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2012 Valve Forecast: Both Domestic and Export Shipments to Rise

The Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) has released its latest annual market forecast for valve shipments. For the third year in a row, shipments for the U.S. and Canadian industrial valve industry are forecast to grow, rising to about $4 billion in 2012, matching its previous 10-year peak in 2008.  Read more



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MEMBERS & MANUFACTURING

After Mass Exodus, Manufacturers Look to Move Back to U.S.

Big U.S. manufacturers moved their production out of the country too quickly over the past decades and now see a competitive advantage in building up their footprints back home.   Read more

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END-USERS

Study: Fracking, Contamination Not Linked

The University of Texas’ Energy Institute says contamination can occur due to spills above ground or mishandling of wastewater, but those problems are not caused directly by fracking. Read more

» Read more end-user news on ValveMagazine.com


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ECONOMY/GOVERNMENT

U.S. Jobs, Factory Data Strengthen Growth Outlook

New unemployment benefits at a four-year low, solid expansion in Mid-Atlantic factory activity in the and builders breaking more ground on new residential projects in January offered more evidence of a sustained momentum in the economy.  Read more

» Read more news about the economy on ValveMagazine.com


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Unconventional Natural Gas: Opportunities… and Challenges

In the spring issue of Valve Magazine, Senior Editor Kate Kunkel explores a topic that’s on everyone’s minds—shale gas. While technological advances have made it possible to access reserves into which it was nearly impossible to tap a mere 5 years ago, the recent increase in shale gas production could be considered a double-edged sword.  For energy producers, valve, actuator and control manufacturers and distributors, this creates potential for profitable exploration, and for consumers it means a relatively inexpensive source of clean energy. Conversely, low natural gas prices are creating a real challenge for producers to develop ever more efficient exploration and production methods, engineer more robust materials and implement special practices that balance economic viability with environmental responsibility.

» Also, read Kate’s recently posted article, “The Fracas Over Fracking,” as well as other Web features on ValveMagazine.com.


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Do you work for a facility that uses or distributes valves, actuators or controls? Are you with an EPC firm that specifies these products, or do you serve as a consultant to the industry? If so, we invite you to become part of a select group that will make up a new Valve Magazine User Advisory Board. While we keep in regular touch with VMA members for editorial submissions and article ideas, we’d like to expand our roster of experts to include experienced users. Share your knowledge with the professionals who rely on Valve Magazine and ValveMagazine.com for important industry news and interesting articles. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., senior editor, for more details.



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