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Weir Valves and Controls Wins Exelon HCVS Project

On Dec. 8, 2014, Weir Valves and Controls USA Inc. (WVC USA) was awarded the fleet contract for Hardened Containment Vent System isolation valves by Exelon Corporation. WVC USA will supply its industry/application proven TRICENTRIC triple offset butterfly valves to the Exelon fleet of affected Mark I and Mark II BWR's (6 sites) over the next 2-3 years.

Mandated by the NRC, the purpose of this post-Fukushima plant upgrade project is to provide assurance that, during and after a Fukushima-like event, there is sufficient venting capacity to maintain containment integrity and provide for safe plant shutdown. The award was based on a comprehensive evaluation of technical qualifications (valve design, testing, installed base, performance, etc.) and commercial terms. To learn more about the NRC requirement or view an application video, visit www.weirpowerindustrial.com

Metso Opens Technology Center in South Korea

Metso's Neles Globe Valve Technology Center in South Korea has begun to deliver globe valves for oil & gas and power customers locally and globally. The plant is located in Chungju city, about 120 km southeast of Seoul.

The technology center features component manufacturing, a flow-testing laboratory with a cryogenic test facility and engineering services. The plant also features a unique monorail manufacturing line, designed to follow Lean principles.

Colfax Names Terry Ross Vice President, Investor Relations

Colfax Corporation announced that Terry Ross has been named vice president, investor relations reporting to Scott Brannan, SVP and CFO of Colfax. In this role Terry will be responsible for all IR initiatives including quarterly results and corporate announcements, investor outreach and marketing efforts. Terry will work closely with Scott Brannan over the coming months to transition the primary IR contact role.

Terry has over 20 years of operational and financial experience. He most recently served as SVP and general manager of reliability services for Colfax Fluid Handling, leading the unit through two years of organic and acquisitive growth. Prior to joining Colfax, Terry held executive leadership, marketing and manufacturing positions with Crane, Danaher and GE.

ValvTechnologies Names Benny McCallum GM of MCE Group

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has named Benny McCallum General Manager of MCE Group, plc, UK-based master valve distribution, modification and service facility.

Based in Stockton-On-Tees, McCallum will be responsible for the business management of MCE Group including business development and sales, customer service and operations management. McCallum previously served in sales and operations management positions at Tyco Valves and Controls and PCC Flow Technologies.

Rotork Named One of Britain’s Most Admired Companies

On Dec. 2, at Claridges Hotel in London, Rotork once again topped the Engineering & Machinery category and finished 7th in the overall category. Other highlights included 2nd place in the Quality of Goods & Services and Use of Corporate Assets categories.

Organized by Management Today magazine, the awards are based on the results of the Britain's Most Admired Companies survey, conducted by Professor Mike Brown and his team at Birmingham City University. Using responses from board level representatives, as well as analysts and City commentators, the survey is a peer review of corporate reputation. Companies across 26 sectors marked each other out of ten across nine different criteria. These range from the firm's ability to innovate and the quality of its marketing to its financial performance and the strength of its management team.

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