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Pentair Valves & Controls Hosts Customer Appreciation Training Event

Pentair Valves Controls Hosts Customer Appreciation Training EventMore than 200 representatives from Houston’s refinery, chemical and petrochemical industries joined Pentair Valves & Controls on Sept. 15 at its Pasadena, TX facility for a customer appreciation BBQ and training event. The presented seminars are a part of Valves & Controls’ Pentair University program.

Pentair's Valves & Controls leadership team hosted the event. Additionally, leading subject matter experts hosted three seminars focused on offering guidance on managing widespread industry challenges such as Emergency Shutdown (ESD) and Safety Instrumented Systems ESD, Maximizing Process Productivity in Petrochemical Applications and Overpressure Solutions. 

Mueller Water Products Recognized for Best Smart Water Solution

Mueller Water Products, Inc. received the 2016 Best Smart Water Solution award at the third annual Smart Water Summit in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Mueller Water Products, who won this award for the second time, was recognized for smart technology solutions offered through its Mueller Co., Mueller Systems and Echologics brands. Almost 40 participating smart water technology providers competed for the award, which was voted on by 100 utility executives representing some of the most progressive water utilities in North America.

Sponsored by Smart Grid Summits, the invitation-only boardroom event offers participating providers of smart water solutions access to the executive leadership of North America's public, rural and municipal water utilities. 

Richards Industries Named “Best Place to Work” for Eighth Time

Richards Industries was once again honored as a “Best Place to Work” at the 10th annual Cincy Magazine MANNY Awards, which celebrates manufacturing excellence in the tristate. Richards Industries is a perennial MANNY winner, recognized nine times in the program's ten years. This is the eighth time Richards has received a “Best Place to Work” award.

Company officials say the reason is they're continually striving to make the workplace better. It ranges from little things such as helping an employee apply for a car loan or helping their child hone their interview skills; to big things such as never having a layoff, a reduction in hours or failing to pay annual profit-sharing. 

GE Oil & Gas Supplying Natural Gas Liquefaction Train for BP

GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a contract to supply gas turbine-driven compressors for a third natural gas liquefaction train for the Tangguh expansion in the Papua Barat Province of Indonesia. GE Oil & Gas provided the original equipment for Trains 1 and 2 when the plant was first established.

Indonesia is one of the leading suppliers of LNG in the region and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

The components of the turbo compressor strings supplied by GE Oil & Gas will be manufactured at facilities in Greenville, SC and Florence, Italy, where the train will by assembled and load tested. 

VMA Members Named to 2016 Big 50 List

VMA associate members MRC Global (#9) and Edgen Murray (#17) were named to the 2016 Industrial Distribution Big 50 List. All Big 50 companies are ranked according to 2015 total worldwide sales. Industrial Distribution obtains information for publicly-traded companies based on annual reports, earning statements and company verifications. For the privately-held companies, they rely on self-reported data and follow-up interviews.

“These are trying times in industrial distribution. An ongoing industrial products recession that started when oil prices began their plunge in the summer of 2014 continues to grip the entire sector, putting a strain on distributors and suppliers alike. Many thought conditions would have improved by now, and certain signs say they have. But several prominent distributors say meaningful recovery is still a ways away,” says Industrial Distribution editor Mike Hockett. 


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