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You Don’t have a Malware Problem

According to cyber security expert Shawn Henry: “You don’t have a malware problem, you have an adversary problem.” There is a human element at work, and it is this human element that is the real threat to your company’s data and its security. By just focusing on eliminating malware from your system, you leave in place the humans—and the organizations—that are looking to steal data.  MORE


MRC Global, Inc. Joins VMA as Associate Distributor/Channel Partner

This month the VMA officially welcomed MRC Global, Inc. as its newest associate distributor/channel partner. MRC Global is the distributor/channel partner for numerous VMA members. Founded in 1921, MRC is the largest distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products and services to the energy and industrial markets.  MORE

Flowserve Making Snow at Sochi Olympics MORE

Chevron, GE Oil & Gas Form Technology Alliance  MORE

Rob Velan to Serve as VP of Distribution at Velan   MORE


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Nearly Every U.S. Manufacturer to Benefit from Low-Cost Natural Gas

Cheap natural gas will have a greater impact on U.S. manufacturing over the next several years than is commonly assumed, giving the U.S. an advantage that will benefit a wide range of industries across the full value chain, from feedstock to finished goods. This cost advantage has already started to boost investment and employment and will persist for at least five years, according to new research from the Boston Consulting Group.  MORE

Shale Boom Ushers in Centralized Wastewater Management  MORE

World Water Treatment Chemical Demand to Reach $31 Billion in 2017  MORE

Texas Petro Index Sets New Record  MORE


U.S. Industries Increasing Exports to China

Exposure to China’s growing economy is becoming increasingly important for American manufacturers, especially as domestic demand for many products remains stagnant. According to estimates, U.S. exports to China grew at an average annual rate of 12.2% between 2008 and 2013, reaching $124.2 billion.  MORE

Factory Orders Down but Less Than Forecast MORE

U.S. Productivity Rose in the Fourth Quarter of 2013 MORE

Small Business Confidence Edges Up Slightly MORE


Wireless Solutions Keep Close Watch on Valves

“As the need to monitor valves grows, manufacturing operations require more ways to monitor individual valves. Wireless technology can meet that need while providing benefits over more traditional methods. Different applications have different needs, and plant operators must assess which technology will best meet those needs  MORE

Coming in the spring issue of VALVE Magazine…

Disruptive Forces Changing the Role of Distributors

Historically, the distributor was considered an extension of the manufacturer’s organization, but disruptive forces in the marketplace are making it necessary for them to get even closer to their customers. By understanding the disruptive forces that have made this shift necessary, manufacturers can successfully adapt to this new reality, improving their offering and strengthening their relationship with distributors and end users.

Learn more in the next issue of VALVE Magazine, mailing mid-April.


Valve Shipments to Reach 5-year High

In 2014, the U.S. industrial valve industry will see the fifth straight year of increases in annual shipments. The industry will grow more than 2.1% during the year to reach almost $4.4 billion by year’s end, according to the annual forecast just released by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA). “The increase brings the industry soaring past the peak of 2008, when shipments topped out at $4 billion before suffering a fall in 2009 from the economic recession,” says VMA President William Sandler.  MORE

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