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Distributors and Channel Partners: Completing the Valve Family Circle

valve distributionAfter preliminary approval by the VMA Board in January 2013, the full membership of the Valve Manufacturers Association has overwhelmingly approved a change in the VMA Constitution to expand the associate member category to include distributors and channel partners serving the industrial valve, actuator and control industry. While the change in the constitution required approval only by a simple majority of members, or 30 companies, 55 of the 58 full members voted for the change.

VMA Leadership Forum: Fugitive Emissions, API Standards and More

2013-Forum-AudienceEach year the Valve Manufacturers Association hosts a meeting specifically for member companies’ top executives. This year’s Valve Industry Leadership Forum, held Jan. 17-18 at The Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, covered numerous issues of importance to industry leaders. Among the subjects addressed: the latest on fugitive emissions, updates on new API standards, results of a major valve reliability study, an overview midstream business, trends in asbestos legislation and a Wall Street perspective.

VMA Looks Back at 2012 and Forward to 2013

VMA 75 circleContrary to dire predictions, the end of the Mayan calendar signaled only the end of one cycle and the beginning of another, while the end of 2012 signaled the end of another banner year for the Valve Manufacturers Association and the beginning of an exciting 2013.

Valve World 2012 – Truly a Global Industry

Valve World Show 2012Valve industry professionals from around the world attended Valve World Expo 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 27 to 29. VMA President Bill Sandler summed up the event as being "outstanding." Bill represented VMA and shared a stand with our friends from the British Valve & Actuator Association. Show organizers said there were approximately 10,000 attendees.


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