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McJunkin Red Man Awarded 3-Year Integrated Supply Agreement in CA

MRC Global Inc. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, McJunkin Red Man Corporation (MRC), has been awarded a three-year integrated supply agreement with the largest combined oil and gas producer in California. This agreement covers all project requirements, maintenance, repair and operations supplies and the managing of all materials located at the largest oil and gas warehouse facility in the San Joaquin Basin.

With assets located exclusively in California, this customer is the state's largest producer of oil and gas on a gross-operated basis with approximately 2.3 million net acres covering California's four major oil and gas basins. Their Elk Hills Field is one of the largest oil and gas fields in the U.S. and supplies more than 40% of California's gas production and 5% of the state's oil production.

Saint-Gobain Receives ENERGY STAR Award for 7th Consecutive Year

Saint-Gobain has been awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year- Sustained Excellence Award by the EPA for the fifth consecutive year.

The 2015 Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award is presented to organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy-efficiency achievements.

This is the seventh consecutive year that Saint-Gobain and its North American subsidiaries have been recognized by the EPA with an ENERGY STAR Award. Saint-Gobain was first awarded the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010, and then attained the prestigious level of Sustained Excellence in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Saint-Gobain’s accomplishments were recognized at an EPA awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 20. 

A.W. Chesterton Adopting GHS Approved Labels

In May 2012, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aligned its existing Hazard Communication Standard with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The result is the new Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HazCom 2012) for the U.S. Under the new standard, OSHA will now require one standardized format for safety data sheets (SDSs) and prescribed wording and hazard symbols on the product labels.

A.W. Chesterton is fully committed to complying with the requirements of HazCom 2012 (GHS) to ensure compliance by June 1, 2015 deadline. It is important to note that Distributors of Chesterton products have until December 1, 2015 to comply with GHS. 

Spirax-Sarco Acquires Asepco Corporation

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of Asepco Corporation for £7 million. Asepco will operate as part of Spirax-Sarco’s Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group. Asepco president, Steve Joy, will continue in his role.

Based in Mountain View, CA, Asepco specializes in the design and manufacture of high purity aseptic valves and magnetic mixers for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Emerson Automates Indian Supercritical Power-Generating Unit

Emerson Process Management has completed automating a new 800-megawatt, supercritical thermal power-generating unit owned by APPDCL, a special purpose entity of APGENCO, the Andhra Pradesh state government power generation utility. This is the first state-owned supercritical power station being built in India. Located in Krishnapatnam, the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station is a $2 billion investment by APGENCO that will provide new, low-emissions generation capacity to support the region’s rapid economic growth.

The new power station uses supercritical boiler/turbine technology that operates at a higher temperature than traditional coal-fired units, boosting the efficiency of electricity generation while reducing carbon and other emissions. Emerson’s automation technology has been selected for more than 300 of these complex units worldwide, 10 of which are located in India.

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