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The Ditch Witch Organization Launches New, Innovative JT20XP Directional Drill Package

PERRY, Okla., Sept. 4, 2018 - Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, released a new JT20XP horizontal directional drill (HDD) package featuring a JT20XP drill and XP44 mixing system. The industry-first solution is the only drilling system in its class to utilize all on-board horsepower for thrust and rotation. Together, the full 118-hp solution provides operators industry-leading power and superior productivity for larger utility-installation jobs.

Ditch Witch Organization Partners with MetaFLO Technologies, Offering Solidification Reagents to Extended Network of Users

PERRY, Okla., Aug. 28, 2018 - Dumping liquid spoils from directional drilling is highly regulated, costly and time consuming. To combat these challenges, Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has partnered with MetaFLO Technologies to be the exclusive provider of SolidState™ 2 and SolidState™ 6 solidification reagents. This partnership will provide a more accessible and efficient process for the solidification of drilling spoils to an extended network of users and contractors.

Ditch Witch Introduces Heavy-Duty Trencher with Purpose-Built Design Features for Superior ROI

PERRY, Okla., July 31, 2018 - Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced its largest trencher to date, the HT275, to boost productivity and versatility on a broad range of trenching jobs. The unit was designed to increase year-over-year return on investment (ROI) on water, sewer, gas, power and underdrain installations, pipeline distribution and other heavy-duty trenching tasks.

Ditch Witch Certified Training Program Offers New Vacuum Excavation Courses

PERRY, Okla., June 25, 2018 - As vacuum excavators expand use beyond horizontal directional drilling (HDD) jobsites to other industrial applications such as microtrenching, operators require new technology, tools and information to be productive and safe on the job. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, recently introduced the Ditch Witch Certified Vacuum Excavation Training program to help both novice and experienced operators maintain performance and safety when using vacuum excavators on today's diverse jobsites.

Ditch Witch Customers Experience New Equipment and Technology at Annual Seminar

PERRY, Okla., April 20, 2018 - Customers worldwide traveled to the Perry, Oklahoma, headquarters of Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, to participate in the annual Equipment Seminar on April 17 and 18. Experiencing an up-close look at customer-driven equipment enhancements and next-generation technology advancements, more than 300 global dealership employees and their customers attended this year's event.

Ditch Witch Organization Partners with Vacuworx®, Vacuum Lifting Equipment Manufacturer

PERRY, Okla., April 18, 2018 – Vacuum lifting technology offers an effective approach to moving materials on tough concrete demolition and construction, road and landscaping projects. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has partnered with Tulsa-based Vacuworx® to bring the benefits of vacuum lifting technology to an expanded network of underground construction contractors, landscapers, municipalities, and utilities.

Gary Lawson receives the NUCA 2017 Associate Member of the Year award on Thursday, March 7 in San Antonio, Texas.
NUCA Names Gary Lawson of Ditch Witch as 2017 Associate Member of the Year

PERRY, Okla., March 8, 2018 – Each year the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) honors an associate member who demonstrates a significant contribution to the underground construction and excavation industry. At the annual banquet on Thursday, March 7 in San Antonio, Texas, Gary Lawson was awarded the 2017 Associate Member of the Year. As Ditch Witch® Senior Global Accounts Manager, Lawson has served as the company’s NUCA representative since 2001.

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