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VMA Welcomes New Leaders, Honors Members and Looks Forward

vma 15meeting WhiteGroupThe Valve Manufacturers Association elected new board members, presented awards to people who have served the organization and listened to speakers share their ideas on how the economy and the industry are faring at the 77th Annual VMA/VRC (Valve Repair Council) Meeting Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Naples, FL.

Filling the Gap with Valve Basics Training

Filling the Gap with Valve Basics TrainingFive years after the first Valve Basics Seminar was held, the course continues to attract a diverse array of young industry professionals from across the U.S. and Canada. More than 1,000 people have attended the course, which originally was designed as a one-day event and eventually grew to two full days. Now, with continual feedback from past attendees indicting they wanted “more” Valve Ed, VMA’s Education & Training Committee is launching a third day of programming in 2015.

VMA’s Annual Meeting: Elections, Awards and a New Initiative

Ivan and BillBoard members were elected, special members were recognized and a new career program was approved at the Valve Manufacturers Association’s 76th Annual Meeting Sept. 18-20 at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain in Marana, AZ. Association members also heard from several experts in the economic and consulting fields.

WEFTEC 2014: Bigger than Ever

WEFTEC13The Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), the largest water event in North America, is expected to beat records for exhibits and session attendance that were set in 2013.

Valve World Expo Opens Third Exhibit Hall

Valve World ExpoValve World Expo, the 9th Biennial Valve World Conference & Exhibition, Dec. 2-4, 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany, has grown significantly since the event moved to that location. In the first year, 2010, 535 companies exhibited; by the second year, 2012, there were 591 and this year, there are already more than 625 with three months to go. Because of that growth, the expo organizers have opened up a third exhibit hall for total exhibit space of more than 190,000 feet.



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