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Neil G. Lane was named assistant executive director of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada (PLCAC). He can be reached at 905-847-9383, ext. 216.

Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. announced the election of Steven Hedlund as vice president, Strategy and Business Development, and Earl Ward as vice president, Mergers, Acquisitions and Investor Relations.   
  Hedlund will be responsible for strategic planning and analysis along with long-term project management. Ward will be responsible for Lincoln’s mergers and acquisitions program and investor relations. The risk management and corporate relations departments will report to him.

Mark Gwynn was named industrial manager for American Cast Iron Pipe Co. He will be responsible for the sale of ductile iron pipe, spiral-welded steel pipe and electric-resistance welded steel pipe to national industrial and power markets
Tom Tibor was promoted to senior account manager for Baroid Industrial Drilling Products. Tibor, responsible for major account management in sales and training, will continue to work with customers and distributors in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Inline Services Inc. of Tomball, TX has signed an agreement with Pipeline2Data of Aberdeen, Scotland to represent their line of dataloggers and pipeline environment tools.

Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, Inc. has completed acquisition of Advantage Drilling Fluids LLC. Advantage provides drilling and completion fluid services to oil and natural gas drillers in the Piceance Basin in Colorado and the Uintah Basin in Utah.

Willbros Inc. will move its corporate office from Delaware to Panama as part of a proposed reorganization that will also create a new holding company and separate units overseeing Willbros’ foreign and U.S. operations. Under the plan, Willbros Group, Inc., a newly formed Delaware corporation, will become the parent holding company of Willbros Group, Inc. (Panama). Willbros Group, Inc. (Panama) will continue to own the foreign operations and will spin off the U.S. operations to the new parent company, Willbros Group, Inc. (Delaware).

Cashman Equipment’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) headquarters was completed on Nov. 21, 2008. Approximately 300 Cashman employees from the 3101 East Craig Road location in North Las Vegas will join the power and rental/general construction divisions at 3300 St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, NV, 89052.
  The facility is one of only 115 sustainable projects, currently registered with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), to be certified. Cashman expects to earn the USGBC’s second highest certification, LEED Gold. Only 13 other buildings have been officially certified in the state, nine of which are located in southern Nevada.
  The 54 acre site features seven buildings (administration, parts and service, rental, power, central plant security, and equipment wash), which were constructed with sustainable materials such as concrete tilt panels containing 15% fly ash; terrazzo tile containing 50% recycled glass; earth foundations of Type II soil processed from the site; and, low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and adhesives.
  Each building features many sustainable elements, including abundant natural daylight, ambient lighting, Green Guard furniture, and low-flow facilities with microbial handles.
  The 308,000 square foot campus enhances Cashman’s customer service through changes including, greater parts capacity, additional service bays, new component rebuild capabilities, and expanded training areas.
  The corporate headquarters began moving on Nov. 21.
Cashman Equipment opened for business at the new location on Nov. 24, 2008.