Insights

Velan announces its CEO transition plan

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

Velan Inc. announced Oct. 21 in a press release that in accordance with its succession plan, CEO Yves Leduc will leave Velan after seven years leading the corporation.
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Manufacturing

Laudable Heroes MAKE America shines bright

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

The Manufacturing Institute’s program has expanded and added new features in 2021 to prepare more members of the military community for manufacturing careers.

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Net zero emissions likely to entail nuclear role

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

Growing support for new federal and state initiatives to support nuclear power as part of transition to decarbonization.

NEWS

Coal on the rise in U.S. electricity forecast

As natural-gas prices surge, coal-fired generation in the United States is set to increase for the first time in seven years

NEWS

Curtiss-Wright releases new motor and actuator with integral controls

The SAL080 linear actuator is reportedly capable of continuous force ratings up to 2330 lb-ft (linear) and the SA-R080 is capable of torque up to 24.7 lb-in. (rotary).

NEWS

DOE funds $20 million to produce clean hydrogen from nuclear power

The Arizona-based project will allow clean hydrogen to serve as a source for zero-carbon electricity and represent an important economic product for nuclear plants beyond electricity.

Insights

VMA announces Person of the Year Award and Service Awards Winners

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

During the VMA/VRC Annual Meeting Oct. 6-8 in Scottsdale, AZ, the Valve Manufacturers Association honored its 2021 Person of the Year and Service Awards.
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Long-term and compounding labor issues remain a challenge

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

COVID notwithstanding, a talent crisis has been spreading across U.S. factories and warehouses for some time as fewer workers have gone into manufacturing and distribution than in the past.

Insights

Velan reports highest sales volume in last six quarters

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

Sales for the company have grown almost 50% compared to this same period last year.
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NEWS

Jobs increase by 194,000 in September; unemployment falls to 4.8%

Both measures are improved considerably from the end of the February-April 2020 recession.

NEWS

Survey shows likely energy transition paths for oil and gas companies

Important and different pathways to meet climate goals and keep oil prices stable are revealed.

NEWS

Emerson and AspenTech enter agreement on new software strategy

Emerson and AspenTech announced in a press release on Oct. 11 that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement to contribute Emerson’s industrial software businesses—OSI Inc. and the Geological Simulation Software business—to AspenTech to create a diversified, high-performance industrial software leader with greater scale, capabilities and technologies.

Manufacturing

Supply chain woes exacerbated by software breaches

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

Software supply chain weaknesses have become pervasive in the enterprise.

Manufacturing

Biden administration outlines efforts to ease supply chain bottlenecks

Edited by Margo Ellis, Editor, VALVE Magazine

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach moving toward 24/7 operations, which will double the amount of cargo moved out of its docks and onto highways.

Insights

Baker Hughes to deliver valves to new plant in Texas

Edited by Chris Pasion

Baker Hughes Masoneilan will supply 335 control valves—ranging from ball valves to severe service valves—to Diamond Green Diesel’s new plant in Port Arthur, TX.
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NEWS

AMT and GBM launch of MT United

The new joint venture between the Association For Manufacturing Technology and Gardner Business Media intends to drive and strengthen the manufacturing community.

NEWS

Manufacturing Technology Orders report shows 20% increase

The year-to-date total reached $3.55 billion, the highest value through the first eight months of any year since 1998.

NEWS

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.