Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) definitely has a positive vibe to it these days, giving the industry the proverbial bounce in its step and a good jolt of long-term optimism. From water and sewer work to oil and gas to the fiber optic/telecom market, HDD seems to be enjoying a buoyancy it hasn’t felt in a long while.
With the fiber and telecom market gaining more momentum and strength, it has offset the tepidness HDD manufacturers say they are experiencing in the oil and gas market. HDD saw a tremendous surge in work the last several years as well as the Bakken shale. The work involved new installations to meet the needs of shale gas production to repairing or replacing old lines.
One of the healthiest areas that HDD is enjoying a sweet uptick is in fiber optics and telecommunications. Broadband and cable providers are pushing to expand their networks all over the country to meet the incredible demand.
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