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Protect Yourself from Suspicious and Counterfeit Valves

elijah_mccoyCounterfeit industrial products have been around a long time: the term “the real McCoy,” for example, comes from the self-regulating steam engine lubricator patented in 1872 by Elijah McCoy (right). The reason it was called “real” was that the device worked so well, customers demanded it by name over imitators.


Industry, Government Strike Back at Metal Thieves

scrap_metal.jpgThe theft of valves for their scrap metal value that began several years ago continues, although law enforcement, legislatures and industry associations are increasingly recognizing the seriousness of the problem. Since the price of metals began to rise dramatically several years ago, thieves have ripped off metals wherever they could and sold them into the recycling industry.

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