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VMA Welcomes CGIS as a New Distributor/Channel Partner (Associate) Member

CGIS is a global supplier of high-performance valves, controls and automation. Having originated in Canada 40 years ago, the company has expanded its reach through additional locations in Canada, as well as the U.S. and Australia. CGIS works with engineering, mining and mineral processing, oil and gas, energy, power, pulp and paper, chemical, and water and wastewater companies across six continents.

Emerson Selected to Modernize TVA Power Plant

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has selected Emerson to modernize and optimize its Magnolia power plant that delivers reliable, cleaner electricity to customers. The Magnolia project is part of TVA’s five-year, $110 million investment to install digital technologies across its power generating fleet. Emerson’s software and technologies will support TVA’s efforts to digitally transform the Mississippi plant through advanced operations, enhanced cybersecurity and digital twin-enabled training.

The 980-megawatt Magnolia plant, in operation since 2003, uses combined cycle technology, generating up to 50% more electricity from natural gas while producing less emissions than other sources.

Emerson and TVA are using virtual technologies in place of face-to-face interaction to keep the project moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curtiss-Wright Announces CEO Succession Plan

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced a CEO succession plan in which Lynn M. Bamford, currently president of the defense and power segments, will be named president and CEO and a member of the board of directors, following David C. Adams’ planned retirement as CEO on January 1, 2021. To ensure a smooth transition, Adams, 67, will continue as executive chairman of the board through May 2022, at which time Bamford will assume the dual role of chairman and CEO.

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