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Sharing Knowledge at 2017 Valve World Americas Conference

VMA and VALVE Magazine staff were on hand for the recently completed Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, June 20-21. Of the 200+ exhibitors, 45 were members of the Valve Manufacturers Association and representatives from a dozen members also gave presentations during the conference.

Fourteen workshops and seven plenary sessions in the conference covered valve design, cryogenic applications, fugitive emissions and partial stroke testing, staffing and much more.

Valve World Americas Event Set for June 20-21

End users, distributors, EPC/AEC personnel, valve makers and a host of other flow control professionals will gather June 20-21, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX for the biennial Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. The conference attracts attendees from across the United States, Canada, Mexico and other parts of the world. But no matter where they are located, they have this in common: to learn and exchange information about valves and related equipment and to see the products at the Expo.

Is Your Favorite a 2016 Top 10 Article?

Since VALVEMagazine.com was inaugurated many years ago, valve professionals have increasingly taken advantage of the valuable information and insights provided in content created exclusively for and by our readers. Technical articles, economic forecasts, updates on standards and business improvement tips have traditionally been the most popular articles each year, and 2016 was no exception.

Hopefully you’ve read many of the features offered over the past year, but if you’ve run short of time, here is a great opportunity to catch up on the best of the best. Enjoy the top 10 articles published online in 2016 on VALVEMagazine.com, as determined by our readers.

HR Professionals Gather at VMA Workshop

Human resources managers, executives representing their companies and YVPs (young valve professionals) from VMA companies gathered Nov. 14-15 at the Valve Manufacturers Association’s Human Resources Workshop in Houston. Attendees heard from several speakers and shared experiences on a wide range of topics of importance to those responsible for their companies HR activities.

The event kicked off with a welcome and introduction of VMA’s Valve Careers program by Kelly Watson, VMA Communications Committee member, and VP of Sales & Marketing for Watson Grinding & Mfg., based out of Houston. Watson updated attendees on the accomplishments of the initiative thus far—such as the Valve Careers website, marketing videos, social media, members-only resources and more—and additional Valve Careers resources and projects that are on the horizon.

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