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ValvTechnologies Recognized as Fittest Company in Houston

The Fit Company Challenge, presented by Fit Company Institute, is a bi-annual fitness competition designed to encourage employees to be active in the office and on the field. ValvTechnologies, Inc. took first place overall in the medium division at this year’s fall event.

Challengers from companies in the Houston area exhibited their mental and physical stamina as they competed against each other in a three-course fitness event designed to test their strength, agility and endurance.

Future Neles Corporation Signs Distribution Agreement

Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, has signed a distribution agreement with Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB in Sweden. It will help to further expand the coverage of Metso’s valve offering in all customer industries in Sweden, especially in the energy and mining sectors. The agreement will be effective from February 1, 2020.

Axel Larsson Maskinaffär AB is a family company in valves and instruments founded in 1949. The company’s headquarters is in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm County and has 42 employees.

Emerson Named to Food Logistics’ Annual List

Food Logistics has named Emerson to its 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list. The annual FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers serves as a resource guide of software and technology providers whose products and services are critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain.

Companies on this year’s 2019 FL100+ Top Software and Technology Providers list will be profiled in the November/December 2019 issue of Food Logistics.

Metso’s Valve Business Opens New Service Centers

Metso’s valve business, future Neles Corporation, will establish two new service centers in Lisbon, Portugal, and in the Mulhouse area, France, to increase its valves’ service availability and presence close to customers. Future Neles currently has 40 service sites in more than 20 countries.

The service center in Portugal was opened during the third quarter of 2019. The opening of the service center in France is planned for the second quarter of 2020.

Baker Hughes to Go 100% Renewable at its 170 Texas Facilities

Baker Hughes has entered into an agreement to purchase 100% of its Texas electricity from renewable sources. Designed in collaboration with Energy Edge Consulting and EDF Energy Services, the agreement combines renewable energy from the Texas-based White Mesa Wind project, owned and developed by Apex Clean Energy and the Talitha solar project, owned and developed by 7X Energy. The combination of wind and solar assets creates an energy production profile that aligns with Baker Hughes’ electricity use patterns around the clock and is more beneficial than purchasing all of the company’s Texas energy needs from a single renewable asset.


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