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Conval Moves into New Advanced Manufacturing Center

Conval Enfield mezzanine production shotConval recently moved into its new 72,000 square foot advanced manufacturing center at 96 Phoenix Avenue in Enfield, CT. In development for two years, the facility is adjacent to I-91 and 13 highway miles from Bradley International Airport. With all operations under one roof and 40% more capacity than the former three-building Somers campus, the new facility will allow for new processes to be added, future expansion of the product line and significant company growth. 

GE Plans to Separate from Baker Hughes

After a strategic review, GE announces it will focus on Aviation, Power and Renewable Energy. In addition to the pending combination of its Transportation business with Wabtec, GE plans to separate GE Healthcare into a standalone company, pursue an orderly separation from Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), make its corporate structure leaner and substantially reduce debt. GE’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the plans announced this week.

GE plans to fully separate its 62.5% interest in BHGE in an orderly manner over the next two to three years. The separation will provide BHGE with enhanced agility and the ability to focus on leading in the oil and gas industry. 

Emerson, Texas A&M Building Automation Laboratory

Emerson and Texas A&M have established the Emerson Advanced Automation Laboratory to be funded with the company’s donation. The laboratory will provide Texas A&M engineering students a modern, high tech, active learning environment, simulating real-world plant operations found in manufacturing facilities for the oil & gas, refining, life sciences, food & beverage and other industries. The laboratory will be an integral part of the university’s new Zachry Engineering Education Complex, a 525,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open this fall.

In addition to the new advanced automation laboratory, Emerson will provide the process control equipment for a fully functional distillation column to facilitate hands-on teaching. Next door to the distillation column, students and faculty can meet to study and problem solve in the new Emerson Collaboration Room. Emerson will also work with the College of Engineering to integrate and expand its industrial wireless technologies throughout the Zachry Engineering Education Complex. 

The Chemours Company Creates STEM Scholarship

The Chemours Company has created the Chemours Future of Chemistry Scholarship, which will deliver $400,000 in scholarships over three years to talented, high-potential young people wishing to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), but lacking the financial resources to do so. Chemours launched the scholarship through a partnership with the City of Wilmington and Mayor Mike Purzycki's signature initiative, the Wilmington College and Career Fair.

Chemours awarded the inaugural Future of Chemistry Scholarship to Iyana Cain, a recent graduate of A. I. DuPont High School. In the fall, she will enter Delaware State University as part of the Class of 2022.

Further demonstrating its commitment to the community and to STEM education, Chemours is building a $150M research and innovation center on the University of Delaware's STAR campus—The Discovery Hub. 

DeZURIK Celebrating 90th Anniversary with Open House

The public is invited to attend an open house and 90th anniversary celebration at DeZURIK’s corporate headquarters in Sartell, MN. The open house will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

The company was founded in 1928 by Matt DeZURIK who developed the first eccentric plug valve. Today, valves with the DeZURIK, APCO, Hilton and Willamette brands are used by customers worldwide. The open house will include a tour of DeZURIK manufacturing plant. 

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