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Curtiss-Wright’s Exlar Facility Wins Occupational Safety Award

The Curtiss-Wright facility located in Chanhassen, MN, received the Award of Honor in Occupational Safety as part of the Minnesota Governor’s Safety Awards. The Chanhassen site produces Exlar products and earned the highest award by reporting better than industry average recordable rates and scored at least 91 on a 100-point safety program evaluation scale.

Applicants are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. Coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council, Curtiss-Wright will be honored at the 2018 Minnesota Safety & Health conference on Thursday, May 10, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Curtiss-Wright is one of 37 employers to be honored with this prestigious award.

Emerson Acquires Life Sciences Analytics Software Firm

Emerson has acquired Bioproduction Group (Bio-G), which makes simulation, modeling, and scheduling software for biomanufacturing. The scheduling software delivers an instantaneous view, accessible across an organization, into the current and future state of the plant, providing decision support to help increase facility uptime and reduce schedule-related product losses. Bio-G’s software will become a part of Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem.

Forum Energy Technologies Names Ivascu SVP

Forum Energy Technologies has promoted John C. Ivascu to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. James L. McCulloch, general counsel since 2010, has transitioned to serve as chief compliance officer and as an advisor to the chief executive officer.

Ivascu joined Forum in 2011 as assistant general counsel and has held positions with increasing responsibility since that time. He also previously served as an attorney for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement.

Weir Valves & Controls USA Receives Safety Award

Weir Valves & Controls USA Inc. has received the 2018 Weir Safety Award for Innovation by implementing safety kaizens to improve their safety culture. They have regular safety kaizens and have raised awareness and the importance of safety to keep their team safe. They have a cross-functional team to assess areas and challenge the current status quo. The team provides a fresh perspective on how they manage safety and education. This team has not only identified safety concerns but has a 94% success rate for correcting safety issues.

Weir Oil & Gas Opens Midland Customer Service Center

Weir Oil & Gas is opening a new 92,000 square-foot Midland, TX Customer Service Center, located at the David Mims Business Park on Interstate 20. The new center consolidates three existing Permian-area service locations into one central location. It will begin servicing customers immediately.

The center offers pressure pumping and pressure control assembly, repair and testing facilities, a central hub for field service operations, office space and a regional distribution center. The facility will help meet the growing customer demand in the Permian Basin region.

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