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Emerson Expanding Mississippi Facility


Emerson plans on delivering $500,000 in new equipment to its facility in Sherman, MS. Because of this investment , and its promise of new jobs for the region, the Sherman Economic Development Corp. has approved $150,000 in grants for Emerson.

"We have a relatively new Fisher product that will be reloca...


REXA and CCC Form Joint Initiative


REXA and Compressor Controls Corporation (CCC) have formed a joint initiative to modernize steam turbine controls for enhanced performance based upon each company’s core competency.

There are more than 10,000 turbomachinery trains worldwide powered by CCC. By upgrading mechanical and hydraulic go...


Chevron and Pembina Sign Deal to Build Pipelines, Other Facilities


Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corp. has signed a 20-year deal with Chevron to build natural gas pipelines and processing facilities for a potential production operation in northwest Edmonton, Alberta. The infrastructure developed over the term of this agreement has the potential to represent a multi-...


U.S. in Midst of Biggest Drilling Surge Since 2012


“U.S. drillers pushed ahead on the biggest surge in oil drilling since 2012 as companies take advantage of oil prices that have held steady above $50 for almost three months,” Bloomberg reports .

“Drilling is booming in a few shale plays -- led by the Permian Basin in West Texas and Ne...


U.S. Private Sector Growth Slows from January’s 14-Month Peak


At 54.3 in February, the seasonally adjusted Markit Flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index dropped from 55.8 in January but remained above the 50.0 no-change value for the twelfth consecutive month. The latest reading signaled that private sector output growth moderated from the 14-month high recorded ...


NAM Kicks Off Tour at Emerson Innovation Center in Austin


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) kicked off the 2017 State of Manufacturing Tour at Emerson Innovation Center in Austin, TX—a “hotbed of modern manufacturing.” The event is the first in a series of stops in six states throughout the next week, including a visit with Pr...


2001 Articles

FALL 2001
Advancements in Valve & Actuator Technologies
By Andi Mowrey

ISO Part-Turn Valve and Actuator Standards
By David L. Payne

Existing Process Sampling Methods
By Kevin Cook

The Roll of E-Commerce in the U.S. Valve Manufacturing Industry
By Will Garvin

Valve Repair in the 21st Century
By Greg Johnson

Predict Service Life of Actuator Diaphragms
By Paul Gassman and Ted Grabau

The Challenge of Multi-Channel Distribution
By Dale Stepanek

Breaking the Valve Packing Paradigm
By Meredith Miller, Floyd Jury, & Stan Koloboff

Rapid Prototyping: What the Future Holds for Metal Casters and Casting Buyers
By Ronald Benson

Energy Conservation Through Increased Valve Performance & Efficiencies
By David Stinchcomb

ASTM A990: A New and Better Way to Buy High Nickel Alloy Valve Castings
By James L. Gossett

Plastic Valves Meet Niche Market Needs
By Rick Bolger

Beware of Consultants Selling Cures
By Jim Teegarden

Let's Keep it Simple: Pilot Operated Regulators
By Tom Popeck

An Intro to the 9CR-1 Mo-V Alloys
By Donald R. Bush

How to Comply with OSHA's Ergonomics Program
By Marc Pasternak

Foundry Quality Systems for Pressure Vessels in the 21st Century
By Michael Porfilio

The 'R' Word: The State of the Economy
By David Wyss

Making Traffic Flow II: Implementing the "soft" side of Lean
By Ken Branco

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