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Powell employee recognized by industry peers for years of service

Powell Valves' Willard Painter was recognized for 25 years of service from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Manufacturer's Standardization Society (MSS).

CINCINNATI, Ohio, (January 11, 2016) - The Wm. Powell Company's (Powell Valves) Willard Painter was recently recognized for his 25 years of service from the American Petroleum Institute(API) and the Manufacturer's Standardization Society(MSS).

Both the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Manufacturers Standardization Society(MSS) write many of the standards which specify requirements for products that Powell manufactures. "Willard's many years of working with these industry organizations have helped keep Powell ahead of the competition with implementing any new standards", Brand Cowart, Executive Vice President, Powell Valves.

"I have enjoyed doing what I do and to be recognized for it by my peers is very satisfying" Willard Painter, Corporate Quality Director, Powell Valves.


Cincinnati-based Wm. Powell Co., founded in 1846, manufactures a wide variety of bronze, iron, steel and cryogenic valves, and corrosion-resistant alloys for Class 125 to Class 4500 pressure service. Primary customers are in the petrochemical, industrial-gas, pulp-and-paper, pharmaceutical, hydrocarbon-processing, food-processing, mining, power-generation, pipeline, chemical and mechanical-construction industries. The company endured the Civil War, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War by adjusting to market conditions. Its products have been used by inventor Thomas Edison; in the Manhattan Project; and on U.S. nuclear submarines and Titan and Atlas rockets, as well as many other important projects.

Tim Fries, Vice President/Sales & Marketing 
North America & International
The Wm. Powell Company 
Telephone: 513.852.2950 
Mobile: 513.203.8250 

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