Lyall Begins Manufacturing Larger-Scale Products

July 2015, Vol. 242, No. 7

Special to Pipeline & Gas Journal

There is a lot to talk about these days at Lyall. The company that has been supplying gas piping products to natural gas utilities across the United States for the past 45 years continues to expand, bringing its manufacturing expertise to new markets within the oil and gas industry.

With the opening of its 95,000-square-foot facility in New Berlin, WI in 2013, Lyall began manufacturing larger-scale products for customers in the oil and gas midstream and transmission markets. The new facility is equipped with the space, technology and manpower to produce skid-mounted or stand-alone integrated pipeline assemblies such as pig launchers and receivers, pressure reduction stations, LACT Units and gas and water measurement buildings.

Six overhead cranes with capacity up to 12.5 tons move the materials through the manufacturing process run by a team of highly skilled welders and assemblers.

The in-house coating process runs through state-of-the art blasting and paint booths, resulting in a corrosion-resistant, aesthetically pleasing finish that is difficult to reproduce in the field. 3-D modeling and engineering documentation, material test data, quality assurance testing and documentation are included with all products as required. The expansive facility also offers the ability to load trucks indoors, providing shelter from the cold Wisconsin winters.

“Increased demand from our traditional natural gas utility market, combined with new demand from the oil and gas midstream markets for quality in larger fabricated products, resulted in a need for more space,” said CEO Jeff Lyall. “This facility provided solutions on both fronts.”

Continuing an ongoing effort to build a presence in the shale oil market, Lyall opened a new service center in Dickinson, ND. The 4,000-square-foot facility, offering service to well pad equipment in the area, officially opened its doors March 18, with an open house following June 19. The initial start-up operation includes two service technicians, two service trucks (pick-up and craned utility) and will include a repair shop with inventoried parts.

The Lyall pipeline sales office has also been moved to the new facility, calling on the oil and gas wellhead and midstream market. Bruce Lange, COO stated, “The opening of this facility helps Lyall further enhance our commitment, and dedication to, and presence in, the oil and gas wellhead and midstream market in this area of the country.”

When asked about the direction of the company, Lyall said, “Our expansion into these new markets is a natural transition for us. We bring to the table a history of quality and manufacturing expertise that we believe provide tangible benefits to customers in these new markets.”

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