased a sixth vacuum truck so the company can continue to provide exceptional service across the Valley.

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11

Jun

Trenchless Technology

Trenchless technology and its system of non-invasive pipeline and utility installation methods have many practical benefits. The combined or singular use of trenchless methods results in pipe installation, replacement or…

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22

Jan

SSC Expanding in 2013!

SSC announced in its newsletter released January 22, 2013 that it plans to focus on national and global expansion in 2013 The company has launched SSC Global: Delivering trenchless technology…

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3

May

SSC has a hand tunnel crew in Clovis, NM

SSC sent a crew to Clovis, NM two weeks ago to begin work on a 260' tunnel under a runway at Cannon Air Force Base. Led by owner Abe Veidmark,…

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26

Apr

Certificate of Safety

SSC is proud to have been presented by SCF with a Certificate of Safety for having a perfect workplace record for 2011! It is our pleasure to share this honor…

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17

Apr

SSC is proud to be part of the huge team of construction companies working on the expansion of Intel’s Chandler Facility.

SSC has been working at the Intel FAB 42 expansion site since February of this year and is currently performing it’s third bore of 6. We are contracted to do…

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15

Apr

SSC congratulates Dr. Samuel Ariaratnam on being named Trenchless Person of the Year.

Dr. Sam has been a long time supporter of SSC and mentor to Arvid. He is viewed as one of the world’s top experts in the field of trenchless technology.…

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8

Apr

SSC's Project is Feature in North American Oil & Gas Pipelines

Phoenix-based Specialized Services Co. Employs Laser Guided Boring System at Underground Storage Facility. By Randy Happel Laser guided boring is primarily used for water and sewer line installation, but that…

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8

Dec

SSC Completes Unique Project for Army Corps of Engineers

In June 2011, SSC was given the opportunity to contract with Sybrant Construction, a local General Contractor, to perform work on a tunnel for the Army Corps of Engineers. Sybrant…

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1

Oct

Laser-Guided System Helps Complete Three Intricate Bores

Plains Midstream Canada selected Specialized Services Company (SSC) to install sleeves at three locations to accommodate a new line being added to the underground infrastructure used to load and unload…

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18

Jul

400' Bore Helps With Pioneer Village Revitalization

Located just north of Phoenix off of the Interstate 17 freeway sits Pioneer Village, a historical park that educates locals and visitors about Arizona’s history in the territorial days from…

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22

Mar

Marcia Veidmark welcomed Mary Vermeer Andringa, president & CEO of Iowa-based Vermeer Corporation, to SSC.

When SSC Boring Owner Marcia Veidmark welcomed Mary Vermeer Andringa, president & CEO of Iowa-based Vermeer Corporation, to Phoenix recently, it was a chance for two successful business women in…

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Installed over 200' of 24" casing for fiber optics. Using the SBU, SSC was able to extend the capabilities of the auger bore machine and cut through hard rock, which otherwise would have required a hand-dig. The SBU increased production ten-fold.

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