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Our Top 10 Web Articles of 2015

Once again in 2015, business forecasts for the valve industry and technical information passed on by the many experts among our membership were among the top 10 web features at VALVEMagazine.com. However, in this past year, articles that addressed the ongoing skilled worker shortage were also very popular. If you’ve missed any of these great articles, check them out at VALVEMagazine.comMORE

VMA MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

MW Industries Acquires Servometer and BellowsTech  MORE

Siemens Partners with Pentagon’s Largest Helicopter Repair Facility  MORE

GE Oil & Gas Signs Landmark Agreement with PT Donggi-Senoro LNG  MORE

Garlock Awarded Distribution Rights in China  MORE

Pentair Partners with Minnesota Vikings   MORE

END-USER INDUSTRIES

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Due to Lack of Safety Valves  MORE

U.S. Oil, Gas Storage Glut to Drive Prices Lower  MORE

New Ethanol Projects Planned in U.S. for 2016  MORE

Global Petrochemical Prices Rise 2.5%  MORE

New Ethane Plant Construction to Begin in Louisiana  MORE

U.S. Refiners Weather Worker Strikes with Automation  MORE

VMA NEWS

2016 VMA Educational Programs Open to All

VMA offers multiple meetings to those working in the industries that use, service, specify, distribute and manufacture valves, actuators and related products. Registration is now open for the annual Technical Seminar, Exhibits & Tour, March 9-11 at Harrah’s New Orleans. This year the sessions focus on Safety and the Environment and an optional tour is available at the NASA Michoud Assembly facility on March 9, with a Jan. 22 deadline to sign up for the tour.

Newcomers to the industry receive a comprehensive overview of flow control products at the Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits, featuring Valves, Actuators & Controls 101 and 201 and the popular Valve Petting Zoo. The event takes place twice in 2016: April 19-21 in Rosemont (Chicago), IL, and Oct. 18-20 in Houston. Registration for the April basics event opens Jan. 20. Also coming up: the Valve Repair Council’s Valve Repair Meeting, Exhibits & Tour, June 1-3 in Houston.

MANUFACTURING & THE ECONOMY

Manufacturing at Weakest Level Since Oct 2012  MORE

Economists Predict Increasingly Fragile Growth for 2016  MORE

Consumer Confidence Increases, Beating Expectations  MORE

U.S. Economy Grew 2% in Third Quarter 2015  MORE

Durable Goods Orders Flat in November  MORE

VALVE MAGAZINE

From the Fall 2015 issue…

Changing the Way Americans Think About Manufacturing Careers

Valve manufacturers must keep recruitment, training and professional development at the forefront of efforts to fill jobs quickly being vacated by retiring boomers. VMA is helping in those efforts in many ways, including development of the Valve Careers initiative in 2015. The program strives to enlighten young people and show them how valve manufacturing is interesting, rewarding and offers many different careers paths for growth. MORE

Beyond Valves: Mounting Kits

Inadequate mounting kit designs are a primary reason why valves fail prematurely or automation packages don’t function right. Because of the importance of these unappreciated tools, we explain the factors that go into making decisions on designs and how those factors are affected by the standards involved. MORE

Coming in the Winter 2016 issue…

Understanding Valve Leak Testing

Testing for leaks is a vital part of the processes of making a valve and putting it into operation. Understanding the many different standards involved begins with knowing the differences between external and internal leakage issues for the variety of end user industries that do the testing.

MW Industries Century Spring Corp

ASCO VALVE

MW Industries Atlantic Spring

Kimray Inc

MW Industries Mohawk Spring

Crane

Crane

Beck Electric Actuators

Conval

Conval

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INDUSTRY EVENT

March 9-11, 2016
VMA Technical Seminar, Exhibits & Tour*
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April 19-21, 2016
VMA Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits*
Rosemont (Chicago), IL

June 1-3, 2016
VRC Valve Repair Meeting Exhibits & Tour*
Houston

Oct. 18-20, 2016
VMA Valve Basics Seminar & Exhibits*
Houston

*Find information on VMA.org > Meetings

 

 

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