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Lubricants: Always Important—Sometimes Essential

Lubricants: Always Important—Sometimes Essential

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Why Air Valves are Needed in Water Applications

Why Air Valves are Needed in Water Applications

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Achieving Profitability Through Maintenance Management

Achieving Profitability Through Maintenance Management

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Control Valve Positioner Performance Diagnostics

Control Valve Positioner Performance Diagnostics

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Gets Environmental Approval

Tuesday, 27 June 2017  |  Chris Guy

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) determined that construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline would result in some advers...

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VMA Members Lead MDM Top Industrial PVF Distributors List

19 HOURS AGO

Modern Distribution Management (MDM) recently published its Top Distributors list for 2017. Four of the top 5 distributors in the Industrial PVF category ; MRC Global, NOW Inc., Wolseley Industrial Group and FloWorks International; are currently VMA members.

“While oil & gas markets have start...

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ITT Announces President of Industrial Process Business

4 DAYS AGO

ITT Inc. has appointed David J. Malinas as president of its Industrial Process business, reporting to Luca Savi, ITT's COO. In this role, Malinas will be responsible for delivering the strategic and operating plans of ITT's Industrial Process business, which employs about 2,500 people globally and h...

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Mountain Valley Pipeline Gets Environmental Approval

-1 DAYS AGO

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) determined that construction and operation of the Mountain Valley Pipeline would result in some adverse environmental impacts, but the majority of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels. This determination is based on a review o...

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Delta Chemical Plant Planned for Houston Area

15 HOURS AGO

Braskem will commit up to $675 million in investment capital towards the design and construction of a new facility, named Delta, located next to Braskem's existing production facilities. Construction is expected to begin mid-summer, with the final phase of main construction targeted for the first qu...

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Texas Manufacturers See 12th Consecutive Month of Growth

-1 DAYS AGO

Texas factory activity increased in June, according to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, fell 11 points to 12.3, indicating output grew but at a slower pace than in May.

Other measures of current manufacturing activity also i...

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Economic Indicators Index Rises for Fifth Straight Month

3 DAYS AGO

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3% in May to 127.0, following a 0.2% increase in April, and a 0.4% increase in March.

“The U.S. LEI continued on its upward trend in May, suggesting the economy is likely to remain on, or perhaps even moderately above, its...

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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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