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Companies Have Tools to Help in COVID-19 Situation

The epic proportions of the coronavirus infection have created a situation changing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up with what’s happening. However, “keeping up” is a priority for most of the industries that use valves and related products because their operations are directly related to keeping this nation running.


The Adventures of Duke Waters, Chapter 6

We continue the series written by John Ballun, president and CEO of Val-Matic Valve and Manufacturing Corp. and released in 2016 as a book dedicated to the mentors who saved him and others from making costly mistakes in the field. Ballun’s enlightening and humorous stories are a popular read in the valve world.

The central character, Duke Waters, is a compilation of Ballun’s mentors; the stories are about what John learned from them. In this sixth installment, Duke helps Johnny B use a novel approach to quiet the slam of a battery of swing check valves in a new water treatment plant.

VALVEmagazine.com will be running other chapters over the coming months.

Emerson Users Exchange: Digital Transformation Ramps Up

Exhibit1 loIncreasingly, the digital transformation of industry means safer, more efficient operation, increased production and improved quality. Every company’s path to digital transformation is different, but requires competencies such as automated workflow, decision support from systems, workforce upskilling and change management.

People from process industry companies looking to learn how to improve their operations and to share their knowledge gathered for the Emerson Global Users Exchange Americas conference Sept. 23 – 27, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville. The huge facility (the largest non-casino hotel/conference complex in the U.S.) hosted 2,600 users and Emerson representatives for the week.

Online Marketplaces Moving into B2B

In business-to-business (B2B) sales and distribution, as in many parts of the economy, new technologies and new business models are shaking things up. The kind of changes that revolutionized retail sales are working their way into B2B.

The Adventures of Duke Waters: Chapter 5

Editor’s Note: We continue the series written by John Ballun, President and CEO of Val-Matic Valve and Manufacturing Corp. and released in 2016 as a book dedicated to the mentors who saved him and others from making costly mistakes in the field. Ballun’s enlightening and humorous stories are a popular read in the valve world.

The central character, Duke Waters, is a compilation of Ballun’s mentors; the stories are about what he learned. In this fifth installment, while out playing golf Duke and Johnny B notice the course’s irrigation system acting up and offer a solution.

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