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‘We are not in a Recession!’ Beaulieu Says

A record crowd at the annual VMA Market Outlook Workshop in Chicago, Aug.9-10, anxiously awaited news from ITR economist Alan Beaulieu, who gives his forecast each year about the domestic economy and how end-user markets will fare. What attendees heard was a bit of grumbling: Beaulieu expressed dismay that 69% of the population believes we’re still in a recession and repeated his often heard contention that the valve industry is strong and will remain profitable. He said the economy is definitely not in a recession, though we’ll see a plateau in mid-2013 followed by a mild recession in 2014 that will be nothing like what we’ve just seen, followed by good years from 2015 into 2017.  Read more

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GE Energy Splitting into Three Separate Businesses

GE will reorganize its Energy business into three standalone businesses effective in the fourth quarter of 2012: GE Power and Water, GE Oil & Gas and GE Energy Management. The Energy headquarters organizational layer will be phased out by the end of 2012. Read more

» READ MORE Valve Manufacturing news online, including:

  • Emerson Process Management Opening New Facility in Houston

  • Fenner Advanced Sealing Technologies Acquires American Industrial Plastics

  • Harold Beck & Sons Completes Plant Expansion

  • Rotork and Velan Supplying Taishan Nuclear Power Station in China

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henry pratt co. series 300 plunger valveHenry Pratt Co. Unveils Series 300 Plunger Valve for Water Systems. The Series 300 Plunger Valve from Henry Pratt Co., a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, is designed to reduce cavitation and stagnant water creation to help water systems improve operational safety, efficiency and flow control.  Read more


Oil Pipeline Crunch Shifts U.S. Shale Race from Drillbits to Valves

“The U.S. shale oil revolution can’t be stopped, but it could be delayed by a potential shortfall of 10-ton valves and giant pipeline pumps essential for rebalancing markets upended by the surge in production,” says a new report from Reuters. Read more

» READ MORE End-User news online, including:

  • Water-Infrastructure Equipment Demand to Reach $100B by 2016

  • Crude Oil Pipeline Spending in the U.S Forecast: $19.9B through 2013

  • North Dakota Oil Boom is Now Second Only to Texas

  • CSB: Industry Relies on Incorrect Safety Data

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New Public-Private Partnership to Support Manufacturing Innovation

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute was selected by the Department of Defense to receive an initial $30M in federal funding, matched by $40M from the winning consortium. Additive manufacturing is a new way of making products and components from a digital model, and will have implications in a wide range of industries including defense, aerospace, automotive and metals manufacturing. Read more

» READ MORE Manufacturing & the Economy news online, including:

  • Number of Openings in U.S. at Four-Year High

  • Manufacturing Boom: Trade School Enrollment Soars

  • Leading Economic Indicators Increase More than Forecast

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2013 Market Outlook: What Lies Ahead?

The fall issue of Valve Magazine contains a comprehensive overview of the outlook for various valve and actuator end-user industries based on the VMA Market Outlook Workshop presentations in Chicago in August. Look for an analysis and forecast for oil and gas, nuclear, power, water and wastewater, petrochemicals, hydrocarbon processing and information on topics such as hydraulic fracturing initiatives, the macroeconomy and much more in this issue, which mails mid-October.

Also in this issue we focus on how to deal with and learn from the many cultures that global business exposes us to and what challenges await us in doing business in faraway places.

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Summer reading on the Web

Although many readers have been enjoying the lazy days of summer, we’ve been busy at ValveMagazine.com. If you’ve missed some of our recent features and blog posts, now’s a good time to go online and read the latest batch of articles.

Size does matter, according to Dr. Jon Monsen, who penned a technical article on control valve sizing. Monsen points out, however, there is much more to the selection process than getting down the sizing. He outlines some of those considerations. In another technical article from Chuck Reames, the author shares the new SNAP process of measuring stem nut wear. We also feature an article on engineering safety considerations for the new nuclear builds starting in the U.S.

Every week brings a new article, so be sure to check ValveMagazine.com frequently for the latest technical information, industry trends, issues of importance and headline news that's updated daily. Read more.

» YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT! Why not comment on our stories, or send us ideas on subjects you'd like to see covered? Or consider contributing an educational article. Contact our Web editor for more info.


Valve Repair Meeting & Exhibits to Debut in Houston

The Valve Repair Council’s first conference designed specifically for the valve and actuator repair and maintenance industry is in Houston, Nov. 1-2. The event will give an overview of what’s happening in the industry, then address specific issues such as business risks and brand exposure, bolt torquing, limit switch torque switch L120, RFID and fugitive emission issues. It also offers a tour of VRC member United Valve’s state-of-the-art facility as well as table-top exhibits of vendors to the repair industry.

For information on the program, venue and to register online, go to VMA.org.

» THE VALVE REPAIR MEETING IS JUST ONE OF SEVERAL EVENTS we hold that are open to the entire industry. To learn about another upcoming educational program, the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, Oct. 11-12 in Denver, click here.

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