Association of Equipment Manufacturers

AEM Groups – Product-Specific Groups

Trenchless Equipment Committee (TEC)

Product Focus

Pushing, piercing, auger boring, rotary rod and directional drilling equipment.


To promote and further the interests of the Trenchless Equipment Committee on issues related to safety, standards and regulations, statistics and marketing data, education, public policy and the enhancement of the industry's stature.


Established in 1987 as the Manufacturers of Horizontal Earth Boring Equipment. Renamed Trenchless Equipment Council in 1990 and became a standing committee of the Underground Equipment Manufacturers Council in 2005.

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Good Practices - Lessons in the Technology

Horizontal directional drilling (HDD) offers many new opportunities for efficiently installing utility and communication infrastructure. This 85 slide presentation will help you understand the HDD process and its proper application.

The presentation is based upon sessions given at the 2005 CONEXPO-CON/AGG educational program. Our appreciation is expressed to the representatives of the Digital Controls, Inc., Vermeer Mfg. Co and Charles Machine Works Inc. (Ditch Witch) who developed and presented the seminar.

View the slide presentation (4.4MB)


Group Resources

Group Leadership

Susan Harmon
Charles Machine Works

AEM Staff Contact

William Bernhard
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4106

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