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Emerson Expanding Mississippi Facility

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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...

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REXA and CCC Form Joint Initiative

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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...

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Chevron and Pembina Sign Deal to Build Pipelines, Other Facilities

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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-...

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

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“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...

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

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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 ...

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NAM Kicks Off Tour at Emerson Innovation Center in Austin

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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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VMA Welcomes SMG Valves; Valve Repair Solutions is Latest VRC Member

Both the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) and its affiliated group for OEM-authorized repair shops, the Valve Repair Council (VRC), added new members to their rosters in the last quarter of 2008.

VMA welcomes SMG Valves, A Unit of Southern Mfg. Group, Inc. of Morrison, TN. The company manufactures non-lubricated plug valves for use in the chemical, petrochemical, power, mining and paper industries. Learn more about the SMG Valves at www.smg-global.com.

New to the VRC is Valve Repair Solutions Inc. (www.valverepairsolutions.com), a valve repair and inline machining shop. The company is headquartered in Camden, SC.

Companies that manufacture valves, actuators and controls in the U.S. and/or Canada may qualify for membership in VMA. To learn more, visit VMA.org , and click on Members in the navigation bar, or email VMA President Bill Sandler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information on the VRC, visit VMA.org and click on Valve Repair Council, or contact VRC Executive Director Marc Pasternak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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