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Rotork Receives Karbala Refinery Orders

Now under construction, Iraq's State Company of Oil Projects' (SCOP) Karbala Refinery will use refining processes and automated control to maximize production of liquefied gas, petrol, gas oil, fuel oil, jet fuel and asphalt. Rotork orders for the Karbala Refinery include large quantities of IQ3 non-intrusive intelligent electric valve actuators.

When it opens in 2020, the facility will have a refining capacity of 140,000 barrels of crude oil per day. Production will meet the latest international standards, serving the growing domestic demand for oil in Iraq and reducing the current level of refined product imports. 


VanAire Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

On January 24, 2018 VanAire Incorporated of Gladstone, MI passed a 3-day recertification audit to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard. The worldwide standard had a major upgrade, which was finalized in 2016. This recertification involved the entire Quality Management System and will be VanAire’s second audit to the new standard. The successful audit resulted in zero major and zero minor non-conformances. VanAire has been ISO registered since 2012.

In 2017, VanAire experienced an increase of over 30% in the Engineered Valve Automation Hardware (EVAH) product line sales. With that increase, VanAire’s customer satisfaction rating remains at 100%, according to a customer service survey conducted in December 2017.

Steven Soderman, VanAire CEO and quality manager, stated, “ISO 9001:2015 certification attests to VanAire’s commitment to continually exceed our customer’s expectations with goals focused on the emphasis of quality assurance, production proficiency and engineering standards.”

Tony Lambert, VP of EVAH said, “We have outstanding team members that are focused on quality, which will continue to strengthen our relationships with our customers.” 

Pima Valve Joins VMA

VMA welcomes Pima Valve LLC as a full member, effective immediately. This is the associations first new member of 2018.

Since 1967, Pima Valve has furnished high quality valves to the shipyards of America for use of everything from mine counter measure ships to guided missile cruisers to nuclear powered aircraft carriers and submarines. Valves furnished also include those for offshore oil and gas platforms in Italy, China and the Persian Gulf. 

Wolseley Industrial Group Acquires Duhig Stainless

Wolseley Industrial Group has acquired Duhig Stainless, completed January 22, 2018. The company will operate as Duhig Stainless, a Wolseley Industrial Group company.

In business since 1943, Duhig Stainless is a Modesto, CA-based distributor of fluid control products, including valves, instrumentation, pipe and tubing and serves customers in the bio pharmaceutical, food and beverage, petrochemical and waterworks industries. They have three California locations: Los Angeles, Modesto and San Diego. 

Matrix Metals Launches New North American Headquarters

Matrix Metalas Ribbon Cutting with Stafford MayorMatrix Metals LLC opened its new North American headquarters in Stafford, TX with a grand opening at the new location: Stafford Grove Industrial Park, Suite 100, 10643 West Airport Boulevard. City of Stafford Mayor, Leonard Scarcella, was on hand to cut the ribbon at the inaugural event.

Matrix Metals has a large capacity of 32,000 tons per annum of steel castings. In addition, it has its own machining facilities plus works with third party machine shops to produce complete machined solutions for its customers. 

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