Cross Country Pipeline Supply Co., which sells and rents equipment to the domestic oil and gas pipeline construction industry, has entered the Canadian market by acquiring Sideline Specialty Equipment, which has branches in Conroe, Texas, and Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada.
Sideline is a provider of specialized equipment and support for pipeline projects around the world. Sideline provides innovative equipment and solutions, often designed and built to meet specific project needs.
“The acquisition of Sideline to Cross Country is an important strategic initiative as we seek to expand our North American capabilities,” said Gerry Plescia, CEO of Cross Country. “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 Sideline’s U.S. operation, and Tim 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 of experience in the pipeline industry.
Cross Country Pipeline Supply is based in Aurora, Colo., and also has two branches in Pennsylvania.