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Badger Alloys Expands Capabilities with Major Purchase

Badger Alloys,Inc. has purchased five parcels of land adjacent to its current facility along the 5100 block of State Street in Milwaukee. The company made the multi-year/multimillion-dollar investment to dramatically improve the company’s efficiency, speed and capacity to meet amplified customer demand and anticipated future growth.

The purchase and additional space allow Badger Alloys to consolidate of all of its operations within one footprint. This critical strategic decision will enhance collaboration among the company’s sand-casting foundry, machine shop and pattern shop, ultimately driving efficiency and accuracy in the entire casting process. While the company’s machine shop and foundry have been located in close proximity for years, the newly acquired space now houses Badger Alloys’ dedicated pattern shop, which had been located in a neighboring community.

Emerson Breaks Ground on Ohio Plant Expansion

On Wednesday November 20, 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions officially broke ground at a ribbon cutting ceremony to expand its facility in Ontario, OH, the Richland Source reports. The expansion will consist of two phases, both of which should be completed within the next year.

“The first part of the project will increase the building’s manufacturing space by 12,600 square feet. The new space will increase the capacity of the rotary vane valve operating systems division as well as house an assembly area for the plant’s new electro-hydraulic operator valve operating systems division. The second phase of the project will add an extra 10,9000 square feet to the plant’s shipping area.”

Velan Appoints Bruno Carbonaro as President

Velan Inc. announced the appointment of Bruno Carbonaro as president effective November 11, 2019. Based in Montreal, Carbonaro will report to CEO Yves Leduc and be a member of the executive management committee.

Carbonaro, an engineer by training, brings more than 20 years of experience in the industrial equipment industry, spending the last eight years at Groupe Fives. He started his career in the automotive industry and at the Boston Consulting Group's Paris office. He received his Engineering education at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Emerson Automating Canadian Coal-to-Gas Projects

TransAlta Corporation has selected Emerson as the main automation contractor in its planned conversions of coal-fired units to natural gas. The project is part of TransAlta’s $2 billion Clean Energy Investment Plan that will convert its existing coal assets in Alberta, Canada, to natural gas.

Emerson will lead the design, procurement, installation and commissioning in the replacement of automation systems for coal-to-gas projects at the Sundance and Keephills power plants. The conversion of the first unit begins in fall 2020, with the projects expected to be completed by 2024.

Industrial Valve Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) officially welcomed Industrial Valve as its newest distributor/channel partner associate member. This is the tenth new company to join the association in 2019.

With locations in Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, Industrial Valve repairs all brands and sizes of safety valves and has an extensive library of manufacturer specifications for Farris, Consolidated, Crosby and Anderson-Greenwood.


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