LaValley Industries, manufacturer of the DECKHAND® Pipe Handling System, hosted an open house recently at their new facility in Bemidji, MN. LaValley Industries showcased the new DECKHAND® L in live demonstrations handling 20”, 24”, 30”, and 36” diameter pipes up to 80’ long.

The DECKHAND® XL was also on display, complete with 42” pipe arms and the standard DECKHAND® “DH that started it all, which handles 3” to 24” diameter pipe.

Guests from around the country attended the open house and took part in live DECKHAND® demonstrations throughout the afternoon. The DECKHAND® work tool can safely and efficiently load and unload pipe from trailers, railcars, pipe stacks, and drill rigs. To demonstrate the ease of operation and the DECKHAND® total pipe control system, guests were encouraged to operate the DECKHAND® and see the benefits first hand.

One guest, Shad Clisby, an operator for Premay Equipment L.P., spent last winter working on a 36” pipeline project in Alberta, Canada. Over the course of the project, Clisby personally moved over 5,000 joints of 36” pipe using the DECKHAND® Pipe Handling System.

“Using the DECKHAND to move pipe makes my job easier and more enjoyable,” said Clisby. “I wouldn’t dream of using anything else. The DECKHAND is the future.”

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