HOUSTON, TX – ValvTechnologies, Inc., manufacturer of zero-leakage severe service isolation valve solutions, is pleased to announce that Nuclear Industry Director, Bill Henwood and Product Engineer, Josh Nelson recently represented ValvTechnologies at the Valve Manufacturer’s Association (VMA) Valve Petting Zoo which provides a hands-on experience with products covered during the VMA’s highly-rated Valve Basics Series.
The Valve Basics course was created specifically for newcomers to the industry so it is ideally suited for recent graduates and engineers in the early stages of their careers. Attending the Valve Petting Zoo were:
- Professionals employed at plants and facilities that use valves, actuators and controls
- More experience professionals with knowledge of one specific product type but in need of an overview of the entire spectrum of valves, actuators and controls
- New employees at valve, actuator and control companies
- Personnel from EPC or AEC firms who are involved with specifying valves
- Distributors and manufacturer’s reps who sell these products
- Companies that provide supplies and services to the industry
The Valve Basics course has also been well-received by upper-level mechanical engineering students who have attended previous seminars. Their participation is made possible by scholarships from the VMA’s educational foundation. ValvTechnologies was able to take advantage of this time and introduce those new to the valve industry to ValvTechnologies’ superior products and services.
ValvTechnologies also had the opportunity to exhibit at the VMA Valve Basics Training Event. The attendees at this event range from end users of valves, channel partners/suppliers, valve and actuator manufacturers plus students/interns that will be involved in the valve industry in the future.
ValvTechnologies was represented by Service Engineer, Andre Nichols and North American Service Manager, Donald Polasek. The event was well received by all the newcomers to the valve industry. “We found a genuine interest in learning about our valves from everyone who stopped by our booth,” Polasek said. “Various topics about valve function and design that seasoned valve people take for granted was interested to the attendees.”
Exhibiting at these types of events allow ValvTechnologies a way to invest in the future of the valve industry where the aging workforce and gaps that will develop has been a topic of discussion for the last 10 years. ValvTechnologies is working to help do something about it.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, high-performance isolation valve solutions. Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States.
To find out more about the products and services offered or to locate a representative, visit our website at www.valv.com. Connect with ValvTechnologies on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.