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MRC Global Signs Agreement to Sell OCTG Business

16 HOURS AGO  |  Chris Guy

MRC Global Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) business to Sooner Pipe, LLC, a subsidiary o...

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MRC Global Signs Agreement to Sell OCTG Business

16 HOURS AGO

MRC Global Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) business to Sooner Pipe, LLC, a subsidiary of Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America, Inc., for $48 million, subject to certain adjustments.

MRC Global's U.S. OCTG sales were approximately $305 milli...

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PM International Suppliers Joins VMA

1 DAY AGO

This week VMA welcomes PM International Suppliers, LLC as our newest associate member (distributor/channel partner), our 2nd new member of 2016 so far.

PM International supplies pipe and fittings, tubing, valves, flanges, bars, sheet and forgings with numerous worldwide sources for a wide variety o...

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IHS: North American Drillers Need Billions More in Cuts

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The depressed oil price environment is painting a gloomy outlook for North American exploration and production (E&Ps) companies, and further, significant CAPEX cuts are needed in order for the group to demonstrate real financial discipline and align spending more closely with cash flow, accordin...

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Energy Sector Bracing for More Bankruptcy Filings in 2016

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“In 2015, the energy sector accounted for more than one-half of all public company bankruptcy filings, including eight of the 10 largest filings. Current oil prices and bond values indicate that 2016 will be another active year,” according to McGuireWoods Consulting.

“To account f...

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U.S. Job Openings Climb to Second-Highest Level on Record

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The number of job openings increased to 5.6 million in December, the second highest number ever recorded, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.4 million and 5.1 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was 2.1%, and the l...

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Machine Tool Orders Rose in December, Down in 2015

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The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4% compared to the prior month, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). For all of 2015, the year’s total orders were down 17.4% compared to 2014.

While the month-to-mon...

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Valve & Actuator Seminar Attendees will get ‘Back to Basics'

Oct. 28th educational program in Baton Rouge designed for a broad audience

(Washington, DC - Aug. 24, 2010) One of the most recognized issues in the manufacturing world today is the need for information and education on the basics of how industries operate. Now valve and actuator professionals have a new tool for learning about their industry: the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibition, to be held Oct. 28, 2010 in Baton Rouge, LA.

The six-hour education program-Valves & Actuators 101-was created by the Valve Manufacturers Association as part of its new "Valve Ed" initiative. It is designed both for newcomers to the industry and those who need a refresher course in how the industry operates, the challenges and opportunities, the many product types, and how different products work for different applications. The information in the course is suitable for a wide variety of professionals such as end users, specifying engineers, marketing and sales personnel, distributors and others.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Basic product types, including gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, plug, pressure relief and control valves
  • The applications where each type is generally used
  • Valve standards and how they apply
  • Basic piping information and application issues critical to effective valve specifications and usage
  • The various actions-such as linear, rotary, etc.-used to operate different valve types
  • Available actuator options, including electric, pneumatic, hydraulic and more

Also part of the education program is a tabletop exhibition. Attendees will be able to view the exhibits and see some of the products they are learning about, meet representatives from the companies that offer those products, and discuss with them the practical applications of the products. Exhibitors will include manufacturers, suppliers, and service and repair companies, who will demonstrate valves, actuators, controls and related supplies and services.

The Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibition will be held at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, 201 Lafayette Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801. To make reservations, call the hotel directly at 225.344.5866 and ask for the special VMA group rate.

Events begin at 7:00 am and conclude at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. A full-day registration, which includes educational sessions, exhibit hall entry and all meal functions, is $325. Exhibit-only entry is also available for $75. Complete program details and online registration are available at: VMA.org > Events > Valve Basics Seminar (www.vma.org/?ValveBasics).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Judy Tibbs (office: 540.785.8901; mobile: 571.274.0402)

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ABOUT THE VALVE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

Founded in 1938, the Washington, DC-based Valve Manufacturers Association of America (www.vma.org) represents nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. Members account for approximately 80% of total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. and Canadian facilities. The North American valve industry supplies approximately 35% of worldwide valve demand, and VMA member companies employ 20,000 men and women in supporting jobs. VMA is the only organization exclusively serving U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of industrial valves, actuators and controls. Products manufactured by members are used in numerous industries, including: chemical processing; petroleum refining; oil and gas exploration, distribution and transmission; power generation; nuclear power; water/wastewater; commercial construction; and pulp and paper.

VMA is also publisher of the quarterly Valve Magazine (www.valvemagazine.com), written for buyers, specifiers, users and distributors of industrial valves, actuators and controls.

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