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Direct

Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
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com) has established itself as an experienced and capable directional drilling company.
We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedias, directories, and databases to identify and collect information that was useful for this extensive commercial study of the global directional drilling market.
This technique allows the process to bottom-gate and bottom-feed the castings, which provides the highest yield, controlled feeding pressure and directional solidification.
Each bore was made using a Ditch Witch JT2511 directional boring system.
Baker Electric, Des Moines, IA, is a directional drilling veteran, putting its first HDD unit in service in 1995.
Porosity in aluminum castings (whether hydrogen voids, shrinkage, or the more usual defects that can be associated with both conditions), can be understood and prevented by applying appropriate measures involving: melt treatment, gating/risering design, the effective use of variable heat extraction techniques, and the principles of directional and layered feeding.
HDD proponents can make a strong case for directional drilling's applicability to water and sewer work:
To manage directional drilling operations, the company hired an experienced HDD specialist, Josh Franklin, as HDD crew leader.
The SIDEWINDER(TM) Omni-Directional Lift Truck and the Airtrax Cobra(TM) Aerial Work Platform (AWP) are the first Omni-Directional vehicles using Omni- Directional technology and the patented Airtrax wheel to
NAEG's own Tony Johnson, our Senior Geologist & Petroleum Engineer, has informed me that for many of our shut-in oil wells to gain significant flow it is just a matter of opening a new zone, and for the Bakken wells we can take two of them and do some horizontal, directional drilling to test them.
Since 2005, we have produced 70 Omni- Directional lift trucks, and through our established global distribution network and new U.
Few technological advances have changed an industry as quickly and dramatically as the way that horizontal directional drilling has transformed how utility pipe and cable are placed underground.

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