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ITT Names Gretchen McClain President of ITT Fluid and Motion Control

ITT Corp. named Gretchen McClain to the newly created position of president of ITT Fluid and Motion Control. McClain, 46, was previously president of ITT Fluid Technology, a position she has held since March of 2007.

In her new role as president of ITT Fluid and Motion Control, Gretchen McClain will oversee all of ITT's commercial businesses, including those in the Fluid Technology and Motion & Flow Control segments. 

Source: ITT

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Flowserve Quick Response Center Opens in Bangalore, India

Flowserve Corp. announces the opening of its newest Quick Response Center (QRC) located in Bangalore, India.

The QRC is part of Flowserve's growing network of aftermarket service centers around the world. Located at Flowserve’s existing Bangalore facility, the 4000 sq. ft. QRC will manufacture and service Flowserve Limitorque actuators for the petrochemical and power industry in India. Flowserve has maintained a local presence in the country since 1997.

Source: Flowserve

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Parker Acquires Brazilian Manufacturer of Connectors and Instrumentation Products

Parker Hannifin has acquired Detroit Plasticos e Metais S/A (Detroit) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a manufacturer of high performance fittings, valves, manifolds, and thermoplastic tubing. Detroit's products are used throughout Latin America in oil and gas, petrochemical, pulp and paper, mining, transportation, steel, construction and agricultural markets.

Source: Parker Hannifin

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Gas Leak in India Leaves 13 Unconscious

Less than 12 hours after a worker died at Rourkela Steel Plant, 13 employees were left unconscious after a carbon monoxide leak from captive power plant-I.

Six of them — being administered oxygen at the ICU at Ispat General Hospital — are critical but out of danger, deputy superintendent of police R.K. Panda said.

Source: The Telegraph (Calcutta, India)

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Federal Report Cites Safety Issues at Texas Plant

A federal report details safety concerns and citations issued to the East Texas refinery where an explosion killed one worker and injured others last week.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a 36-page report on the Delek refinery to the Tyler Morning Telegraph after Thursday's fire and explosion at the company's Tyler plant. It lists safety violations at the Delek Refining Ltd. plant from earlier this year that include failing to ensure valves were properly configured and an inability to show structures followed blast resistance guidelines.

Source: Associated Press

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