Education Foundation Adds
The Friends of the Crawford Library—the non-profit educational foundation that is supporting VMA’s new “Valve
Ed” program—announced in March a new scholarship
program for university/college students who have been
studying mechanical engineering or related disciplines.
The FOCL Scholarship Fund will provide full scholarships
to 20 students to attend the one-day Valve Basics Seminars, to be held in different regions of the country each
year. The first group of students—who attend Drexel University—will attend the basics seminar in Philadelphia on
May 20, and another group from Louisiana schools will
be invited to participate in the Baton Rouge event on Oct.
The FOCL foundation is seeking donations to help support the scholarship program and to expand educational
activities in coming years. Several VMA members have
already contributed to the FOCL education fund for the
second time, including Bronze donors Conval, Richards
Industries and United Valve.
For more information, go to: www.VMA.org > Valve
Education > About Valve Ed. Individuals or companies
can make donations online at www.VMA.org > Valve
Education > Donations or contact Judy Tibbs
( firstname.lastname@example.org), VMA director of education.
Companies Join VMA and VRC
Both the Valve Manufacturers Association and the Valve
Repair Council welcomed new members during the first
quarter of 2010.
Joining VMA as an associate member is Auge Industrial Fasteners. The Houston-based company manufactures bolts, nuts, studs and rods for the wellhead equipment, oil & gas, refining and power generation industries.
Learn more about Auge at www.augeusa.com.
New to the VRC is The Phoenix Partners, which
includes Renew Valve & Machine Company and Cleveland Valve & Gauge. Both companies offer a wide variety
of valve repair services. Learn more about Renew Valve,
located in Carleton, MI, at www.renewvalve.com. Find
out about the services offered by Cleveland Valve &
Gauge at www.clevelandvalve.com.
To find out whether your company is eligible for membership in VMA (for U.S. and Canadian valve, actuator
and control manufacturers and suppliers to those manufacturers), go to www.VMA.org > Members > Qualifications. Prospective VRC members (OEM-certified repair
and service facilities), can find information about the
council at www.VMA.org > Valve Repair Council.