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Baker Hughes to deliver valves to new plant in Texas

Baker Hughes Masoneilan will supply 335 control valves—ranging from from ball valves to severe service valves—to Diamond Green Diesel’s new plant in Port Arthur, TX.
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Australian mining industry works toward net zero

Australia’s largest and most valuable industry is mining, according to Baker Hughes. Organizations in the country are working to decarbonize the nation through research and technological advancements.
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EIA projects global energy consumption and emissions will increase through 2050

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that strong economic growth, particularly with developing economies in Asia, will drive global increases in energy consumption to grow by nearly 50% between 2020 and 2050.

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Legislation moves on INFORM bill

Senators Richard Durbin, Democrat, Illinois and Bill Cassidy, Republican, Louisiana have introduced legislation the past two Congresses called the INFORM Consumers Act, which would increase online marketplace transparency for consumers and ensure that marketplaces verify who their high-volume third-party sellers are.

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Chaotic trans-Pacific shipping disruptions continue

The familiar levers for logistics managers to manage shipping disruptions, such as alternative port routing and front-loading inventory, provide little relief in this chaotic trans-Pacific trade, reported the Journal of Commerce on Sept. 30.

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Commercial Construction Index reports slow recovery

Worker shortages, materials shortages and rising costs have led to a slowdown in the post-pandemic recovery for construction contractors. The CCI score rose one point this quarter to 66.

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Manufacturing Institute survey reports production bounceback

In the most recent NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, the Manufacturing Institute reports that manufacturing production has bounced back year to date, with output being the strongest since August 2019 in the latest data, exceeding pre-pandemic levels. 

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Supply chains impacted by shortage of workers

Fixing supply chain woes will be a long process, and many of the problems currently being experienced are due to a lack of labor. Technological advances such as automation and artificial intelligence will help companies find a solution.

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Tom Wayer joins ProMation Engineering

Tom Wayer has joined ProMation Engineering as National Sales Manager, as stated in a press release on Sept. 27.
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Emerson's Deepa Malhotra receives STEP Ahead Award

Deepa Malhotra, director of commercial operations for Emerson’s power and water solutions business, has been recognized with a STEP Ahead Award by The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers. Malhotra is being honored alongside more than 100 women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their manufacturing careers.
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ValvTechnologies welcomes Quality Controls Inc. as a distributor

ValvTechnologies has picked Quality Controls Inc. (QCI) as a new distributor.
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Use social media to attract young manufacturing talent

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

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Conval names Heglund as Midwest regional sales manager

Conval’s vice president of sales and marketing Don Bowers recently announced that Glenn Heglund of Minooka, Ill. has been appointed as Midwest regional sales manager.
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NECI announces merger with Northeast Controls

New England Controls Inc. and Northeast Controls Inc. announced an agreement to merge their two companies. Both are Emerson Impact Partners serving customers in New England and upstate New York.
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EGC Holding Company acquires Slade Inc.

EGC Holding Company (doing business as EGC Enterprises Inc.) has acquired Slade Inc., a Statesville, NC manufacturer of patented graphite yarn and braided valve and pump packings.
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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 event was held August 6-7 and featured valuable insights from global and national economic experts across several industries.
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