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Emerson Digitizing FIS Manufacturing Sites

Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici (FIS) has selected Emerson to digitize operations and work processes at three manufacturing sites in Italy. With the $20 million contracts, Emerson will provide automation technology to help create a fully electronic manufacturing environment.

As part of its growth strategy, FIS constructed a new $123 million unit at its Termoli site, doubling capacity to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients. Emerson will implement its Syncade manufacturing execution system at the Termoli site, as well as the Montecchio facility, providing automated workflows and paperless procedures and recordkeeping. 


VMA/BVAA Share Booth at Valve World

Valve world bestThe Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) and the British Valve & Actuator Association (BVAA) will once again share a stand at Valve World, which is Nov. 27-29 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Valve World, the 11th international valve trade fair and conference, covers the entire spectrum of industries where valves are used from oil and gas to water/wastewater, power generation and marine and offshore industries. At the show, attendees gather information on innovations, new products and processes and trends.

People come from around the world to listen to experts speak during three days of sessions and educational events including presentations of papers on the latest developments.

They also visit an exhibit hall that covers 20,000 square meters (more than 200,000 square feet). During the 2016 event, more than 12,000 visitors flocked to that hall to visit with about 725 exhibitors.

Many of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers, including many VMA members, exhibit their range of flow control equipment including valves, actuators, controls, pressure relief devices, gaskets and sealing and more.

“VMA has found this show to be an outstanding vehicle for getting VALVE Magazine and information on membership in VMA in front of the international community,” said VMA President Bill Sandler, who will be at the show.

“It also presents both organizations an excellent tool for networking with colleagues from around the world and sharing information on what is happening in other locales,” he added.

The VMA/BVAA stand will include member companies from both associations as well as a common area for meeting with clients and colleagues.

This year’s location, as in the past, will be Building 4 Stand C21. VMA members seeking more information on the show can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“Anyone interest in learning about the North American industry, the association and its many offerings, including the education & training program, VALVE Magazine and our many other programs and events, should stop by the booth and visit,” Sandler said.

For information on the show, go to www.valve-world.net.

Norriseal-WellMark Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA) welcomes Norriseal-Wellmark as its newest full member. This is VMA’s fifth new member in 2018.

Based out of Houston, Norriseal-WellMark has been a supplier of valve and control solutions for more than six decades.

New Houston AIV Facility Will be Ready by 2019

In part to consolidate three area locations into one new campus, AIV, LP is on pace “to complete its 320,000-square-foot northwest Houston fabrication, warehouse and office campus by year end,” the Houston Chronicle  reports.

"Construction is moving along very smoothly," Ryan Loving, president of AIV sister-company Gulf Coast Modification, said in an announcement. "All signs point to the commissioning of equipment to begin late December." 

Metso Again Recognized by Chilean Mining Industry

For the seventh consecutive year, Metso was listed as the leading supplier in the Mining Suppliers' Ranking conducted by Phibrand. In 2018, Metso was recognized as the best in Grinding Performance and Plant Maintenance Services categories as well as the Most Recognized International Mining Supplier and the Most Innovative International Supplier.

The ranking is a globally unique survey in the mining industry. It gives an outlook on how the suppliers are positioned in the markets. Metso has been establishing a strong presence in Chile since 1970 and currently has six locations with around 700 employees there. 

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