ITT PROVIDES SAFE DRINKING WATER
TO AID CHINESE QUAKE VICTIMS
ITT Corporation has donated eight of the company’s
portable water purification units and replacement parts
to areas of southwest China affected by the devastating
earthquakes that struck in May. The donated equipment
is expected to provide nearly 55,000 liters of safe
drinking water per hour for quake victims living in select
relief shelters, enough to satisfy more than 200,000
“The water quality situation in China’s quake-affected
region is dire and ITT is in a position to help. As a global
leader in water treatment, we have the technology and
expertise to make a difference in Sichuan Province,”
said Nick Hill, president of ITT’s Motion & Flow Control
group and leader of ITT’s relief efforts in China.
According to current statistics, the water supply
systems of more than 20 cities and towns in Sichuan
Province suffered critical damage. The Ministry of
Water Resources recently said that more than one
million people have no reliable source of drinking water
in Sichuan’s quake-affected areas.
FACILITIES & EXPANSIONS
ATI OPENS SECOND HOUSTON FACILITY
Inc. (ATI), a
Houston. According to ATI President Cooper Etheridge, the
expansion triples the company’s production floor space and
includes a 50% increase in staff.
The company’s original facility in Industry, TX will contin-
ue to act as the engineering and fabrication hub, while the new
Houston facility will handle assembly and testing, new product
development and sales.
AWARDS & HONORS
The Rochester Business Journal honored
VMA Associate Member Garlock
Sealing Technologies for its environ-
mental leadership. The company was
one of three honorees in the category
of environmental innovation, based on
its conversion to a more environmen-
tally friendly material for gasket pro-
duction at its Palmyra, NY facility.
Garlock invested more than $3 mil-
lion to replace a volatile organic com-
pound with a more environmentally
friendly material in its production of
gasket material, eliminating annual
air emissions of 120 tons in the
process. Use of the new material also
resulted in improved process yields,
products that seal 20% better and a
healthier work environment.
ASCO NUMATICS ANNOUNCES INDUSTRIAL
ASCO Numatics has developed a program that will award two $5,000 scholarships
to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-
related disciplines. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the
engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.
The company will present the scholarship awards at the ISA Expo on Oct. 14,
2008 at the Reliant Center in Houston. The award presentation will be part of the
annual ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival that ISA hosts for automa-
tion professionals between ages 18 and 30.
ASCO Numatics was recently formed when Emerson Industrial Automation
merged operations in North America of two business units, ASCO and Numatics.
The company offers flow control and pneumatics solutions for a wide range of
SIMRIT FACILITY WINS SCHLUMBERGER AWARD
In recognition of its outstanding performance in service and product quality, Sim-
rit’s Nisku, Alberta, Canada facility received the first performance award ever
given by the Edmonton Product Center of Schlumberger Limited. Part of the Sim-
rit Division of Freudenberg-NOK, the Nisku facility was unanimously selected as