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American International Industries Announces Definitive Asset Purchase Agreement With Shumate Industries

American International Industries, Inc. and Shumate Industries, Inc. announced that they have signed the Asset Purchase Agreement, whereby AMIN has agreed to purchase the assets of Shumate Machine Works Corporation, a subsidiary of SHMT, for approximately $6.7 million in cash. The closing of the proposed transaction is scheduled for October 1, 2008, subject to certain closing conditions.

Source: TMC Net

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Thieves Steal Thousands of Dollars in Valves

An Exeter company is out nearly $3,000 in metal valves and stems after thieves struck an orchard near Visalia.

Ranch manager Wes Blake told a deputy that sometime between 3 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Tuesday, an unknown person removed 35 2-inch Red Valves with brass stems and 133 3-inch Red Valves and Fresno Valves from three blocks of orchards in the area.

Source: Porterville (CA) Recorder

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Robert Leggett Named Chief Operating Officer of Mueller Water Products

Robert G. Leggett has been named chief operating officer of Mueller Water Products. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Mueller Water Products' three divisions: Mueller Co., U.S. Pipe and Anvil, Int'l., with the division presidents reporting directly to him. 

Source: Mueller Water Products

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Fieldbus Foundation Demonstrates SIF Technology at Shell Global Solutions

The Fieldbus Foundation has conducted a successful end user demonstration of its Foundation for safety instrumented functions (SIF) technology. Held at the Shell Global Solutions technology centre in Amsterdam, the SIF demo attracted process automation end users and equipment suppliers from around the world.

Companies participating in the SIF demonstration working group included Dresser-Masonelian, Emerson Process Management, Metso Automation and TopWorx.

Source: SA Instrumentation & Control

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Solon Answers Belleville Springs Questions at MFDA Show

What is a Belleville spring? 

How can you keep a bolted joint tight?

What are the causes of bolt preload loss? 

Where are Belleville springs used?

If you can not answer these questions, you should attend our presentation at the MFDA show on September 15, 2008 at The Fiesta in Wood Ridge, NJ. We are giving two presentations throughout the show, but the content is the same for both times. Bring your Belleville spring questions to the show!  

Solon Belleville Springs, Solon Disc Springs and Solon Flange Washers are used in a variety of applications where high spring loads are required in a small space. 

They can help problematic applications such as bolted joints, electrical bus bar, heat exchangers, gasketed flange joints, and valve stem packing.

If you can't attend the show and are interested in learning more about Belleville springs, visit our website at www.solonmfg.com for product information and technical documents or contact Fran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source: Solon

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