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“Borrowing” a Distributor Partner’s Capabilities

“Borrowing” a Distributor Partner’s Capabilities

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From Cannon Balls to Pressure Seals: Graphite for Sealing

From Cannon Balls to Pressure Seals: Graphite for Sealing

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Texas Manufacturing Continues to Expand, Outlook Improves

Monday, 25 June 2018  |  Chris Guy

The expansion in Texas factory activity continued in June, albeit at a slower pace than in May, according to business executives responding to the Texa...

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SVF Flow Controls Joins VMA

2 DAYS AGO

This week SVF Flow Controls became a full member of the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA). This is the fourth new VMA member in 2018 so far.

For over 35 years SVF Flow Controls of La Palma, CA has been manufacturing ball valves, actuators and controls for all industrial applications.

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Emerson Wins Global Tank Storage Award

3 DAYS AGO

Emerson’s Rosemount 5900S 2-in-1 Radar Level Gauge has won the Outstanding Terminal Safety Technology Award at the 2018 Global Tank Storage Awards. This award is given to a product or technology that adds an additional layer of safety to the terminal and reduces risk to employees and the surroun...

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Unfractured Wells On the Rise in Permian Region

-1 DAYS AGO

“The vast pipe networks that haul crude from the Permian basin are almost completely full thanks to a production boom in the oil-rich area of West Texas and New Mexico that rivals Saudi Arabia’s Ghawar field in massiveness. Explorers who’ve been drilling feverishly to cash in on an...

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U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Continue to Gain

3 DAYS AGO

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes continued to gain during the second quarter, increasing 0.5% in May after an upwardly revised 1% gain in April and a 0.4% gain in March. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving average (3M...

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Texas Manufacturing Continues to Expand, Outlook Improves

-1 DAYS AGO

The expansion in Texas factory activity continued in June, albeit at a slower pace than in May, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey . The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, declined 12 points to 23.3, signaling a deceler...

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IHS Markit: Manufacturing Loses Momentum in June

-1 DAYS AGO

June data highlighted a clear loss of momentum for the manufacturing sector, following the strong growth rates seen in recent months. At 54.6, down from 56.4 in May, the seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) signaled the slowest improvement in o...

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Business School Professors: Will Winner of November Election Matter?

To hear the two candidates tell it, the U.S. presidential election offers a dramatic choice on the economy: Vote for me, each says, if you want a robust recovery; pick my opponent, and we'll plunge back into recession.

But regardless of who wins, important economic factors will remain facts of life. Millions of American homeowners are "underwater," owing more than their homes are worth and weakening the consumer demand that is key to the economy. Employers, even if they are flush with money, won't hire more workers until they need them -- when demand rises or appears ready to.

The debt crisis in Europe resists a quick solution, and deficits and overhanging debt in the U.S. are too big to be whittled down very fast. These deficits will compete for federal revenue that could stimulate the economy through more spending or cuts in taxes.

Given the size of these problems, what is the most likely economic landscape to emerge after the election if President Barack Obama, a Democrat, wins, or if Republican challenger Mitt Romney wins?

Three faculty members at Wharton, the business school of The University of Pennsylvania, say that, either way, the future is likely to look much like the present, for several years at least. "The notion in the political debate is that if you just do something a little bit differently, things will get much better. But it doesn't work like that," says finance professor Franklin Allen.

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