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Powell Valves Completes Capital Infrastructure Investment in China

The Wm. Powell Company (Powell Valves) recently completed the third and final phase of the new state of the art manufacturing facility in China. Powell now has cryogenic cleaning capabilities in both Orangeburg, SC and Yancheng City, China.

Phase one consisted of constructing a new 400,000 square manufacturing facility, phase two was machinery and test equipment upgrades and the third and final phase was construction of a 6,000 square foot cryogenic cleaning facility.

Val-Matic Announces Retirement of Carl W. Smith

After a 32-year career with Val-Matic Valve and Mfg. Corp., vice president of sales and marketing Carl W. Smith will retire from the company on March 31, 2016.

Over his tenure, Smith opened new markets for Val-Matic across the globe in international sales and later became national sales manager. As vice president of sales and marketing he helped launch several new valve products and built a successful representative network in the water and wastewater industry. He also represented Val-Matic for many years as a member and board member of several industry organizations including Water and Sewer Distributors of America (WASDA), Water and Wastewater Equipment Manufacturers Association (WWEMA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

R. Scott Rowe Assumes President and CEO Role at Cameron

Cameron announced that, in accordance with its previously disclosed succession plan, R. Scott Rowe has assumed the role of president and CEO, effective Oct. 5.

Rowe has served with Cameron for 13 years, most recently as president and COO. He previously served as CEO of OneSubsea, the company's joint venture with Schlumberger Limited. He had also previously served as president of the company's Subsea Systems division and president of the Engineered and Process Valves business in the company's Valves and Measurement segment. He is also a member of Cameron's board of directors. 

Rotork Purchases Roto Hammer and Servo Moteurs Service

Rotork recently announced the acquisition of both Roto Hammer Industries Inc. and Servo Moteurs Service (SMS).

Roto Hammer, based in Tulsa, OK, is a manufacturer of custom-designed chain wheel manual valve operators. The enterprise value of the acquisition is up to $12.4 million, payable in cash. The purchase will be funded from existing committed bank facilities. In 2014 Roto Hammer generated operating profit of $1.9 million. Roto Hammer will sit within the Rotork Gears division.

Rotork also purchased SMS, an actuator service business located in the South of France, for up to €1.4 million, payable in cash. 

Balluff Hosts First Manufacturing Day Event

Balluff MFGdayIn celebration of Manufacturing Day this year, Balluff opened its doors on Oct. 2 to more than 100 students and community members. The event included several hands-on sensor learning labs, tours of the facility and product and technology demonstrations. Students also experienced automation in action firsthand in the new Balluff Demo Van.

“We were excited to participate in our first Manufacturing Day Event and invite local students to see how manufacturing plays an important role in our community," said Balluff strategic marketing manager Will Healy III. “Looking to the future of manufacturing, we need skilled and excited people for automation. This demands that we encourage and invest in manufacturing events in our community and STEM programs at schools to help develop the next generation." 

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