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An End-User’s Perspective on Valve Selection and Risk

An End-User’s Perspective on Valve Selection and Risk

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New Test Stamp and More Updates on Pressure Vessel Codes

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Lee Howard Named President of Rotork Controls

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Lee Howard Named President of Rotork Controls

Lee Howard has been named president of Rotork Controls , overseeing both the U.S. and Canada. He replaces the recently retired Bob Arnold, a former VMA chairman, who served as president of Rotork Controls since 1988.

Lee was born in Wales and is a native of the UK. He previously served as managing dire...

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Val-Matic Names Mark Troyanowski VP of Sales & Marketing

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Val-Matic Names Mark Troyanowski VP of Sales & Marketing

Val-Matic Valve & Manufacturing Corp. has appointed Mark T. Troyanowski as vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Troyanowski joined Val-Matic earlier this year and previously worked in various sales management roles at other manufacturing companies.

Over his career, he has participated in seve...

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Chemical Activity Barometer Suggests Accelerated Business Activity

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The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) expanded 0.4% in August following an upward revision for July. This marks the barometer’s sixth consecutive monthly gain. Accounting for adjustments, the CAB is up 3.2% over this time last year, the strongest year over year growth since January 2015. All d...

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Innovation Could Lead to Significant Cuts in Chemical Manufacturing Energy Use

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Scientists from ExxonMobil and Georgia Tech have developed a new technology that could significantly reduce the amount of energy and emissions associated with manufacturing plastics. If brought to industrial scale, this breakthrough could reduce industry’s global annual carbon dioxide emissions ...

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Manufacturing Output Up, Firms Signal Softer Expansion in New Work

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U.S. goods producers saw a further upturn in overall business conditions during August, though the rate of improvement was softer than seen in July. While output continued to rise markedly, total new work rose at a slower pace and employment expanded at the weakest rate in four months. Meanwhile, co...

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Leading Economic Indicators Gained Ground in July

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The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.4% in July to 124.3, following a 0.3% increase in June, and a 0.2% decline in May.

“The U.S. LEI picked up again in July, suggesting moderate economic growth should continue through the end of 2016,” said Ataman Ozyi...

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Richard VandeVusse of VanAire, Inc. Passes Away

Richard VandeVusse, industrialist and visionary died Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Marquette General Hospital.  He was President of VMA associate member VanAire, Inc., Ag Solutions and VanAire Houston.  Dick was born December 8, 1953 in Holland, Michigan.  He graduated 1997 from Michigan Technological University with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Administration.   

Dick has served on many boards including the City of Gladstone Economic Development Corporation, the National Biodiesel Board, LSSU Industrial Advisory Board, Michigan Renewable Fuels Commission, Member of the MTU Presidents Club, Marble Arms Advisory Board, M-Tec Advisory Board, and MUMC Board of Trustees.

Dick’s innovative and entrepreneurial spirit was recognized in 2005 when VanAire, Inc received Michigan’s Cool UP Summit Winner for High Tech Enterprises.  VanAire, Inc received the Delta County Business of the Year Award in 2005.  Also in 2005 VanAire, Inc was recognized as one the top 50 Michigan Entrepreneurial Companies to Watch.  Most recently Dick was honored as one of Michigan’s most outstanding manufacturing leaders by the Michigan Manufacturers Association.

Dick shared his knowledge and was always helping others in the community. He challenged himself and his employees to do better-to go to the next level.  He was a true innovator and visionary.  His legacy will live on.

 

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