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VanAire Celebrates Manufacturing with ‘Industry After Hours’

VanAire Industry After HoursOn Nov. 8, Delta County, MI K-12 students and parents attended Industry After Hours at VanAire to learn more about the high tech, high skilled manufacturing jobs that are available. Over 276 participants were treated to a fun, entertaining and informative event that exceeded expectations and inspired a future generation of manufacturers. During the event, various manufacturing myths, along with pumpkins, were busted by VanAire CEO Steve Soderman and VP of valve automation hardware Tony Lambert. 

Emerson Opens Solutions Center in Singapore

As part of its drive to make Singapore a hub for the delivery of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and services for customers across Asia Pacific, Emerson opened a customer-focused Solutions Center at the regional headquarters of its Automation Solutions business in Singapore. To mark the opening, the company also unveiled a collaborative project implemented under the memorandum of cooperation signed with Singapore Polytechnic to advance training of the digital workforce of the future. The Emerson Solutions Center in Singapore has collaboration spaces with state-of-the-art multimedia technology, including augmented reality and virtual reality. 

Emerson Proposes to Acquire Rockwell Automation

Emerson chairman and CEO David N. Farr has sent a letter to Rockwell Automation president and CEO Blake D. Moret proposing to acquire all outstanding shares of Rockwell for $225 per share, consisting of $135 per share in cash and $90 per share in Emerson shares. The total enterprise value of the transaction is approximately $29 billion. Emerson proposes the new, combined company be renamed Emerson Rockwell. 

NOW Inc. Announces Organizational Changes

NOW Inc. announces that, effective February 16, 2018, Daniel Molinaro will serve as executive vice president. Molinaro will transition from serving as senior vice president and CFO during this period, and David Cherechinsky, currently vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer (CAO), will succeed Molinaro as CFO. Mark Johnson, currently vice president - finance and assistant corporate controller, will succeed Cherechinsky as vice president, corporate controller and CAO. 

Weir Opening New Customer Service Center

Weir Oil & Gas broke ground on a 92,000 square-foot customer service center in Midland, TX. The new center consolidates three existing Permian-area service center locations into one central location. The facility is scheduled to open by 2019 and will offer pressure pumping and pressure control testing facilities, a central hub for field-service operations, office space, shop area and a warehouse.

The new customer service center will support an estimated 100 jobs totaling a minimum of $5 million in annual payroll. 

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