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Great Lakes Process Controls, Inc. acquired by Allied Valve

February 22, 2022
World-Class Process Instrumentation & Service Solutions Great Lakes Process Controls, Inc. Joins Recent Acquisitions by Allied Valve, Inc. to Expand its World-Class Process Instrumentation and Service Solutions Company.   DAVENPORT, IA – FEBRUARY 22, 2022 – Allied Valve has expanded its array of brands you know and service you can trust with its latest acquisition, […]
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Ovation Holdings Announces Passing of Stanley R. Carr

February 3, 2022
Stanley R. Carr, President of Automation Service Passes Ovation Holdings is saddened to announce the passing of Stanley “Stan” Carr, President of Automation Service, a subsidiary of Ovation. Barry Shoulders, CEO of Ovation said, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my friend and colleague Stan Carr. The entire Ovation […]
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Allied Valve acquires Power Specialties, PROMAC, & JMI

January 19, 2022
World-Class Process Instrumentation & Service Solution Allied Valve, Inc. Adds Power Specialties, Inc., PROMAC, Inc., And JMI Instrument Company to Create a World-Class Process Instrumentation and Service Solutions Company. DAVENPORT, IA – JANUARY 18, 2022 – Allied Valve has expanded its array of brands you know and service you can trust with the acquisitions of […]
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Tired of OEM inventory shortages and long lead times?

January 7, 2022
Timely delivery of “most wanted” process controls and valves There is no doubt, supply chain disruption has wreaked havoc on our industry and most experts agree the disruption will last well into 2022. Fortunately, you can count on Automation Service for the timely delivery of your “most wanted” process controls and valves. Automation Service Remanufactured: […]
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Recycling Program Saves Money and the Environment

December 14, 2021
Automation Service is the world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls. We are known industry-wide for our superior workmanship, on-time deliveries, competitive pricing, as well as our environmentally-friendly alternative to buying new equipment. Since 1956, we have been committed to delivering high-quality remanufactured products. We do this by restoring every re-usable component in a control. […]
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Automation Service is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

October 2, 2021
July 2021 was a busy month for Automation Service, with our new pneumatics line rolling out, and ISO 9001:2015 audit too. Automation Service first became ISO Certified in 2004, giving our customers reassurance that we are continually improving our processes. This year’s audit was especially exciting for our team because we successfully expanded our scope […]
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In-Person Hiring Event

May 29, 2021
We are hiring immediately! CNC Machinist Instrument Assembly Specialists Instrument Assembly Technicians Instrument Calibration Technicians Refinishing Workers Parts Processors Purchasing Assistant Date & time: Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 10 am – 2 pm Location: Missouri Job Center – NW Crossings 715 NW Plaza Drive, St. Ann, MO  63074 Additional info: Prior to attending the hiring […]
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Guide To Ordering Remanufactured DVC6000 And DVC6200

May 4, 2021
Our latest resource guides you through the process of ordering a DVC6000 or DVC6200 positioner. It outlines the minimum amount of information we need to provide you with an accurate quote. Please note that stand-alone units require information about other components being attached to make sure they are compatible, especially when they are not ordered with […]
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Stand-Alone Unit Orders: Valve, Actuator, Positioner, Parts

February 20, 2021
Valve, actuator, positioner, & parts for stand-alone units Stand-alone units require information about any other components being attached to make sure they are compatible, especially when they are not ordered with those components. Frequently valves and actuators are “made to work” in the field. Let us know if there are any signs of modifications or […]
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Foxboro 43AP Pneumatic Controller Calibration Guide

January 23, 2021
If you’re new to Foxboro’s 43AP pneumatic controllers, you might have some questions about installation, operation, and maintenance. In this quick guide, we’ll lay out the simple steps to get your instrument calibrated and one step closer to operation.  The tools you’ll need for calibration are:  Air supply with pressure regulator Pressure gauge Small Phillips […]
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Valve Quotes and Valve Specifications Checklist

January 11, 2021
Viable Construction vs. Engineered Product Automatic control valves are engineered equipment, and “one size fits all” does not apply. Data tags and model numbers are not all-inclusive, so extra information is often needed. Possible sources: Serial number – AS serial number tells us full construction. Look for the A/S stamp near the serial. OEM serial […]
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[Checklist] Troubleshooting Valve Issues

December 21, 2020
This checklist will help you troubleshoot common issues to avoid unnecessary downtime. Troubleshooting valve issues We are available for technical phone support. Process conditions can affect valves in different ways – please have any information available. Take pictures or videos of any issues to help us understand your concerns. Make note of any specific symptoms […]
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Top 5 Control Valve Resources to Improve Your Operations

December 11, 2020
Making your facility plans for 2021? Your control valves have a significant impact on your operations. Having missized valves, or valves that are the right size but haven’t been properly maintained, can cause poor performance and unwanted downtime. Ultimately, these issues can eat into your profits. Here are 5 control valve resources that will help […]
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Quadruple Miles for Your Foxboro® 43AP

November 4, 2020
2020 taking a toll? Finally – some good news! We’re offering 4x MILES for your used, scrapped, or surplus Foxboro® 43AP’s. That’s 160 MILES toward food rewards to keep your team fueled up. Contact a reclamation specialist today at (800) 714-2692, or email a reclamation expert at Offer ends December 31, 2020. Earn Miles Recycling These See Rewards
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Automation Service Adds 11GM Transmitters

September 22, 2020
Earlier this month, we announced that we purchased the Foxboro traditional pneumatic and electronic I/P models from Schneider Electric. Today, we’re expanding that line to include 11GM transmitters. In addition to offering remanufactured Foxboro products, we are now the sole manufacturer for the following products: 43AP Pneumatic Controllers 13A Pneumatic Transmitters E69 Current to Pneumatic […]
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Automation Service Purchases Foxboro Pneumatics

September 1, 2020
Earth City, MO —- September 1, 2020 As of September 1, 2020, Automation Service has reached an agreement to purchase the Foxboro traditional pneumatic and electronic I/P models from Schneider Electric. This will ensure companies that depend on these products will continue to have access to the equipment they need to keep their operations running. […]
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How to Order, Configure, and Install Remanufactured Pressure Transmitters

August 28, 2020
Do you need a replacement transmitter? Foxboro®, Rosemount®, and Honeywell® are three of the top transmitter brands, providing a high level of accuracy and stability. The key to achieving a high level of performance is to ensure that you have the right transmitter for your application and that the transmitter is configured and installed correctly. […]
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[Checklist] Valve Quotes & Specifications: More Info on Engineered Product

January 19, 2020
In a previous article, we took an introductory look at the difference between viable construction, which typically applies when you’re reordering a replacement valve for an existing process, and an engineered product, which is what you’ll need for a new process or when a modification is needed (e.g., the process conditions have changed). Here, we explore engineered […]
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How to Calibrate a DVC6000 Controller

October 18, 2018
So, you’ve just received your remanufactured Fisher® DVC6000 controller. What’s next? The first thing you need to do is calibrate the device following the instructions below. If you have any questions or run into any problems, call (800) 325-4808 to speak with one of our product technicians. Click here to download a one-page, easily printable version of […]
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It’s 2018. Do You Know Where Your Control Valves Are?

October 16, 2018
This article by Automation Service marketing manager Missy Knight was recently published on Food Industry Executive. Read an excerpt below, and click here for the full article. Valves are ubiquitous in food and beverage processing. Valve Magazine senior editor Kate Kunkel put it well when she wrote: “Whether it’s cereal, breakfast pastries, cookies or canned peaches, everything must […]
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How To Calibrate A Fisher® DVC6200 Controller

October 5, 2018
So, you’ve just received your remanufactured Fisher® DVC6200 controller. What’s next? The first thing you need to do is calibrate the device following the instructions below. If you have any questions or run into any problems, call (800) 325-4808 to speak with one of our product technicians. Click here to download a one-page, easily printable […]
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Allied Valve and Automation Service Team Up to Grow Solutions for Industrial Valve Users

May 18, 2018
Barry Shoulders, President and CEO of Allied Valve, Inc., today announced a merger with St. Louis, MO-based Automation Service, an internationally recognized provider of remanufactured Fisher® control valves and actuators as well as remanufactured Rosemount® and Foxboro® process instrumentation. Effective May 11, when the merger is complete, Shoulders will begin serving as President and CEO […]
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Video: How are Control Valves Remanufactured?

April 19, 2018
Take a tour of our plant in less than a minute; no travel required! In this video, you can take a 30-second virtual tour of the Automation Service facility and get an inside look at our process for remanufacturing Fisher® control valves. Automation Service remanufactures over 30,000 different parts and knows what affects the quality […]
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What One Instrument & Controls Technician Wants You to Know About Automation Service

April 12, 2018
Instrument & Controls Technician Steve H. contacted other suppliers for remanufactured Rosemount transmitters, but no one could meet his specifications. Then he turned to Automation Service. Hear the one thing he wants you to know about that experience in this short video: Steve works in the electric power generation industry, and sometimes his plant has […]
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Five Keys to a Successful Outage

March 17, 2018
How can you keep your outage on schedule and under budget?  Automation Service can help you unlock the five secrets to a successful plant outage with Instant Turnaround. 
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The Best Process Control and Control Valve Posts of 2017

January 16, 2018
From tech tip videos and blog posts to free calibration and installation guides, Automation Service has the tips and tricks you can use to improve your day-to-day efficiency. Start 2018 off right by rediscovering some of our best process control and control valve resources of 2017: 1. One Simple Thing You Can Do To Extend […]
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Automation Service Donates $15,000 to Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Behalf of Its Customers & Employees

December 20, 2017
Following Hurricane Harvey, Automation Service committed to donate 2% of all revenue from remanufactured products shipped to Texas & Louisiana between September 1 and the end of 2017 to the Red Cross. In addition to that commitment, Automation Service has decided to forgo their normal holiday cards and gifts to their clients and instead make […]
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One Unique Way Automation Service Ensures High Quality Production

October 26, 2017
Quality and reliability are always top of mind at Automation Service.  Our plant is equipped with a CMM Machine, which ensures superior quality and precision to our remanufacturing process. CMM stands for Coordinate Measuring Machine. The CMM is a precision measuring instrument that uses highly sensitive probes to measure the physical geometrical characteristics of an […]
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October Marks Fourth Anniversary of Manufacturing Marvels Appearance

October 2, 2017
October 2017 marks the fourth anniversary of the selection of Automation Service by Marvel Production Group, LLC to showcase their remanufacturing process on a TV segment called “Manufacturing Marvels®”. The production was filmed on September 26th, 2013 and aired on The Fox Business Network October 14th, 2013.     Automation Service has been remanufacturing high-quality […]
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Automation Service Bolsters Efforts with MCAA Membership

August 7, 2017
When you need to replace process controls in your facility, you need a partner you can trust. That’s why superior quality, reliability, and customer service are the foundational building blocks of everything we do at Automation Service. To enhance our efforts to deliver world-class products and support, Automation Service recently joined other industry heavy-hitters in […]
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Ahead of the Curve with ISO 9001:2015 Certification

July 27, 2017
Automation Service has recertified to the ISO 9001:2015 management standard. ISO is an independent, non-governmental, international organization with 163 national standard body members. ISO has published more than 21,000 international standards and related documents, covering almost every industry. These standards give specifications for products, services, and systems, ensuring quality, safety and efficiency. The ISO 9001:2015 […]
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Gaining Momentum: Automation Service Adds Drew Dubray as Vice President of Manufacturing

July 24, 2017
Automation Service is expanding its team of manufacturing experts. Drew Dubray recently joined us as Vice President of Manufacturing, replacing Tom Hankins. Tom retired on June 30th, 2017, after six years of service to the company. He was a hands-on leader with a passion for production and he provided superior leadership during critical transition and […]
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Vortex Flow Meters: Basic Working Principle Video

June 16, 2017
In this video, Automation Service Engineer Keith Angle, walks us through the basic working principle of vortex flowmeters. Did you know Automation Service can help you with your next flowmeter calibration? Two-day turnaround on flowmeters 10″ and under Vortex Flowmeter calibration Magnetic Flowmeter calibration Verification reports with NIST traceability Expert advice from in-house engineers and technicians Request Flow Calibration
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No Maintenance, No Paperwork, Customized Recycling Program

Watch the video below to see how you can start a process controls recycling program in your department to make sure you’re getting the maximum value for your asset – with no hassle. I’m ready to recycle!
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Valve Packing & Extending the life of your Control Valve

June 8, 2017
If you see your control valve leaking around the packing box or valve stem, you may be able to fix the leak using the instruction contained in this video. Jerry Butz, Director of Engineering, will walk you through this one simple procedure that can extend the life of your control valve.   Valve packing is a […]
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Turnaround: Success or Distress?

April 12, 2017
Does the word turnaround make your stomach churn? You are not alone. Fear of not starting back up in time or overshooting budget are both concerns we hear a lot from our clients. Automation Service has a solution for you that will eliminate schedule and budget risks, and minimize stress. Request Free Turnaround Consultation Problems […]
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Need Control Valve Help?

March 10, 2017
Is troubleshooting your Fisher® control valves causing you a headache? Do you need assistance engineering a valve for your application? Are you tired of waiting for a response, or long lead-times? We can help. Automation Service offers much more than just remanufactured Fisher control valves. We offer numerous control valve services from our valve engineers and experts. With over […]
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Top 5 Reasons to Recycle Process Instrumentation

February 10, 2017
What are you doing with your used, broken and surplus process controls? If you’re throwing them away or selling them to scrapyards, you’re missing a great opportunity to receive a substantially greater value out of your assets. Our hassle-free recycling program gives you top value for valves, transmitters, positioners, controllers, flow tubes, flowmeters, and more. […]
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How-To Mount a DVC6000

February 3, 2017
Need instructions on how to mount a DVC6000? You’re not alone! This is one of the most frequently asked questions of our product experts and we’re happy to provide an instructional video to help. If you still need assistance after viewing the video, give us a call at 800-265-4808. Need help calibrating your DVC6000? Click the […]
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DVC6200 vs. DVC6000

January 31, 2017
Which one is right for your application? DVC6000 vs DVC6200: The main difference between the two positioners is linkage. A DVC6200 has a magnetic linkage, while the DVC6000 has a mechanical linkage. A high vibration setup will cause more variance in the readings if you use a mechanical linkage, as well as contribute more wear […]
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Keeping Production Line Efficient During Times of Budget Constraints

December 1, 2015
As capital improvement  and maintenance budgets tighten significantly during the last months of the budget year, production was slowed due to lack of repairs and improvements at a leading American science and engineering company. No funds were available for replacement of aging or ineffective equipment, other than necessary improvements or repairs to comply with safety […]
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Remanufactured Foxboro® Models 83 and 84 Vortex Flowmeters

November 23, 2015
Automation Service, a global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, now offers remanufactured Foxboro models 83 and 84 vortex flowmeters. “We are pleased to announce our latest addition to our vortex flowmeters product line,” said Stan Carr, Executive Vice President of Automation Service, “Customers who purchase new and remanufactured Foxboro products from us, will now be able to enjoy […]
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Automation Service Introduces Remanufactured Micro Motion® RFT9739 Transmitters

October 8, 2015
Automation Service, a global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, now offers Remanufactured Micro Motion®RFT9739 Transmitters. This marks the fifth product release in just two years, since Automation Service was purchased by FTL Capital LLC in 2013. “We are pleased to add Remanufactured Micro Motion to our portfolio,” said Stan Carr, Executive Vice President of Automation Service. […]
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Automation Service Changes Painting Method to Reduce VOC

August 6, 2015
Automation Service, the world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, is excited to announce that we have recently changed our painting method in order to reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). We have switched from Acrylic Modified Alkyd Enamel to a direct-to-metal polyurethane. The ALK was between 4.2-5.0 VOC while the AUE-370 is at 2.4-2.9. That’s […]
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Control Valve Actuator Bench Set – Bench Range Requirements

July 28, 2015
In the world of process control engineering, there’s so much to understand about automatic control valves. But one factor that probably doesn’t make the Top 10 List is control valve actuator bench set, as it applies to spring- and diaphragm-type actuators. This factor is an often-misunderstood point of confusion, and sometimes incorrectly described part of […]
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Going Green (And Earning Some Too)

July 16, 2015
How Recycling Process Control Equipment Improves The Environment And The Bottom Line Plants have long faced the dilemma of replace versus repair for industrial equipment. However, even after users decide to replace equipment, they face another choice: scrap or recycle. We asked Steve Ploudre, Director of Material Reclamation for Automation Service, a global leader in […]
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Control Valve Shutoff Classification and Allowable Leakage Rates

April 16, 2015
As featured in Flow Control® Magazine’s April E-Newsletter, Website and May 2015 Print Issue Often when commissioning or troubleshooting automatic control valves, there’s a discovery that the control valve, even though fully closed, doesn’t fully shut off the flow of process fluid through the plug and seat.  Although closed, there is an “allowable leakage rate” as part […]
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Remanufactured Valves Validated by Rigorous Testing

March 2, 2015
As featured in Upstream Pumping® Magazine – January/February 2015 Issue In a conscious effort to cut costs, plant and oilfield operators are exploring and, ultimately, relying more on remanufactured equipment. Purchasing remanufactured equipment is a growing trend with clear advantages. Other than the obvious cost benefits that remanufactured equipment offers, end users are also making the environmentally […]
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Proper Actuator Sizing for Control Valves

October 25, 2023
Packing ring friction, valve seating and thrust among considerations As featured in Processing® Magazine  Articles, references and workshops abound on the subject of proper control valve sizing. But not so many are the opportunities to learn about guidelines for proper sizing of the control-valve actuators. Any piece of equipment is only as good as its […]
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Automation Service Adds Remanufactured Rosemount® Vortex Flowmeter to Product Line

July 8, 2014
Automation Service, a global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, will offer the remanufactured Rosemount 8800 Series Vortex Flowmeter beginning July 1. “We’ve heard the voice of our customer, and they are demanding vortex flowmeters,” said Wesley Rarick, CEO of Automation Service. “So we are launching the remanufactured Rosemount 8800 series vortex flowmeter.” The remanufactured Rosemount 8800 Series […]
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Validating Remanufactured Control Valves

June 25, 2014
Best Practices for Ensuring The Performance and Reliability of Repurposed Equipment As Featured in Flow Control®‘s Valve Update E-News This growing trend of using remanufactured equipment has clear benefits. Not only do remanufactured control valves generally cost less and offer short lead-times, but buying remanufactured equipment is also an environmentally conscious decision. Remanufactured control valves […]
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Remanufacturing Leader Expands Into OEM Market Through Distribution Partnership

March 31, 2014
Automation Service Announces Partnership with Ametek Automation Service, the world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, announces a distribution partnership with AMETEK- US Gauge and its line of pressure gauges and diaphragm seals. Beginning April 1st, Automation Service will be a distributor of AMETEK- US Gauge products across the United States and regionally in the […]
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Remanufactured Fisher® Regulators a Cost Saving Alternative

January 7, 2014
Automation Service, world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, is excited to announce its launch of 95 and 98 series remanufactured Fisher regulators. “This is just the beginning. In our recent marketplace survey, we found an increase in demand for high-quality remanufactured pressure reducing and pressure relief regulators… so the decision was simple. We listen […]
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Automation Service Featured On Manufacturing Marvels®

October 10, 2013
Automation Service, world’s largest remanufacturer of high-quality process controls, has been selected by Marvel Production Group, LLC to showcase their remanufacturing process on a TV segment called “Manufacturing Marvels®”. Click here to watch the video. The production was filmed on September 26th and will air on The Fox Business Network at approximately 8:30 p.m. CST […]
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FTL Capital Acquires and Secures Future Growth for Automation Service

September 9, 2013
Process Controls International d.b.a. Automation Service, the global leader in high-quality remanufactured process controls, announced last week it has been acquired by FTL Capital LLC on August 16, 2013. “We are excited to have a local ownership group that is familiar with our business and eager to take our company to the next level,” said […]
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