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EGC Enterprises Now an ITAR Registered Manufacturer

EGC Enterprises has achieved certification from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registered manufacturer, under ITAR Registration Code M41256. ITAR certification is the export control regulation which is overseen by the U.S. State Department. It is used to control items on the U.S. Munitions List and the Missile Technology Control Regime Annex and applies to defense-related applications for military end-use.

ITAR requires that all manufacturers receiving a customer request for defense articles are compliant. Certified manufacturers must annually receive or renew an application with the DDTC explaining the types of defense activities with which it will be involved and may not allow foreign nationals access to any data or information. It also requires that contractors and subcontractors working on component projects are ITAR compliant as well.

According to John Popovich, Vice President of EGC, “While EGC has long been in compliance with ITAR regulations, formalizing our registration opens up additional opportunities to serve the defense industry with our seals, gaskets and packings. Whether we are supplying seals for valves used on nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, or providing sealing components used on jet engines, we welcome the opportunity to work with customers that deal in ITAR controlled parts. Furthermore, we are especially proud to support defense related products that play a vital role in assisting the brave men and women of our armed services.”  

VMA Welcomes Rayson Company

Rayson ribbon cuttingRayson Company is VMA's newest associate/supplier member. Located in North Houston, Rayson focuses on supplying valve components to the global oil & gas industry. The company offers a variety of services including sawing, welding, turning, milling, CNC and assembly.

"We joined this wonderful organization for the resources it provides to a company like ours. VMA has a reputation of keeping the members informed on the latest industry developments, and the networking with valve industry companies, large and small, is incredible. The camaraderie shared by the company leaders is truly inspiring," said Jan Rayburn, owner/president.  

Emerson Acquires American Governor

Emerson has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, which specializes in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds on Emerson’s technology capabilities in the renewables and power industry. American Governor’s digital governor controllers complement Emerson’s Ovation distributed control system and RX3i programmable automation controllers.

American Governor has an industry-leading hydropower solutions presence, with a global footprint exceeding 1,500 customer locations, and offers aftermarket capabilities with customer service and training programs. American Governor is headquartered near Philadelphia and has about 50 employees. 

Admiral Valve Names Robert Maza Inside Technical Sales Manager

Admiral Valve, LLC d/b/a CPV Manufacturing has appointed Robert Maza as inside technical sales manager. Maza has over 25 years of experience in the technical and industrial sales fields. He previously worked as the director of business development at The John Wood Company and most recently served as the director of sales & business development for Neutronics Inc. in Exton, PA.

Emerson Enters into 7-Year Strategic Alliance with SABIC

Emerson has signed a strategic agreement to serve as a preferred automation services and technologies provider with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to help the petrochemical manufacturer successfully adopt digital transformation programs and optimize operations.

The strategic alliance supports the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 by focusing on localization, strategic partnerships and knowledge transfer, as well as leveraging the strategic and operational capabilities of the organizations involved. 

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