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Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Announces the Acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (“IPR”), a portfolio company of an investment affiliate of J.F. Lehman & Company (“JFLCO”), announced today the completion of the acquisition of Murphy Pipeline Contractors (“Murphy”).

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Founded in 1973, IPR is a leading provider of trenchless pipe rehabilitation solutions and technology to the municipal wastewater and storm water markets. The company’s technologies and services provide government customers with minimally disruptive, cost-effective solutions to manage aging underground pipe infrastructure.

Murphy Pipeline Contractors provides unique trenchless rehabilitation solutions for the municipal potable water and wastewater markets. With a 21-year track record of success, Murphy provides its customers with specialized capabilities, including its branded CompressionFit solution and pre-chlorinated pipe bursting.

Rob McCrae, Chief Executive Officer of IPR, commented, “We are excited to partner with the Murphy team and provide our customers with a combined set of capabilities unmatched across our industry. The business is highly-complementary to our existing operations, and we are excited to welcome the Murphy team to IPR.”

Andy Mayer, Founder and President of Murphy, added “IPR is the ideal partner for Murphy as we continue to bring our capabilities across the United States. Our shared commitment to technology leadership will allow the combined company to best serve our customers’ needs.”

“This is a unique opportunity to combine IPR’s strength in the wastewater and storm water markets with Murphy’s potable water expertise,” said Glenn Shor, Chairman of IPR and Partner at JFLCO. “This acquisition continues our strategy to support IPR’s industry leadership through organic initiatives and strategic M&A,” added David Thomas, Principal at JFLCO.

Shearman & Sterling and Jones Day provided legal counsel to IPR and JFLCO. BDO Capital Advisors served as

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Murphy said this test could be our ‘salvation.’ So why isn’t it in nursing homes? | Editorial

Gov. Phil Murphy has done well steering our state through this pandemic, but one big stain on his record is nursing homes.

He blundered in numerous ways: Putting hospitals first, even as the death toll exploded in the nursing homes, failing to get them protective equipment and test kits quickly, and forcing them to take COVID patients from hospital wards.

Now it looks like another misstep is in the works. Rutgers has developed an excellent COVID test that is faster and easier – you just spit in a tube, and it’s analyzed by a lab in 24 to 48 hours.

Nursing homes need it, desperately. It’s not easy to shove a swab down the nasal cavity of an 80-year-old dementia patient, let alone get the results back in a timely manner. Yet they still don’t have it, as we face the threat of a possible resurgence.

Neither do veteran’s homes, which saw the worst death rates. Murphy said this rapid test could be the source of our “salvation” back in April. So why don’t we even have it in our own state-run homes?

Both NJ Transit and Port Authority are further ahead in line, which is disappointing. It shows a lack of urgency where the fire is burning hottest.

“You put your quickest, most accurate test in your most vulnerable population,” as Dr. Perry Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health says. “That’s what should be happening.”

State-run psychiatric hospitals and developmental centers have shown progress on this, too, but the nursing home industry has been mired in bureaucracy with the state, NJ Advance Media’s Ted Sherman reports.

Under state guidelines, only slower swab testing has been allowed, and they haven’t been able to require testing for visitors, like a state inspector or a family member. Requiring temperature

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