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Metso Providing Valves for Oman Petrochemical Complex

Metso will supply 400 Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) Project in Sohar, Oman. The new complex will process light ends produced in Orpic's Sohar Refinery and its aromatics plant as well as optimize natural gas liquids extracted from currently available natural gas supplies.

The order is included in the first-quarter 2017 orders received by Metso. The value of the order will not be disclosed. Metso's valves will be delivered in the beginning of 2018. Earlier, Metso had been selected to supply ESD and control valves to Orpic's Sohar Refinery Improvement Project in Oman in 2015. 


Curtiss-Wright Earns Safety Award for Third Year in a Row

A Curtiss-Wright facility located in Chanhassen, MN, received a Governor’s Safety Award for superior performance in workplace safety and health as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards. The Chanhassen site produces Exlar electric actuators and earned this award by reporting better than industry average recordable rates and scored between 50 and 74 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.

Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council, Curtiss-Wright will be honored at the Minnesota Safety and Health Conference on Thursday, May 18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Curtiss-Wright is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program. 

Key Bellevilles Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Key Bellevilles, widely considered to be the largest manufacturer of bellevilles in the world, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently sat down with founder and president Robert J. Key, and others, for a feature article on the company.

“Key Bellevilles Inc. has built its 50-year history on one product used in many things — from the mechanical shark in ‘Jaws’ to space shuttles,” the article begins.

According to Key, “[t]here currently are 77 employees, and, while that number is down slightly from a few years ago because of automation, the company hasn't had a layoff in 45 years.” 

Spirax Sarco Awarded for Top Safety Records

Spirax Sarco Awarded for Top Safety RecordsSpirax Sarco was recently presented with a Commendation of Excellence award for exemplary top safety records at its two sites, Carolina Pines and Northpoint, located in Blythewood, SC.

These awards from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, which represents more than 18,000 businesses and more than one million employees, were given to companies and organizations who achieve a commendable lost workday case rate during the 2016 calendar year. This includes any occupational injury or illness that results in an employee being unable to work a full assigned work shift. 

Brenda Combs of MRC Global Recognized

Brenda Combs, senior director of implementation services at MRC Global, was recently honored by Supply House Times as one of 20 women to watch in the PHCP-PVF supply chain industry.

Supply House Times “asked our industry partners to tell us about these difference-makers. The results are our third annual look at some of the many women enjoying productive industry careers and their thoughts on their current positions, how they broke into the business and their advice for young women considering a career in the industry.” 

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