Mike Miazga 2015-06-09 00:02:18
PVF ROUNDTABLE HOSTS RECORD-BREAKING GOLF TOURNAMENT The PVF Roundtable’s annual Don Caffee Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises money for the PVF Roundtable Scholarship Fund enjoyed a record turnout in mid-May at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. PVF Roundtable President Joe Pro (Penn Machine) said a record 296 golfers participated in the event. Pro added sponsorship commitments to this year’s tournament also were at record levels. “The support of our sponsors allows us to do what we do here,” Pro told Supply House Times. “The golf tournament was a huge success.” In the May issue of Supply House Times, Pro noted the organization has earmarked $125,000 toward university industrial distribution and trade certification program scholarships this year. The Roundtable’s two major fundraising arms for that are the golf tournament and the TroutBlast fishing event that will be held in early October in Matagorda, Texas. A day later, the spring PVF Roundtable was held at the Westin Galleria in Houston. Another robust crowd of 502 registrants gathered for more than threehours of continuous networking. The May event is one of two all-networking Roundtables scheduled for 2015. “This clearly is one of the great venues now where you get a chance to network with so many people from around the country and even some who come in internationally,” Pro said. “It’s become the place to be.” Pro said membership Roundtable membership levels continue to rise. “Our industry goes through cycles and even with it being a little soft in our industry right now membership continues to grow month by month,” he said. “We’re approaching 215 to 220 members now and we will look to continue to grow and get the word out.” VALVE WORLD AMERICAS RETURNS TO HOUSTON IN JULY After two successful stagings, Valve World Americas Expo & Conference returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston July 15-16. After the premiere event in 2011 at the Woodlands Waterways Marriott Hotel & Convention Center near Houston, the event moved to the Houston Convention Center in 2013 in order to accommodate the increased exhibit space requests. The Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2015 will once again welcome thousands of attendees to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by more than 150 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico. As the meeting point for the flow control industry, the conference will offer a technologically in-depth program, product showcases on the expo floor and important networking opportunities. This year’s event is geared toward end users, consultants, distributors, manufacturers and suppliers to network, share experiences, and discover new products and innovations. In addition, the Valve Manufacturers Association will organize the “Valves & Actuators 101” one-day education program on July 14 – one day before the start of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference. For more information visit www.valve-world-americas.com/pdf/VWAM2015_VMA.pdf. Germany-based Messe Düsseldorf is a leading trade-fair organizer and will be in charge of the exhibition component of Valve World Americas Expo 2015 through its U.S. subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf North America. KCI Publishing, based in Canada, will manage the conference part of the event. For more information, visit www.valve-world-americas.com.
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