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MCE Group plc. Hosts Conservative Party
MCE Group plc, leading service provider for control, safety relief, parallel slide gate and manual valves across Europe, Africa and the Middle East and the European Satellite distributor for ValvTechnologies’ products, hosted more than 80 attendees an event for the Conservative Party on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The goal of this meeting was for the Conservative Party to make people aware of local engineering companies and the need for more investment in the Teesside area.
During this session, held on the newly redesigned manufacturing floor, officials announced improvement in transport routes to help local companies to receive and deliver a better service as well as proposed an investment of 4.5 billion across the North East area.
The Right Honorable Greg Clark MP, along with James Wharton MP for Stockton South, addressed the audience local Conservatives party members. Clark is a Cabinet Minister within the current government and the minister for Universities and Cities. He opened the talk with an overview of ValvTechnologies and what the company does in the local and international marketplaces. He then received a guided tour of the workshop and was briefed on all the new equipment, how it worked and what it was used for. In addition, Clark received an overview of Valve Management Database (VMD) including a more in-depth talk with IT Manager Michael Putson, regarding the work we did to ensure the test data was automatically populated into our own software VMD.
Much of the MCE staff was involved in making this event successful, including: Valve Services Manager Adrian Thompson, apprentices Ryan Prest and Jason Neeson and Receptionist Karen Wray. “MCE was delighted to have hosted this short event in our premises,” said Benny McCallum, General Manager of MCE Group, plc. “Clark’s speech about investment into the region gives us confidence to continue with our investment from ValvTechnologies and to expand our business further from Teesside. “
About MCE Group, plc
MCE Group plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ValvTechnologies, Inc., and provides a complete range of valve services and supply, including severe service valves, for demanding applications. MCE serves clients 24-7 in many countries around the world, onshore and offshore – with primary focus in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The association with ValvTechnologies expands its reach to OEM field services for major ValvTechnologies’ product installations worldwide. MCE is also is a Fisher Control Valve Authorized Service Facility and performs in-line diagnostics through to complete OEM repair service. MCE has earned API 6D and PED accreditation for assembly/refurbishment and testing of high performance, zero leakage, metal seated ball valves and control valve repair and management service; it has also been ISO 18001 certified since 2012.
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, ValvTechnologies is the leading manufacturer of zero-leakage, high-performance isolation valve solutions. Employing more than 500 people worldwide, our offices are located in the United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, China, Middle East, India, Australia and South America. In addition, ValvTechnologies partners with stocking distributors and independent representatives to service customers around the world. To find out more about the products and services offered or to locate a representative, visit our website at www.valv.com.