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Solon Manufacturing Company Celebrates 70 Years

In 1949, four engineering graduates of Case Western University in Cleveland, OH joined together to form Solon Manufacturing Company in a post-war industrialism era. By the mid 1950’s, Solon began developing products around requirements for Belleville spring washers. Solon parts have been used in several high-profile applications, including General Electric’s circuit breakers and the NASA flight suit worn by John Glenn in 1962.

Since moving to Chardon, OH in 1960 (from the original building located in Solon, OH, hence the namesake), Solon Manufacturing Co. has expanded its plant and facilities four times to encompass a total of 54,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. 


Emerson Acquires Advanced Engineering Valves

Emerson has acquired Advanced Engineering Valves (A.E. Valves). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The addition of A.E. Valves supports Emerson’s Main Valve Partner initiative to be the premier supplier of final control solutions for the LNG industry.

A.E. Valves is headquartered in Verviers, Belgium and designs ball valves for the LNG industry, as well as oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical customers. 

Rotork Actuators Supplied to Chinese Oil Refinery

More than 2,500 Rotork actuators have been installed at a Chinese oil refinery and petrochemical complex. Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Company Ltd, which refines oil and manufactures chemical products, ordered the actuators for the refinery which is in construction on the island of Zhoushan, near Shanghai.

When complete the entire project will feature two refineries capable of producing 400,000 barrels a day and two ethylene plants capable of producing up to 1.4 million tons a year. 

Metso Signs New Valve Distributor in Denmark

Metso has signed a distributor agreement for its valve solutions with Grønbech & Sønner A/S in Denmark. The company will provide the entire breadth of Metso's valve products and related solutions, as well as support in services, to customers all over Denmark.

Prior to the agreement with Metso, Grønbech & Sønner A/S acquired the Danish company Necon A/S. Necon A/S has been a Metso distributor for almost 20 years. 

Hunt Valve Wins Contract from Defense Logistics Agency

Hunt Valve has won a $71,900 federal contract from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for manufacturing safety relief valves. This type of customer works with special materials for seawater environments and requires specialty high-pressure hydraulic valves and components for surface ship and submarine applications.

The DLA is a combat support agency in the U.S. Department of Defense, with more than 26,000 civilian and military personnel throughout the world. 

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