The time has come and gone so quickly. We want to take a moment and let you know that we take pride in giving back. Pima Valve throughout the year helps the community. We give to many organizations. We have given to the Shriners to send kids to the circus and then again to give many kids a chance to receive a very Merry Christmas. We sponsored a Basketball team for one of our employees. Another employee we helped supply a softball league with equipment for the kids. When school rolled around a classroom was in need of supplies. We did some shopping and filled out their wish list. These kids from Chaparral Elementary School wrote us letters expressing their gratitude for all the supplies we gave them. They definitely made us all smile. We sponsored a hole in a charity golf tournament, gave to a music program, Alzheimer’s, Vietnam Vets and during Thanksgiving gave turkeys to a church. We realize this seems like a lot but if we can help just one person then every time we give we do make a difference.
Pima Valve would like to take a moment to say thank you to Huntington Ingalls for the contract award on the Deepwater National Security Cutter project (NSC-9). This contract is for a variety of Gate Valves (Stainless Steel & Bronze) with electric motor operators. We look forward to working with Huntington Ingalls to supply these valves for this project.
We were also awarded a contract with the US Navy. This award is for the TAO project. We will be supplying 18” Angle Valves some of those will include spool extensions. These are for refurbishing the USNS John Lenthall, USNS Yukon and the USNS Henry J. Kaiser. We want to thank the US Navy for this contract.
As described in our catalog, Pima Valve can and does much more than supply ‘off-the-shelf’ products. Sometimes our customers ask for valves that are unique and specific to an application. More often than not we can meet those needs.
Take for example this 6-inch aluminum-bronze gate valve as shown in the first photo. Our customer asked us to build this based upon some unique and challenging requirements – one of them being a need for deep trench burial. The solution was to provide for an adjustable extended stem and floor stand with added features to protect the inner workings of the valve from the large volume of dirt and tundra.
The second photo depicts a more modest entrenched valve but with a post and indicator per the requirements of one of our customers. It also features adjustable height configurations.
Pima Valve is a proud supporter of Aircraft Carrier Industrial Base Coalition (ACIBC). Adrienne Link traveled to Washington DC in March to help promote and support the U.S. Carrier Program. This was a first time trip for our Sales Coordinator. She was involved in a 2 day summit where various speakers from Congressional Leaders to Newport News Shipbuilding Representatives to Ship Engineers gathered together to discuss the state of the Carrier Program. Adrienne then met with staff from our state Senators and Representatives offices on Capitol Hill to share what she had learned and urge Congress to support funding of aircraft carriers to protect our nation. This was a rewarding experience for Adrienne. It is an exciting year as the delivery of carrier USS Gerald Ford (CVN78) to the Navy is scheduled for fall!
First of all we would like to give a shout out to Donna West of Valve
Automation/W & O Supply, a really good customer of ours, for completing
the “5 Peak Challenge”. This took place in San Diego. She hiked the
5 highest peaks at Mission Trails Regional Park. She sent us pictures
because she wore her good luck hat. Congratulations on this accomplishment.
We are helping to send 65 kids from Sacaton Elementry school
on the Gila River Indian Reservation to RoboRave International in May.
The students go and compete with robots they constructed. It consists
of many different categories. There are mazes, jousting, moving
and programing your robot to follow lines and deliver the most ping
pong balls in 3 minutes. The students are scored on all the different
level of activities. They come away from the competition with great
new skills that can help them in the future. The parents love the
opportunity that this program gives their child. We are very happy
we could be a part of helping our kids future.