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Problem-Driven Innovation

Problem-Driven Innovation

Monday, 20 June 2016  |  Mark A. Lobo, P.E.

Developing Alternative Technology to Improve Product Performance

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contracts for U.S. Naval Defense Platforms

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Curtiss-Wright announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $80 million to provide valves for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division ...

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DeZURIK Adds Dedicated Clean Room to Sartell Plant

3 DAYS AGO

In order to ensure proper cleaning procedures are performed on valves intended for oxygen, ozone, chlorine, hydrogen peroxide, isocyanate and other applications, DeZURIK has constructed a new dedicated clean room within its Sartell, MN manufacturing plant.

Operated by trained cleaning technicians, DeZU...

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Global Upstream Spending Slashed by $1 Trillion

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Global upstream development spending from 2015 to 2020 has been cut by 22% or $740 billion since the oil price started to drop two years ago, according Wood Mackenzie's research . When you include cuts to conventional exploration investment, the figure increases to just over $1 trillion. Expect to see...

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EPA Bans Fracking Wastewater Disposal at Public Treatment Plants

3 DAYS AGO

The EPA has finalized a rule establishing pretreatment standards for discharges of wastewater from onshore unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction facilities to municipal sewage treatment plants (also known as publicly owned treatment works, or POTWs). The rule is designed to prevent the discharge...

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U..S. Durable Goods Orders Down 2.2% in May

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New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $5.3 billion or 2.2% to $230.7 billion, the Commerce Department announced today. This decrease , down following two consecutive monthly increases, followed a 3.3% April increase. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 0.3%. Excluding d...

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Federal Judge Halts New BLM Fracking Rules

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“The Obama administration will fight a federal judge’s ruling overturning its effort to regulate hydraulic fracturing on public lands,” Bloomberg reports . The White House says they will take the case to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

“The ruling, issued late Tuesday by Wyoming-based...

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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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