ValvTechnologies welcomes Quality Controls Inc. as a distributor

Edited by Margo Ellis

ValvTechnologies, the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, severe service isolation valve solutions, welcomes Quality Controls Inc. (QCI) as a new distributor.
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Insights

Use social media to attract young manufacturing talent

Edited by Lori Beckman, Senior Editor

Nicole Wolter, president of HM Manufacturing and a millennial, suggests tips for creating a social media feed that attracts young people to manufacturing. 

Education

Baker Hughes Foundation contributes $800,000 to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Edited by Margo Ellis

The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced $800,000 in grants to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for the 2021-22 academic year, part of the Foundation’s long-running mission to promote education and opportunity in the communities where Baker Hughes employees live and work.
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NEWS

Gardner Business Index (GBI) ended August at 58.8

The Gardner Business Index (GBI) ended August at 58.8, marking the second consecutive month in which the overall Index moved lower.

NEWS

U.S. labor shortage study breaks down the numbers by state

According to CareerCloud’s research, data gathering and analysis, as of September 8, the number of unfilled jobs grew further to a record 10.9 million while the number of unemployed Americans fell to 8.3 million.

NEWS

NECI announces merger with Northeast Controls

New England Controls Inc. (NECI) and Northeast Controls Inc. (NCI) announced an agreement to merge their two companies. NECI and NCI are Emerson Impact Partners serving customers in New England and upstate New York.

Manufacturing

Reshoring accelerated by Biden's plan to rebuild U.S. supply chains and COVID-19

Edited by Margo Ellis

The recent effort to strengthen U.S. self-sufficiency in an era of global value chains represents an intersection between a more confrontational foreign policy stance toward China and a domestic effort to reshore manufacturing.

MRO

Clearlake Capital-backed FloWorks acquires Genesis Systems

Edited by Margo Ellis

Acquisition of control valve, regulator and valve automation and systems distributor expands depth and reach of FloWorks’ portfolio of flow solutions providers
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Manufacturing

Fairbanks Morse Defense acquires Hunt Valve Company Inc.

Edited by Margo Ellis

Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has acquired Hunt Valve Company Inc., a specialty manufacturer of naval valves and electromechanical actuators.
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NEWS

EGC Holding Company acquires Slade Inc.

EGC Holding Company LLC (doing business as EGC Enterprises Inc.) has acquired Slade Inc., a Statesville, NC manufacturer of patented graphite yarn and braided valve and pump packings.

NEWS

State allocations revealed for pending infrastructure bill

California, Texas and New York will likely cash in big on the trillion-dollar infrastructure package if the bill makes its way to President Joe Biden’s desk, according to CNBC on Aug. 31.

NEWS

Study: offshore rigs need cybersecurity improvements

A two-year study concluded that deep-water drilling rigs are not prepared in general to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Rigs need more than firewalls and antivirus software to be secure, the study found.

Insights

Conval names Heglund as Midwest regional sales manager

Edited by Margo Ellis

Conval vice president of sales and marketing Don Bowers recently announced that Glenn Heglund of Minooka, IL has been appointed as Midwest regional Sales manager.
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Manufacturing

Supply chain disruptions likely to wreak further havoc on Ida's destruction and recovery efforts

Edited by Margo Ellis

As far as costly disasters go, Hurricane Ida was no Katrina, but the damage inflicted by its rapid escalation and unpredictable path is troubling to observers who say the event reflects a newly ascendent type of storm that is both less predictable and more expensive, according to NBC News reporting on Sept. 7.

Technical

Valve Forum Technical Track Live "Watch-Along" event Sept. 13-15

There's just one week left before the VMA Valve Forum Technical Track Live Watch-Along event.
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NEWS

AIV and Gulf Coast Modification announce promotions of Trey Cook to CEO and president, Ryan Loving to CFO and president

AIV, LP and Gulf Coast Modification (GCM) announce that Trey Cook will become the CEO of both AIV and GCM while remaining the President of AIV.

NEWS

Emerson helps Alaska's largest wind farm provide reliable, affordable clean energy

Sustainable grid solutions reduce costs by 65% and support the delivery of low-cost renewable power.

NEWS

2021 Virtual Market Outlook Workshop reflects on positive growth and looks ahead to a stabilizing 2022

Marking its second year of the Market Outlook Workshop being virtual only, the 2021 online event was held August 6-7 and featured valuable insights from global and national economic experts across several industries.