PipeLine Machinery International

Traci Read, Senior Editor

On Jan. 13, PipeLine Machinery International (PLM), the first Caterpillar dealership without geographic borders, held a grand opening of the company’s new equipment yard and a working demonstration of the DECKHAND Pipe Handling System, exclusively distributed by PLM.

Watch the PipeLine Machinery-distributed DECKHAND pipe handling system lift, tilt and twirl line pipe. Video from Jan.
Underground Construction's Traci Read interviews LaValley Industries president Jason LaValley, Jan. 13 2011.

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM), Caterpillar’s global pipeline equipment dealer, has recently teamed with LaValley Industries and is the exclusive distributor of the DECKHAND Pipe Handling System, for use in pipeline and directional drilling construction.

PipeLine Machinery International (PLM), Caterpillar’s global pipeline equipment dealer, has recently teamed with Cranesmart Systems and is the exclusive distributor of the Pipelayer System, the industry’s first wireless load monitoring indicator (LMI) system for pipelayers.

Robert Carpenter, Editor

It’s hard to believe in the future when every day you are told that the future is bleak. At least that’s the story we’re being bombarded with by national media. But the recent strength of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition was a refreshing breath of optimism and hope in an otherwise environment of despair.

Vance Arthur McNeil, of Pipeline Machinery International, passed away Jan. 5 after a brief battle with cancer.

At Caterpillar and PipeLine Machinery’s all-day event at the Sam Houston Race Park Oct. 15, a full schedule and a wide array of topics combined to bring pipeline owners, contractors and engineers together for a day of expo and education.
Education sessions
Demonstrations and equipment closeups

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