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Deckhand Case Study

Admin LaValley
Friday, December 15, 2017


Thanks to our friends at CRC-Evans and Pipe Contractors, LLC for sharing this recent case study. Just another example of the efficiencies the DECKHAND has to offer.






TONGHAND Presented at the 2017 Novel Construction Plenary Session

Admin LaValley
Tuesday, November 07, 2017


LaValley Industries was recently invited to Geneva, Switzerland by the International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors Association (IPLOCA) as part of the Novel Construction Initiative to present on the TONGHAND Exit Side Wrench; which is revolutionizing exit side HDD Operations. IPLOCA is an international organization that provides the opportunity for its more than 260 members to share ideas and shines a light on new developments to promote health and safety within the pipeline construction industry. Jason LaValley, CEO and Jorge Prince, CFO presented on behalf of LaValley Industries. Follow the link below to view their presentation:



2017 New Technologies Award Presented to LaValley Industries at the IPLOCA Annual Convention

Admin LaValley
Monday, November 06, 2017


During the International Pipeline & Offshore Contractors’ (IPLOCA) Annual Convention this October in Mexico City; LaValley Industries and CRC-Evans Pipeline International were presented the 2017 IPLOCA New Technologies Award sponsored by British Petroleum(BP). This award was presented in recognition of LaValley Industries’ newest product, “TONGHAND®. TheTONGHAND® is an excavator attachment that allows a single operator to perform all exit side HDD operations with precision from the safety of the cab.

IPLOCA states that the New Technologies Award is “given in recognition of a significant achievement in the development of new pipeline technologies. The Adjudication Committee selected this entry because the tool is innovative and improves health and safety.”

You can learn more about the award and presentation at:

Pictured are Jason LaValley of LaValley Industries and Brian Laing of CRC-Evans Pipeline International accepting on behalf of their respective companies.

LaValley Industries would like to thank IPLOCA and BP for this honor; and we look forward to the future as we strive to bring innovation and enhanced safety to pipeline construction.


TONGHAND Wins 2017 IPLOCA Technology Award

Admin LaValley
Thursday, October 05, 2017

I’m really pleased to confirm that the 2017 IPLOCA New Technologies Award Adjudication Committee has named CRC-Evans Pipeline International and LaValley Industries as the Winners for the TONGHAND Exit Side Wrench. Certificates and trophies were presented to you during the 2nd OGM held in Mexico.


Bemidji Intern Helps Develop Prototype

Admin LaValley
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LaValley Industries was pleased to give Brendon Speck a summer internship opportunity in partnership with the SciTechSperience internship program.


DECKHAND Calculator

Admin LaValley
Monday, August 17, 2015

LaValley Industries has released the DECKHAND Calculator App!  Simply enter in the pipe’s diameter, wall thickness, and length in either Imperial or Metric to get the weight in both lbs. and kg.

If you’re looking for a way to move that pipe; the app can suggest which DECKHAND® configuration will work best for that pipe. Simply click the “Recommended Attachment Results” button after entering the pipe information. 

Best of all, you can access it from wherever you are!  It's available on your computer or for your Android or Apple device!  Check it out by clicking the picture below.

LaValley Industries announces the production of the 100th DECKHAND.

Admin LaValley
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Press Release: LaValley Industries Strengthens Resources

Admin LaValley
Thursday, January 08, 2015


Admin LaValley
Tuesday, January 28, 2014


LaValley Industries Welcomes a New Account Specialist!

January 13, 2014, Bemidji, MN – LaValley Industries is proud to announce and welcome Craig Larson as the company’s dedicated Vermeer Account Specialist. LaValley Industries is the premium provider of pipe handling attachments to the Pipeline and Horizontal Directional Drilling industries. Larson will be responsible for distributor coordination, sales team training, and technical support to the Vermeer global dealer network. During his successful 16 year career in the directional drilling industry, he has worked for Ozzies Directional Drilling, HMS and most recently, Michel’s Directional Crossings (a division of Michels Corporation). Some of the more notable projects he has worked on include:
Maritimes North East / Hubline Project (Boston, 2003)
Israel Electric Corporation / Horizon Offshore Project (Israel, 2004)
Gaz Metro, ST. Lawrence Seaway (Quebec, 2005 World Record)
BpTT NOEL Project, West Indies, (Trinidad, 2006 World Record)
Guam Waterworks Authority, (Guam, 2007)
Spectra Energy, NY-NJ Expansion Project. (2012-13).

 "I am thrilled to be part of the LaValley Industries team. My entire career has been spent in the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry and I look forward to continuing that tradition as I begin a new chapter in introducing new industry changing technology to our current and future customers through the global Vermeer network."

Jason LaValley, LaValley Industries President and CEO, states “We are very excited to welcome Craig to the LaValley family. He brings to us and our customers tremendous experience, knowledge and is respected throughout the industry for his honesty, integrity and accomplishments. He truly shares our vision, passion and above all, our commitment to satisfying our customers’ needs 24/7.”

You may Contact Craig at 218-444-3030 or

Enclosed Shipping Crates

Admin LaValley
Thursday, September 05, 2013
LaValley Industries is now offering general purpose enclosed shipping/ storage crates!

These crates are waterproof and they are build to carry high capacities of cargo.

Visit the Shipping Crates page for more information.