VMA Members: A Strong Presence at Valve World Americas Expo
Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2017 concluded in Houston yesterday, where VMA and VALVE Magazine staff were on hand to learn the latest trends, innovations and industry outlooks, as well as talk to the 45 VMA member companies that exhibited. Most members spoke favorably of the event and their interactions with visitors and prospects. In addition, the staff fielded many questions about membership, VMA's educational programs and more.
The conference portion of the event featured workshops on topics such as valve design, partial stroke testing, cryogenics and valve asset management. Look for more news from the expo and conference, as well as a summary of several workshops, on VALVEmagazine.com next week.
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