PipeLine Machinery International (PLM-Cat) Executive Vice President and General Manager Tony Fernandez welcomed more than 250 people that included local pipeline industry representatives, media and community to the grand opening of the company’s new head office facility in Cypress, TX, on Feb. 9. Cypress is located in the northwest Houston area.
“We are all very proud of this new facility,” said Fernandez. “Creating this efficient and comfortable base for our international operations was a long time coming and a welcome change for our team. We no longer need to rent local yard and service facility space, and our head office operations are housed with our equipment which brings us all closer to our everyday business.”
The PLM-Cat world headquarters is centered on more than 18 acres of land just off State Highway 290 in northwest Houston. The 8,800-square foot service facility includes a state-of-the-art equipment wash bay designed to conserve, clarify and reuse water. Paved and gravelled storage areas can accommodate approximately 150 large units.
PLM-Cat Chief Financial Officer Ted Hill worked closely with the designer and contractor on the office build. “It has been a very interesting project for me and certainly gratifying to see the final product,” said Hill. “The designers, Powers Brown Architects, and the contractor, Burton Construction, have built us a unique and forward-looking space that we can enjoy for many years to come.”
The 16,000-square foot office facility includes 4,000-square feet of open space for future development plus room on the property for building expansion. Office space is available for 50 with 30 people currently working out of this office. Meeting and training facilities onsite will accommodate more than 50 people.
PLM-Cat was established in 2005 and is the first Caterpillar dealership to focus on a particular industry on a global basis. The company provides purpose-built and traditional construction equipment to the mainline pipeline construction industry on projects around the world. PLM-Cat works closely with pipeline owners, contractors and local Caterpillar dealers to provide solutions tailored to the unique product and service needs of this industry.
PLM-Cat’s worldwide activities are currently supported through the corporate offices in: Cypress, TX; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; The Hague, Netherlands; Beijing, China; Melbourne, Australia; and Singapore. 713.939.0007, plmcat.com