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Success is a Family Affair

When Randy Cowart became president, CEO and chairman of The Wm. Powell Company, he assumed the mantle of only eight predecessors. In an age when companies change presidents more frequently than burger chains come out with new offerings, it was refreshing to speak with a man who is only the ninth president of a company that has endured for 167 years, a company that was also one of the founding members of the Valve Manufacturers Association.

The importance of continuity cannot be overstated, according to Cowart. He said, “We have a great succession plan, and I think that’s important for the long term success of a company. It is essential when building relationships in the industry. That means you know your customers well, service them well and make good products. If you live and die on doing the right thing every day for your employees and your customers in spite of better times/worse times, you will remain successful. You’ll be around despite things like wars, fires and floods.”  MORE


David J. Linton Leaves Curtiss-Wright Flow Control

Curtiss-Wright announced that David J. Linton has resigned as president of Curtiss-Wright Flow Control (CWFC), effective May 6, 2013, in order to pursue other opportunities. President and COO David C. Adams will assume day-to-day management of CWFC until a permanent replacement is named. MORE

Crane Co. Announces CEO Succession Plan MORE

Emerson Opens New Americas Headquarters and Houston Manufacturing Facility MORE


Phillips 66 CEO Calls EPA Ethanol Mandate ‘Unworkable’

Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland called the EPA proposal to include more ethanol in gasoline an “unworkable mandate” during remarks last week. He says the new mandate combined with stagnant or worse demand will cause the refining industry to hit the so-called “blend wall” sometime next year.  MORE

Human Error to Blame for Near Nuclear Disaster in Canada  MORE

More Than $209.7 Billion of Active Industrial Projects Present in U.S. Gulf Coast MORE

USGS Doubles Estimate of Recoverable Oil in Bakken Shale Formation  MORE


ISM: April Manufacturing Activity Grows at Slowest Pace this Year

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April for the fifth consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 47th consecutive month, but at the lowest rate of the year, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business. MORE

Fed: Banks Eased Business Lending Last Quarter MORE

Factory Orders Fell In March MORE

Growth in Texas Manufacturing Activity Stalls MORE


ASCO Offers Composite Solenoid Valves. The new 212 Series of composite solenoid valves incorporates the new FasN™ universal connection system and is designed specifically for water purification and conditioning systems in commercial and industrial applications. MORE



Finding the Source of All That Noise

Processing plants today do everything they can to increase efficiency and productivity. Frequently, that involves operating at higher temperatures, pressures and flow rates, which means higher pressure differentials across critical control valves as well other conditions that generate more noise. While this noise has always been a problem, it is even more so in today’s high-throughput processing plants. MORE

Coming in the summer issue of VALVE Magazine…

Valves in Hydrogen Service

New ways to process heavier oils have created more need for use of hydrogen in treating these fuel sources and a new range of challenges for those who make and use valves in refineries and treatment plants. In the summer issue of VALVE Magazine we discuss the additional requirements put on these valves, what types of valves are used, and what new materials and technologies can do in the hydrogen processes.


Valve World Americas Event and VMA’s 101 Course are Fast Approaching

Expect a large turnout of end-users and other industry professionals to attend the biennial Valve World Americas 2013 Expo & Conference, June 25-26, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The sold-out exhibit hall will be packed with vendors featuring valves, actuators, controls, and other supplies and services of interest to those who work in and around the industries that use these products. Numerous VMA member companies will be exhibiting.

As part of its education program, the conference includes presentations on a variety of timely technical topics. And, for the first time, members of VMA’s Education & Training Committee will be on hand to conduct a one-day Valves & Actuators 101 course on Monday, June 24, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, the day before the event officially opens. Registration for the 101 course is separate from the main event. If you haven’t already signed up to attend the VWA Expo & Conference.
Note that the organizers of Valve World Americas are handling registration for Valves & Actuators 101, not VMA. However, if you have questions about the 101 course content, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., VMA Director of Education.

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May 22-24

AFPM Reliability & Maintenance Conference & Exhibits

Orlando, FL


June 25-26

Valve World Americas Expo & Conference



Nov. 6-7

Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits

New Orleans


Nov. 12-14

Power-Gen International

Orlando, FL


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