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Powell Valve Approves Flotech as Authorized Repair Facility

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The Wm. Powell Company recently approved Flotech as an authorized modification and repair facility for Powell Valves.

“Flotech has been manufacturing and repairing valves for over 40 years. Adding another high quality valve manufacturer to the list of valve companies Flotech represents speaks vol...

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CIRCOR Reports Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results

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CIRCOR International, Inc. reports revenue of $158 million, GAAP EPS of ($0.12) and adjusted EPS of $0.48 in the fourth quarter of 2016 . CIRCOR had an operating cash flow of $20 million and free cash flow of $17 million for the quarter. Cost control and restructuring actions continued to drive bottom...

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Southern California Updating Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) will upgrade or replace 50 to 60 pipeline valves in 2017 to further enhance the safety of its system. The effort is part of SoCalGas' Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan (PSEP), a multi-billion-dollar program that tests and updates the natural gas pipeline infra...

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How New U.S. Policies Will Affect the Chemical Industry

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“In 2017, barring a recession in the U.S. and Europe or a slowdown in China, Moody’s Investor Service expects EBITDA in the chemicals industry to slip by 1 or 2% year-over-year.”

A new report from PwC predicts that the Trump administration “is likely to embrace policies that are...

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Empire State Manufacturing Expands at Fastest Rate Since 2014

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Business activity expanded at a solid clip in New York State, according to firms responding to the February 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index rose twelve points to 18.7, its highest level in more than two years. The new orders index climbed to 13.5,...

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Philly Fed Manufacturing Conditions Continued to Improve in February

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The index for current manufacturing activity in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware increased from a reading of 23.6 in January to 43.3 this month and has remained positive for seven consecutive months. The share of firms reporting growth continues to increase: More than 48% of the ...

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2011 CHEM SHOW set for Nov. 1-3 in NYC

The 54th edition of The CHEM SHOW will offer several new features as it celebrates its 96th year of serving the chemical process industries, Nov. 1-3, 2011, at New York Cityʼs Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show will focus on core processing topics such as: Process Control and Automation; Optimizing Process Efficiency; Water/Wastewater Treatment; Emerging Technologies; and Saving Energy.

The 2011 Show will also include enhancements of interest to buyers from all segments of the process industries including:

  • A comprehensive conference program developed and coordinated by AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
  • A process control & automation center
  • Expanded support from leading industry associations and trade publications
  • Special educational series for pump users presented by Texas A&M Turbomachinery Laboratory

Of particular interest to Valve Magazine readers and others who wish to learn more about valves and actuators is a free seminar sponsored by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA)—An Introduction to Valves, Actuators and Controls—scheduled for Tues., Nov. 1, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The seminar is a condensed version of the popular 1½ day Valves & Actuators 101 course offered by VMA at a variety of locations around the country.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Visit The CHEM SHOW web site at www.chemshow.com for complete information or contact show management (International Exposition Company) at 203-221-9232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ABOUT THE CHEM SHOW: Since 1915, the CHEM SHOW has been the CPI professionalʼs single best resource for new products, new ideas and new services. Itʼs a hands-on, interactive event that showcases a wide spectrum of emerging technologies. The unique industry forum creates a dynamic marketing environment unequaled by any other process industries event in North America. The CHEM SHOW is produced and managed by International Exposition Company (IEC), 15 Franklin Street, Westport, CT 06880; phone: 203.221.9232; fax: 203.221.9260; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website: www.chemshow.com.

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