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Velan Awarded Major Nuclear Valve Contracts in China

Velan has been awarded contracts for the supply of nuclear class valves to China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation (CNPEC), China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNPE), China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC), CHINERGY and HUANENG. These nuclear valve orders represent a sales value of about $34 million of which $15.6 million was recorded in backlog prior to the 2015 fiscal year-end. The valves are scheduled for delivery from 2016 until 2018. 

ATI Names Bart Dunaway Regional Sales Manager

Bart Dunaway ATIAutomation Technology Inc. (ATI) has announced that Bart Dunaway has joined the sales team as regional sales manager. His responsibilities will include developing outside sales and building customer relations.

Dunaway enters this role with ATI as an internal promotion from his previous role as manufacturing manager at ATI’s two Texas facilities. His vast experience with ATI products and manufacturing process, working directly with the engineering team and the sales team, give Dunaway well-rounded knowledge of ATI’s complete customized valve automation solutions and the ability to guide ATI customers in actuator selection for their unique applications.

In business for 20 years, ATI is based in Houston, TX and specializes in customized valve automation, using actuators, power systems and control systems.  

FCX Performance Hires Jeff Caswell as Vice President

Columbus, OH-based FCX Performance, Inc. announced Monday that it has hired Jeff Caswell as vice president-corporate development. Jeff will take a leadership role on the company’s ongoing acquisition strategy.

He has over a decade of experience in Corporate Development and most recently was the CFO of the Hamilton Parker Company in Columbus. Jeff's credentials include a BS in Accounting from Miami University and a MBA from The Ohio State University.

"We are excited to have someone of Jeff’s caliber and experience join the FCX Performance team", said Charles D. Hale, CEO of FCX Performance, Inc. “We have a proven acquisition track record, having executed over 15 transactions since 1998.” Hale further added “our acquisition pipeline is at a record level. Jeff’s proven track record will be invaluable as we move forward.”  

Chesterton Breaks Ground on New Corporate Facility Expansion

A.W. Chesterton Groveland GroundbreakingOn April 22, The A.W. Chesterton Company broke ground on an extensive expansion project at its Groveland, MA facility. The expansion will incorporate new corporate offices as well as a customer and employee training facility and large service center covering the New England area. Once completed, this will be the first time in over 115 years that the Massachusetts employees will all be under the same roof.

“The expansion project is a significant stepping stone in growing Chesterton’s knowledge based service offering centered on global issues relating to energy efficiency, emissions abatement, and natural resource usage reduction. The resources and capabilities being incorporated in the new facility will add to our existing portfolio of knowledge backed training programs and global services and will help Chesterton continue to provide the high level support customers appreciate from Chesterton,” said President and CEO Brian O’Donnell.

Edison Awards Honor Victaulic Pipe-Joining Advancement

Edison AwardsVictaulic has been selected as the 2015 Edison Awards Industrial Design bronze award winner for the Style 177N QuickVic™ Installation-Ready™ Coupling. The category distinguishes Victaulic’s latest achievement in mechanical engineering innovation.

Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the renowned American inventor remembered for introducing the world to sound recording and the light bulb, the Edison Awards honor excellence in new product design and innovation. Sharing Edison’s inventive passion, the awards program recognizes innovations that make a positive impact on our daily lives. With sixteen categories ranging from energy and sustainability to industrial design, previous winners include everyday innovations such as the Wi-Fi-enabled LED light bulb to a home soda making machine.

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