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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. 

Emerson Opens Dubai Flow Calibration Service Center

Emerson has recently opened its Middle East and Africa Flow Service Center at its Dubai campus. The facility will operate as a service center for customers in the Middle East and Africa.

The National Metrology Institute of the Netherlands has provided certification for the calibration equipment’s Calibration and Measurement Capability (CMC) with an uncertainty of 0.03%. This CMC certification reflects the Emerson facility equipment’s quality, technical competence, traceability and capability. 

AUMA Expands into Mexico

AUMA has expanded its global sales and service network by recently opening a new subsidiary in Mexico City. Strategically located, the new office will enable AUMA to strengthen its position in Latin America.

According to AUMA, this economic region has enormous potential for the actuator manufacturer, from drinking water and sewage treatment through to power generation, mining, and the oil and gas industry. 

Emerson: 2 in 5 Believe STEM Worker Shortage a Crisis

Despite a national targeted focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and education over the past decade, 2 out of 5 Americans believe the STEM worker shortage is at crisis levels, according to results from the fourth annual STEM survey by Emerson.

While the survey found students today are twice as likely to study STEM fields compared to their parents, the number of roles requiring STEM expertise is growing at a rate that exceeds current workforce capacity. In manufacturing alone, the National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte predict the U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs by 2025; yet as many as 2 million of those jobs may go unfilled, due to difficulty finding people with the skills in demand. 

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