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VMA Advocates Valve Industry’s Vital Contribution To Essential National Infratructure

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VMA Advocates Valve Industry’s Vital Contribution To Essential National Infratructure

Contributor: Valve Manufacturers Association of America 

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA), in a letter to Vice President Pence and Director Krebs of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, calls for the recognition of its members as essential operations of the nation’s critical infrastructure workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

VMA member companies manufacture and distribute industrial valves, actuators and components that are vital to the nation’s infrastructure and process industries.  The valve, valve actuation, and automation industry performs a critical role supporting countless processes and services essential to our nation.  These companies must continue operating to ensure the delivery of products and services from the water & wastewater, healthcare, energy, defense, chemical processing, food processing, pulp & paper, and other critical sectors.

“Our industry is taking aggressive steps to ensure we can continue operating in a manner that protects the health and well-being of our workforce and community.  I am glad VMA could advocate for the industry and ensure that federal, state, and local governments are recognizing the valve industry’s critical role in the supply chain,” says Heather Rhoderick, VMA president.  “It is important we provide information, tools, and support to help our members navigate this crisis.”

A copy of the letter, up-to-date guidance, and communications resources are available to members and non-members on the VMA website.  To join VMA, contact Heather Rhoderick, president, at

About VMA: Founded in 1938, the Valve Manufacturers Association of America is a trade association that represents the interests of nearly 100 North American manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. facilities. VMA is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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