Last updateFri, 15 Nov 2019 6pm

ASCO Engineering Scholarship Recipients for 2019 Announced

Emerson awarded two 2019 ASCO Engineering Scholarships to students who demonstrated outstanding potential for leadership and contributions to the engineering profession — Shiloh Curtis, a senior at MIT, and Tristan Ott, a junior at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).

Curtis and Ott each received a $5,000 scholarship at an awards ceremony held at PACK EXPO and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2019 in Las Vegas, produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. Emerson also awarded two grants of $1,000 to benefit the engineering departments of MIT and Missouri S&T.

Metso Opening Performance Centers in Chile and China

Metso is opening its first Metso performance center in Santiago, Chile and is building up capabilities for a second center in Changsha, China. Additional centers will be opened in major mining regions during 2020-2021.

The first Metso performance center has started its operations in temporary facilities in Santiago and will soon move to new, customized, state-of-the-art premises.

The new Metso performance centers offer continuous automated monitoring, improvements and predictive maintenance services for the customers’ mineral processing equipment, components and processes. The services connect equipment, processes, people and technology worldwide.

Emerson Opens Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology

Emerson has helped design, equip and provide training tools for San Jacinto College’s new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET), designed to empower students of all levels with the skills and training needed to support careers in the evolving petrochemical and refining industries. The new, 151,000-square-foot complex is the largest petrochemical training facility along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The CPET is supported and equipped by Emerson and local Impact Partner Puffer-Sweiven and features an 8,000-square-foot exterior glycol process unit to develop troubleshooting skills for students and incumbent workers.


Badger Alloys Adds Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Tim Truitt has joined Badger Alloys, Inc. as environmental health & safety (EHS) specialist. As EHS specialist, Truitt will be responsible for developing company safety and environmental programs. He also will oversee safety policies as they relate to federal, state and local regulations and codes.

Truitt brings to Badger Alloys a strong background in EHS. He has experience working with the EPA and other federal compliance agencies. Truitt attended the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and is certified in heavy crane and equipment operations through the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).

Forum Energy Technologies Announces Sale of Interest in Ashtead Technology

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their aggregate 40% interest in Ashtead Technology, a subsea rentals company. Total consideration for Forum’s interest and the settlement of a Forum 3 million pound loan to Ashtead will be $47.8 million. Forum will receive approximately $39 million in cash proceeds at close and a new approximately GBP 7 million loan with a three-year maturity. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter. The buyers of Forum’s interest are Buckthorn Partners and other investors that currently own the majority of the equity interests in Ashtead.


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