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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...


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Advanced Valve & Actuator Technology in the New Millennium: An Inside Look
By Rhondalee A. Dean

Chemical Industry Market Outlook
By Eric J. Linak

Making Traffic Flow: Implementing the Technical Side of Lean
By Ken Branco

Emergency Valve Reliability: The Intelligent Solution
By Reijo Karjalainen and Karl-Kristian Högström

New Generation of Valve Actuators Can Provide Important MOV Predictive Maintenance Data
By Chris Warnett

Welding of Carbon Steel Materials for Use in Sour Service
By Don Bush

Process Solenoid Valves Offer Reliable Performance & Simplified Control
By Richard A. Cook & Sekhar Samy

The Packings & Gaskets Industry Enters the 21st Century
By Rhondalee A. Dean

E-Commerce and the Valve & Actuator Industry
By Misty Knappenberger

Workforce 2000: A Generation Apart
By Glenda Thompson-Norton

U.S. Water Industry Crosses Threshold Privatization, Pricing, and Parlez-Vous Français?
By Dan Noble

There's a Brand Name on the Label, But…Who Really Made This Thing?
By Clyde Hayes

Advanced Technology Rotary Valves Solve Chronic Isolation Problems
By Sekahar Samy & Stan Miller

Use of Valve & Actuators in Today's High-Tech Military Systems
By Rhondalee A. Dean

Valves 2000: A View of the Future
By Dale Stepanek

Prospering with Valves That Think and Communicate
By Wally Stommes

Valves, Actuators, and the European Union-Part II
By Frederic Washburn

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