Shale Gas Growth Keeps PLCA Members Busy

By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | February 2012, Vol. 67 No. 2

The PLCA was formed in 1948 to assist its members through safety programs and labor relations as it pertained to the pipeline construction industry. The association started negotiating labor agreements in 1949 with the United Association, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International and International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

Reflecting on his year as PLCA president, Leines described it as a very memorable, challenging and busy year with all of the activity in the pipeline industry.

“The PLCA represents the industry’s premier companies in pipeline construction and support services,” said Leines. “Our membership has developed a proven track record of success over the last 60-plus years. The PLCA and its membership pride themselves on providing innovative solutions to complex construction issues facing our customers, all while embracing safety, the environment, quality, innovation, timeliness and efficiency.”

Leines term as president will end in February at the association’s 2012 annual meeting when new officers and directors will be elected.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this past year as the president of the Pipe Line Contractors Association,” he concluded. “I will look back fondly on my service to the association and its membership.”

Pipe Line Contractors Association, (214) 969-2700,
64th Annual PLCA Convention
February 21-25
Park Hyatt Aviara
Carlsbad , CA