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Thermodyn Joins VMA as Associate Member

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) welcomes Thermodyn Corporation as an official associate supplier member. This is VMA's third new member in 2017.

In 1979, Thermodyn began business with the dual purpose of selling A.W. Chesterton products and manufacturing high-temperature elastomers for the expansion joint industry. Today, that is still its main focus. Thermodyn has a complete line for the expansion joint, gasket and fluid sealing industries. 

MRC Global Renews Integrated Supply Agreement with NiSource

MRC Global (US) Inc., has extended its contract to provide integrated supply services and gas distribution products including pipe, valve and fitting (PVF) products and services to NiSource Inc. MRC Global has provided products and services to NiSource since 2004.

"We value that NiSource has continued to entrust us with their business," MRC Global president & CEO, Andrew R. Lane, said. "A highly integrated supply relationship like the one we share with NiSource, requires a high level of partnership and focus for both parties. We are proud to have the opportunity to leverage our PVF distribution expertise to support NiSource with further process enhancements that MRC Global provides through integrated supply." 

Emerson to Modernize San Francisco’s Largest Wastewater Plant

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has selected Emerson as the design-build contractor for a comprehensive automation project to modernize its Southeast Treatment Plant. Built in 1952, the Southeast Treatment Plant is the city’s largest wastewater facility, responsible for treating 57 million gallons of wastewater per day. During heavy rains, it has the capacity to treat up to 250 million gallons per day.

The automation project is part of the city’s Sewer System Improvement Program (SSIP), a 20-year, multi-billion-dollar investment to upgrade the aging sewer infrastructure that serves more than 800,000 customers. Emerson will implement the $20 million upgrades project in five phases over 15 years – seven years of design-build followed by eight years of service and support. 

Powell Valves Promotes Kyle Mills to Regional Sales Manager

The Wm. Powell Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Kyle Mills to Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager.

According to Tim Fries, senior vice president of sales & marketing, “When Kyle joined Powell in 2015 he really set out to immerse himself in the valve industry. His ability to work with our customers to give them the best service is what sets him and Powell apart from others. We are really looking forward to Kyle contributions to grow this territory.”

A graduate of Gordon State University, Kyle will be responsible for sales and business development in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and parts of Tennessee and Georgia.  

GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes Complete Merger

GE Oil & Gas has completed the previously announced merger with Baker Hughes. Under the terms of the transaction agreement, which was previously announced on October 31, 2016, the transaction resulted in a partnership structure, pursuant to which Baker Hughes was converted to a partnership and GE contributed its Oil & Gas business into that partnership. GE has a 62.5% interest in this partnership and legacy Baker Hughes shareholders have a 37.5% interest through their ownership. 

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