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Renishaw Appoints Former Rotork CEO Whiteley as Non-Exec. Director

Engineer Renishaw Plc. appointed Bill Whiteley, former CEO of peer Rotork Plc., to its board as an independent non-executive director, with effect from June 20.

Whiteley will be joining the company's Audit Committee and its Remuneration and Nomination Committee, said Renishaw in a statement.

Source: Thomson Financial

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Spirax Sarco Employees Celebrate Top Plant Award, Anniversary

So far, 2008 has been a big year for Spriax Sarco's plant in Blythewood, SC. The company is marking its 100th anniversary, and the Blythewood facility is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Add in the 2007 Top Plant designation from Plant Engineering, and it seemed like a party was in order. That's just what employees and dignitaries enjoyed in Blythewood on May 16.

Source: Plant Engineering

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Metso Completes the Acquisition of MAPAG Valves GmbH

Metso has completed the acquisition of MAPAG Valves GmbH, a manufacturing company of butterfly valves, from the Linde Group of Germany. The ownership of the company was transferred to Metso on June 12, 2008 after receiving the required regulatory approvals.

Source: Metso

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Fisher Control Valves Receive SIL 3 Certification

Emerson Process Management has received SIL 3 certification of several ranges of its Fisher valves to IEC 61508 standards. This certification enables users to boost plant availability and safety by using the  Fisher GX, Vee-ball, easy-e and HP valves in Safety Instrumented Systems in up to SIL 3 loops, per IEC 61508.

Source: Automation.com

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Tyco Opens South African Branch

Tyco Valves & Controls Distribution has announced the opening of its new branch in Cape Town, South Africa, with a view to providing better support to customers in the Western Cape and growing the installed base of valves and actuators.

Source: SA Instrumentation & Control

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