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DeZURIK Awarded Dual Training Grant in MN

DeZURIK has received a Dual Training Pipeline grant of $36,000 to provide tuition support for their machinists. DeZURIK employees will receive training and degrees through collaboration with the St. Cloud Technical and Community College for the 2020 school year. The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation first introduced and assisted the DeZurik team with this grant opportunity in 2018. This is the third Dual-Training grant that DeZURIK has received.

The Minnesota Dual Training PIPELINE (Private Investment, Public Education, Labor and Industry Experience) Grant Program supports industries in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services and information technology.

Emmanuel Caprais Taking Over as ITT Inc. CFO

Emmanuel Caprais will succeed Thomas Scalera as CFO of ITT Inc. on October 1, 2020, as part of the company's planned transition process. Caprais, who is currently Group CFO in charge of the Business Unit Finance teams, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Investor Relations, will assume the role of Senior Vice President and CFO.

Caprais joined ITT in 2012 as segment CFO for Motion Technologies and assumed the same role for the Industrial Process segment in 2017. He was named Group CFO in March of this year in addition to leading the Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations functions for ITT.

Setpoint Integrated Solutions Expands Partnership with Ashcroft

Setpoint Integrated Solutions (Setpoint I.S.) and Ashcroft Inc. will continue to build on their established partnership by expanding the existing Authorized Stocking Distributor agreement to include three new Texas locations for the sale of Ashcroft Inc.’s line of Pressure and Temperature Instruments.

Setpoint I.S.’ existing territory in the region includes the Texas “Golden Triangle” and East Texas. The expansion includes three new Setpoint I.S. Texas locations: La Porte, Richwood and Corpus Christi. These distributing facilities service the Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi areas for the sale of the Ashcroft Inc. Pressure and Temperature Instruments.

Setpoint I.S. and Ashcroft Inc.’s partnership dates back over 60 years, and Setpoint I.S. continues to be the legacy representative in the East Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida panhandle territories.

Richards Industrials Wins NAM Manufacturing Leadership Award

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) named Richards Industrials a winner of its 2020 Manufacturing Leadership Award. Richards Industrials has been recognized as the Manufacturing Leadership Council Editor’s Choice Award winner for its shop floor innovations.

The awards are given to companies who have demonstrated excellence in digitizing their factories, connecting their organizations, and transforming their business cultures to one that is future ready in the era of Manufacturing 4.0.

MSS Publishes Revised SP-94-2020 Standards

The Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) of the Valve and Fittings Industry announces that SP-94-2020, Quality Standard for Steel Castings and Forgings for Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Other Piping Components – Ultrasonic Examination Method, has been revised and published by MSS.

Standard Practice (SP)-94 has served as an industry norm for over 37 years; providing methods and acceptance standards for ultrasonic examination of austenitic, ferritic, and martensitic steel castings and forgings for valves, flanges, fittings, and other piping components. This Standard Practice is applicable to the initial examination of castings and forgings and towards the examination of repairs. SP-94 continues to be maintained under the consensus of MSS Technical Committee 304, Quality Standards.

The revised Standard Practice, MSS SP-94-2020, is now available from authorized U.S. and global distributors. It has been published in an electronic version (PDF) and in book format.

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