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Flowserve Supporting Pfizer in Vaccine Production

Flowserve Corporation is providing pumps, valves and seals to Pfizer to support production of its COVID-19 vaccine. Through its channel partner, Corrosion Fluid Products, Flowserve is providing Pfizer with a cryogenic valve application to support their expanded production capabilities of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Flowserve Cookeville, TN facility will supply Pfizer with more than 200 Worcester cryogenic ball valves that can handle the rigorous temperature requirements needed in supporting the mass production of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Curtiss-Wright Appoints Kevin M. Rayment COO

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that Kevin M. Rayment, currently president of the commercial / industrial segment, will be named COO following Thomas P. Quinly’s planned retirement as vice president and COO on April 1, 2021.

Rayment, 52, has more than 30 years of experience across the commercial, general industrial, aerospace, nuclear and defense industries. He will report directly to president and CEO Lynn M. Bamford. Reporting to Rayment will be the vice president / general managers of the company’s operating divisions. 

Emerson Invests in Fluxa

Emerson has made an equity investment in Fluxa, whose Process & Knowledge Management software manages product and process specifications throughout the drug development lifecycle. The investment will build on Emerson’s life sciences capabilities and help Fluxa expand its technology development and commercial pipeline. Fluxa was founded in 2017 by Sudheesh Narayanan, Suraj Pai and John Miller. The company is based in Glendale, CA. The terms of the investment were not disclosed.

The emergence of COVID-19 has sparked innovation in the life sciences manufacturing development process, as a cycle that previously required over eight years was completed in less than 18 months through expedited research and development and automation technologies, including those offered by Emerson. This acceleration and its possibilities for the industry have made technology transfer – critical to move quickly from R&D to production – a main priority for life sciences companies. 

Southeast Valve Enters New Agreement with BHDT

BHDT has entered into a cooperation agreement with Southeast Valve Inc. (SVI). As a result of this agreement, SVI is now the only authorized repair facility for BHDT products in the U.S. and Canada. SVI will perform the service of BHDT products either with spares supplied by the clients along with the goods or with original spare parts from BHDT.

SVI is based in Pineville, NC and has been under the same ownership and corporate structure since 1993. BHDT, based in Austria, was founded in 1958 as “BÖHLER Hochdrucktechnik.” 

Baker Hughes Signs Agreement to Acquire ARMS Reliability

Baker Hughes is acquiring ARMS Reliability. The acquisition deepens Baker Hughes’ industrial asset performance management (APM) capabilities and will expand the company’s industrial asset management offerings. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.

ARMS Reliability's global customer base has strong adoption in the U.S. and Australia, and the agreement is expected to drive strong growth in APM adoption in other geographic markets. 

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