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Nominations for SaMoTer Innovation Award SaMoTer, the international exhibition in Verona, Italy, dedicated to construction machin- ery, announced entries are being accepted for the 23rd Innovation Awards. Construction companies, official representatives, importers, research institutions, universities, and pro- fessionals active in the world of construction and building site machinery may all take part. There are ten competition sections: hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, track-laying bulldozers, skid-loaders, backhoe loaders, graders, telehandlers, attachments, software applications, and installations. The deadline for entries is October 28, 2019. More information about the award can be found at, WHO’S IN THE NEWS Long-time SIMCO ® employee, MikeAbbott, has moved out of production and into the parts and service department. Over the past 18 years, Mike has built near- ly every drill rig at the company, specializing in building the powerful SIMCO 7000 models. His knowledge will be a great asset to customers. Breaking News Additional announce- ments from Diedrich Drill, the Association for British Mining Expertise, Flint & Walling, and the Deep Foundations Institute are located in our online issue at: Send your Who’s in the News to: 13 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® SEPTEMBER 2019