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Rawson/Industrial Controls Expands Emerson Partnership

Rawson/Industrial Controls, an ERIKS company, has announced an agreement with Emerson Industrial Automation & Controls (formerly GE Intelligent Platforms) to become an official channel partner in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. The announcement expands upon their existing 30-year partnership with Emerson Automation Solutions across seven states in the northeastern U.S.

As a result of the agreement, Rawson/Industrial Controls customers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas will now have access to products and technologies offered by Emerson Machine Automation such as programmable automation controllers (PACs), I/O, industrial computing and displays, SCADA and Edge technologies, motion controllers/drives, human machine interface (HMI) software and more.

Emerson Awards 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarships

Emerson announced the recipients of its 2020 ASCO Engineering Scholarship Program, continuing the company's long-standing commitment to rewarding outstanding engineering students and advancing the workforce of tomorrow. The recipients are Gillian Barach of Toronto, OH, a biomedical engineering major at the University of Akron, and Jacob Lackner of Frenchtown, MT, a mechanical engineering major at Montana State University. Emerson awarded each student a $5,000 scholarship and granted an additional $1,000 to the engineering department of each of their colleges.

FloWorks Acquires Oliver Equipment Company

Sunbelt Supply announces the acquisition of Oliver Equipment Company (OEC) by affiliate FloWorks International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Houston, OEC offers specialty products and services for demanding industrial applications through a network of five branches. Its highly technical sales force supports the maintenance, repair and operations activities for chemical, petrochemical, power generation, refining and other infrastructure focused end markets. OEC will continue to go to market under the OEC brand.

Baker Hughes Signs Agreement to Acquire Compact Carbon Capture

Baker Hughes is acquiring Compact Carbon Capture (3C), a pioneering technology development company specializing in carbon capture solutions. The acquisition underpins Baker Hughes’ strategic commitment to lead in the energy transition by providing decarbonization solutions for carbon-intensive industries, including oil and gas and broader industrial operations.

The advancement of carbon capture technology solutions is widely considered critical to delivering the additional CO2 emissions reduction needed to meet global 2050 climate targets. In the energy and industrial sectors, carbon capture technology is among the most viable decarbonization paths for both retrofitting existing assets as well as for greenfield projects. 3C’s technology can address CO2 capture from different emission sources and can contribute significantly to the decarbonization of customers’ operations.

ValvTechnologies Names Joseph Miller Power Industry Director

ValvTechnologies, Inc. has appointed Joseph “Joe” Miller as industry director for the company’s fossil power division. Based in Denver, Miller will have global leadership responsibility for ValvTechnologies’ power industry group, with a focus on business growth and customer performance in the severe service marketplace.

For the last 15 years, Miller has been president of The Energy Corporation, a consulting firm that helps clients engineer, build, and bring on-line large coal and gas-fired power plants throughout North and South America. Previously, he served as vice-president of engineering for Calpine Corporation where he was an integral part of the company’s massive gas-fired combined cycle construction program. With more than 35 years’ experience in the power industry, Miller has worked on geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, wood-fired, gas-fired, and coal-fired power plants, helping bring onto the grid over 30,000 megawatts of power generation worldwide.

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