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Emerson Breaks Ground on Ohio Plant Expansion

On Wednesday November 20, 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions officially broke ground at a ribbon cutting ceremony to expand its facility in Ontario, OH, the Richland Source reports. The expansion will consist of two phases, both of which should be completed within the next year.

“The first part of the project will increase the building’s manufacturing space by 12,600 square feet. The new space will increase the capacity of the rotary vane valve operating systems division as well as house an assembly area for the plant’s new electro-hydraulic operator valve operating systems division. The second phase of the project will add an extra 10,9000 square feet to the plant’s shipping area.”

Velan Appoints Bruno Carbonaro as President

Velan Inc. announced the appointment of Bruno Carbonaro as president effective November 11, 2019. Based in Montreal, Carbonaro will report to CEO Yves Leduc and be a member of the executive management committee.

Carbonaro, an engineer by training, brings more than 20 years of experience in the industrial equipment industry, spending the last eight years at Groupe Fives. He started his career in the automotive industry and at the Boston Consulting Group's Paris office. He received his Engineering education at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Emerson Automating Canadian Coal-to-Gas Projects

TransAlta Corporation has selected Emerson as the main automation contractor in its planned conversions of coal-fired units to natural gas. The project is part of TransAlta’s $2 billion Clean Energy Investment Plan that will convert its existing coal assets in Alberta, Canada, to natural gas.

Emerson will lead the design, procurement, installation and commissioning in the replacement of automation systems for coal-to-gas projects at the Sundance and Keephills power plants. The conversion of the first unit begins in fall 2020, with the projects expected to be completed by 2024.

Industrial Valve Joins VMA

This week the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) officially welcomed Industrial Valve as its newest distributor/channel partner associate member. This is the tenth new company to join the association in 2019.

With locations in Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee, Industrial Valve repairs all brands and sizes of safety valves and has an extensive library of manufacturer specifications for Farris, Consolidated, Crosby and Anderson-Greenwood.

Valtorc International Wins 2019 GLOBE Award

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) has named Valtorc International a 2019 GLOBE Award winner for having export sales in at least one new international market in 2019.

Valtorc International, along with the other GLOBE Awardees, will receive official recognition by the governor at the Georgia state capitol. Awardees will receive their 2019 GLOBE Award certificates at the event.

Approximately 75% of the winners are small businesses with 100 employees or less. GLOBE winners collectively expanded their sales into 84 new countries and territories during 2019. Some of the more active markets include Colombia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Six of the 2019 GLOBE winners were first time exporters.


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