Caterpillar creates division to focus on pipeline construction industry

Caterpillar has created a new division that will focus on the pipeline construction industry. The company also formed a new dealership – PipeLine Machinery International – to maintain customer relationships, merchandise purpose-built Caterpillar pipeline products and provide solution packaging to customers. Caterpillar Global Pipeline will work with the new dealer to increase utilization of specialty pipeline equipment while establishing a higher level of focused expertise for all areas of the world, according to the company. Caterpillar group president Gerry Shaheen said global energy demand is driving an increase in worldwide pipeline construction activities. The Global Pipeline division and Pipeline Machinery International will be headquartered in Houston.