October 2015 Vol. 70 No. 10


Sideline Specialty Equipment Merges With Cross Country Pipeline Supply Company

Cross Country Pipeline Supply (Cross Country), a leading equipment and supplies provider to the domestic oil and gas pipeline construction industry, announced that it has acquired Sideline Specialty Equipment (Sideline). Through the acquisition of Sideline, Cross Country has entered the Canadian market. Financial terms of the transaction are undisclosed.

With offices in Conroe (near Houston), TX, and Spruce Grove (near Edmonton), Alberta, Canada, Sideline is a provider of specialized equipment and support for pipeline projects around the globe. Sideline provides innovative equipment and solutions – often designed and built to meet specific project needs – and services for a wide variety of pipeline projects.

Gerry Plescia, CEO of Cross Country, said, “The acquisition of Sideline to Cross Country is an important strategic initiative as we seek to expand our North American capabilities. The addition of an outstanding Canadian operation will enable us to serve an important energy market. We will also add excellent operations in the critical Houston market, as well as new business development capabilities that will help us to secure new business opportunities worldwide. We are pleased to welcome Bill Marhofer and Tim Martin, and their talented teams, to Cross Country and look forward to working together to build a leading pipeline equipment rental and supply sales company.”

Marhofer, president of the Sideline’s U.S. operation, and Martin, president of the Canadian operation, will join Cross Country in senior operational and business development roles. Marhofer and Martin each have more than 30 years’ experience in the pipeline industry.

Marhofer anticipates the merger will provide better access to heavy equipment, pipeline supplies plus testing equipment from Power and Associates. With multiple locations for equipment and supplies (Aurora, CO; Conroe, TX; Pecos, TX; Washington, PA; Mansfield, PA; Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada) the company will be strategically located to meet project specific requirements.

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