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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.


Midstream: The Growing Process Segment

midstreamWhile the traditional view of the oil and gas distribution system held only two segments, upstream and downstream, the now more widely accepted model shows three segments. All of the processes between the wellhead and the refinery gate are now considered “midstream.” In his presentation at VMA’s Leadership forum in Dallas, January 2013, Paul Hart, editor of Midstream Business, analyzed the opportunities in this segment of the oil and gas industry.

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