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MRC Global Expands Service to Chemours in the U.S. Gulf Coast

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, valve, fitting (PVF) products and services to all U.S. locations of The Chemours Company. The five-year agreement added the Gulf Coast region and also includes valve automation and specialty piping products. The agreement includes maintenance, repair and operation and capital projects. 


Sunbelt Supply Opens Shanghai Valve and Automation Center

Sunbelt Supply celebrated the grand opening of its new Valve and Automation Center with an open house on May 12, 2016 in Shanghai, China. The open house welcomed 80 customers and manufacturers. Attendees toured the newly stocked warehouse and automation center.

Sunbelt Supply Shanghai is a joint venture with the Shanghai based valve automation distributor, Unicus Technics. Sunbelt Supply has worked with Unicus for over a decade to support shared customers and officially formalized the joint venture in late 2015. 

Mueller Water Products Names New President of Anvil

Patrick Donovan Mueller AnvilMueller Water Products, Inc. announced that Patrick M. Donovan has been named president of Anvil International, effective May 18. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products.

Donovan succeeds Thomas E. Fish, who was with Anvil International and its predecessor company for 34 years, including 16 years as president of Anvil. Fish will retire from Mueller Water Products effective May 31.

Recently Donovan served as president of MIC Group, a division of J.B. Poindexter, Inc. From 2003-2012, Donovan was with Parker Hannifin Corporation, where he led two of its divisions, including its refrigeration and air conditioning valves and controls, and industrial seals businesses. Earlier in his career, he was with Precision Castparts Corporation, where he was president of its Energy Group and Carmet Co. He began his career with FMC Corporation where he served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility. 

Emerson Enters 3D Printing Collaboration in Singapore

Emerson Process Management and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore announced that they have entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement under which they will create a new center for research and development on the methods of using 3D printing for the manufacture of industrial control valves.

The joint lab program is set to start on October 1, 2016 and continue for five years. The research projects involving postgraduate students from NTU will commence in January 2017 and the students are expecting to complete their PhD research project by their fourth year. 

MRC Global to Support BASF's North American Operations

MRC Global Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MRC Global (US) Inc., has been awarded an agreement to be the primary provider of pipe, fitting and flange products and services to BASF Corporation, the North American affiliate of BASF SE.

The three-year agreement is a first between the two companies and includes maintenance, repair and operations and capital projects.

"I'm honored that BASF has entrusted us with their business," Andrew R. Lane, president & CEO, said. "I look forward to the opportunity to put our supply chain and product expertise to work for BASF to create efficiencies and savings while also providing world-class customer service." 

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