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Metso Wins Valve Order for World's Largest Oil Refinery in India

Metso has received significant repeat order for valves with accessories and spare parts for Jamnagar Phase 3 refinery, the projects are being implemented at the world's largest oil refinery located at Jamnagar Gurajat, India. The refinery complex is owned and operated by Reliance Industries Limited.

During 2014, Metso received several orders for the Jamnagar Phase 3 project. A considerable part of the total order value was booked to Metso's 2014 fourth-quarter orders received.

New Emerson Training Center Helps Customers Strengthen Workforce Skills

Emerson Process Management has expanded its European Educational Services network with a new customer training center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Courses at the new facility cover theory, configuration, installation, operation, troubleshooting, diagnostics and maintenance of Emerson products. Emerson also offers training services using mobile facilities that provide the same hands-on training experience. The center will allow Emerson to further develop its employees’ competencies.

The Cluj-Napoca training center joins the global network of more than 60 Emerson Process Management training centers in over 40 countries. Emerson’s Cluj-Napoca campus is one of the parent company’s largest sites in Europe, with a focus on the development and manufacturing of flow technology and project engineering. In 2014, Emerson expanded its manufacturing and engineering services capabilities in Cluj-Napoca with a $16 million project engineering center and a $60 million flow technology manufacturing building.

AUMA Actuators Names Matthew Thiel Executive Vice President

AUMA Actuators. Inc. has announced that Matthew Thiel joined the company at its Canonsburg, PA headquarters in February as an executive vice president reporting to president, Sam Bennardo. In his new position Thiel will be responsible for AUMA’s North American sales, service and marketing functions.

“Because of his extensive experience and skills,” said Bennardo, “Matthew will provide AUMA with strong leadership at a time when we are expanding into new markets and introducing a new generation of products. These products will be manufactured in AUMA’s Canonsburg facility. Our customers will benefit from quicker response time as we have invested heavily in modernizing and expanding our manufacturing facility to meet the increased demand for our products.”

Previously Thiel worked for other instrumentation companies in various roles including design engineer, product manager, manager of engineering solutions and regional sales manager. Most recently he was the vice president of a business unit where responsibilities included overseeing sales and marketing functions and strategic planning. He earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and is also a graduate of Carlow University with a Masters in Management and Technology and a Masters in Business Administration. He holds professional memberships with IEEE, NFPA, RETA, and ASHRAE. Thiel lives in Glenshaw, PA with his wife and two children.

Bradken Facilities Earn SAI Global Certification

A Bradken foundry in Atchison, KS and machining facility in St. Joseph, KS “both received their certification by SAI Global for successful implementation of an environmental management system. This signifies conformity with international standards for environmental protection,” the St. Joseph News-Press reports.

“We take great pride in this accomplishment,” said Kevin McDermed, president of Bradken's Engineered Products Division. “As the demand for corporate social responsibility increases, this certification demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our environmental performance and striving to reduce our environmental impact.”

Flowserve Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year 2014 Results

Flowserve Corporation announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. The fourth quarter saw fully diluted EPS of $1.16, up 14.9% compared to $1.01 per share. Bookings were $1.32 billion, up 5.6%, or 11.2% on a constant currency basis. Gross profit in the quarter increased $15.2 million to $485.7 million, or 3.2%.

“Flowserve's impressive operating performance includes gross and operating margin improvement across all segments for the full year 2014, culminating in a consolidated operating margin of 16.2 percent, at the top end of our target range established three years ago,” said executive vice president and COO Tom Pajonas.

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