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FlexSteel Forges Distribution Partnership With LaValley Industries

Houston, TX, July 20, 2015 – FlexSteel, a leading provider of spoolable steel reinforced pipeline products, announced its strategic distribution agreement with LaValley Industries to globally provide the DECKHAND® for the flexible pipe market.

The DECKHAND® pipe handling system, manufactured by LaValley Industries, is an interchangeable, hydraulically-driven excavator bucket replacement attachment that provides 360-degree pipe rotation, and main beam tilts up to 19 degrees. This system helps operators reduce the time and cost associated with pipeline installations, and enhances operational safety by removing crew interaction with the pipe during pipeline transportation and installation.

“Since 2012 we have had a strong relationship with LaValley Industries and we are excited to further our partnership with them,” said Brian Anderson, Vice President of Operations Planning and Execution at FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies. “The DECKHAND® has been an instrumental tool in the installation of FlexSteel’s 6-inch and 8-inch pipe, and has allowed installers to increase their efficiency during installation.”

“The combination of the DECKHAND® with FlexSteel’s pipe provides a win-win for any pipeline operator,” said Jason LaValley, CEO of LaValley Industries. “The reduced footprint and installation speed of both products offers a safe and reliable solution for the Oil and Gas Industry.”

FlexSteel’s distribution agreement with LaValley Industries authorizes FlexSteel to exclusively sell the Flexible Pipe Arms and also qualifies the company to sell other LaValley attachments such as the Mat Arms, which help operators, reduce the time to dig out and position road mats.

For operators and contractors looking for a safe easy-to-use pipe handling solution, or for information about FlexSteel, visit www.flexsteelpipe.com.

About FlexSteel – FlexSteel Pipeline Technologies is the global manufacturer of FlexSteel - a steel reinforced pipeline solution primarily used in the Oil & Gas industry that combines the durability of steel with the installation, performance and cost benefits of spoolable pipe products. Highly corrosion resistant and more durable than other flexible pipe, FlexSteel combines the best features of all currently available pipe options to deliver superior life-cycle performance and value. For more information about FlexSteel, please visit www.flexsteelpipe.com.

About LaValley Industries – LaValley Industries is the privately held manufacturer of the DECKHAND®, an interchangeable, hydraulically-powered excavator bucket replacement attachment, used for drill pipe handling, pipe handling, utility work, and weld positioning. For more information about LaValley Industries, please visit www.lavalleyindustries.com.