Backreaming Through Rock

June 2, 2011
Taking on a challenge is nothing out of the ordinary for the experienced trenchless installation experts at Midwest Mole. Since its founding in 1982, the Indianapolis-based contractor has earned a reputation for installation innovation, overcoming ob...

Obituaries: Len Liotti

December 30, 2010
Midwest Mole founder Leonard (Len) Liotti, 77, of Apollo Beach, Fla., passed away on Nov. 23.Liotti was retired from Midwest Mole, an Indianapolis-based trenchless technology and tunneling company he founded in 1982.  His son Dan Liotti is now p...

Installation Honorable Mentions

October 1, 2010
Enbridge Alberta Clipper & Southern Lights Michels Directional Crossings installed 33 crossings in five months for the 36-in. Alberta Clipper and the 20-in. Southern Lights pipeline projects.Work began near Leonard, Minn., and made its way...

Where Is Mortimer?

September 1, 2010
Mortimer, the famed sewer rat, was offered up once again for the Education Auction at the No-Dig Show in Chicago. In a joint venture, Mortimer was purchased by Dan Liotti of Midwest Mole and Ray Post of Michels Corp. The joint venture brought the lar...

NASTT Auction Raises a Record $52,000

June 1, 2010
The Ninth Annual Educational Fund Auction was held May 3 and raised a record-setting amount: $52,000. The auction raises financial support for NASTT’s 11 student chapters while attendees have a great time bidding on amazing items. Since 2002, the a...

Mortimer’s Final Akkerman Travels

May 1, 2010
Mortimer’s been enjoying his remaining time with the folks at Akkerman. He recently went ice fishing for the first time at a local lake before our unseasonable warm up.It’s a good thing that Mortimer knows his way around a deep sewer system. ...

Midwest Mole Honored in Indiana

August 1, 2009
Midwest Mole Inc. recently announced that it has been ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana” for the Small to Medium-size Companies (25 to 249 employees).Companies setting the standard with their workplace practices were honore...

Hard Rock Tackled in San Francisco Boring Project

March 1, 2009
California contractor Pacific Boring Inc. had a tough task on their hands. In less than 72 hours, the company needed to excavate the first 70 ft of a 300-ft long trenchless crossing underneath high-volume rail tracks. The trains — for the Bay Area ...