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VALVE Magazine’s Top Ten Stories: 2013

VALVE Magazines Top Ten Stories 2013At VALVE Magazine, we’re always looking for great articles that offer valuable information to our readers. As we plan for a new year, we look back at the previous year to see what most piqued your interest. In past years, articles strong on technical information have been favorites, and 2013 was no different. However, the top two spots were nabbed by quite different topics!

So…. Drum roll, please…. In reverse order, the top ten articles published online in 2013, as determined by you, our readers. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read them, take advantage of this list to find out what you’ve been missing! Just click on the title to get directly to the article at VALVEMagazine.com.

Employment Snapshot Report

Employment Growth graphDuring a briefing at the 75th anniversary annual meeting in October, the results of the VMA’s latest research project were revealed. The Employment Snapshot Report provided insight on the state of employment for VMA member companies, and came about as a result of a representative telephone survey conducted of 37 of the nearly 100 members of the association of valve, actuator and control companies, their suppliers and distributors/channel partners.

Get Ready: 2014 Market Outlook

Meeting-roomAs it did at last year’s Market Outlook event, the boom in natural gas dominated discussions at this year’s meeting held in San Diego, Aug. 8-9, and attendees were once again buoyed by relatively positive messages from all of the speakers.

Hope for a Challenged Global Economy

waldman imageIf the U.S. can confront its own fiscal problems, it stands the best chance of all the major economies for returning to trend growth and dynamism and that might be the best path to renewed strength for the world economy.


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