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The Fed, the State of the Union and Valves

President ObamaDuring the Valve Manufacturers Association’s last Market Outlook event, one of the issues raised was who the new chairman of the Federal Reserve would be and what that would mean for the economy. As this article is being published, the swearing-in of Ben Bernanke’s replacement, Janet Yellen, has taken place. This occurred in the same week as the State of the Union Address, where other issues affecting those connected with the valve industry were addressed.


VMA Forum: The Challenges of Leadership

Sam Deep largeCyber security, trends in distribution and how to become a better leader were among the topics presented at the 32nd Annual Valve Industry Leadership Forum, which took place in Atlanta on Jan. 16 and 17. Also on the agenda, which focused on the numerous challenges leaders face every day, were a Wall Street appraisal of the economic conditions affecting the industry and an examination of the political climate in the United States.

VALVE Magazine’s Top Ten Stories: 2013

VALVE Magazines Top Ten Stories 2013At VALVE Magazine, we’re always looking for great articles that offer valuable information to our readers. As we plan for a new year, we look back at the previous year to see what most piqued your interest. In past years, articles strong on technical information have been favorites, and 2013 was no different. However, the top two spots were nabbed by quite different topics!

So…. Drum roll, please…. In reverse order, the top ten articles published online in 2013, as determined by you, our readers. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read them, take advantage of this list to find out what you’ve been missing! Just click on the title to get directly to the article at VALVEMagazine.com.

Employment Snapshot Report

Employment Growth graphDuring a briefing at the 75th anniversary annual meeting in October, the results of the VMA’s latest research project were revealed. The Employment Snapshot Report provided insight on the state of employment for VMA member companies, and came about as a result of a representative telephone survey conducted of 37 of the nearly 100 members of the association of valve, actuator and control companies, their suppliers and distributors/channel partners.

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