News from ABMA and Boiler Industry

September 2016

In This Issue...

  1. President's Message
  2. ABMA Companies to Host on Manufacturing Day
  3. New Advertising Opportunities
  4. Exclusive Member Opportunities in Today's Boiler
  5. Member News
  6. 2016 POWER-GEN in Orlando, FL
  7. Special Discount to WEEC
  8. 2017 AHR Expo Returns to Vegas
  9. Save on UPS Freight Shipping


Scott Lynch
President & CEO
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Cheryl Jamall
Director of Meetings
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Alex Lovely
Operations Manager
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Geoff Halley
Director of Technical Affairs
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2016 POWER-GEN International
December 13-15
Orlando, FL

2017 Annual Meeting
January 13-15
Bonita Springs, FL

2017 AHR Expo
January 28- February 1
Las Vegas, NV

2017 Manufacturers Conference
April 3-5
Houston, TX


President's Message

Reaching the Next Generation

By Scott Lynch

Anyone who looks around knows that summer is over. Even if the weather has not changed in your area, vacation season is over and kids are back on school playgrounds. These kids have the world of possibilities ahead of them, including potential to impact the future of manufacturing. We just need to meet them where they are.

Manufacturers, including ABMA members, will be hosting events on Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 7, to open their doors and invite their communities to experience today’s manufacturing first hand. During Manufacturing Day, students from elementary through college age will be visit manufacturing facilities throughout the country, perhaps viewing manufacturing live for the first time. This is a simple and fun way to engage the next generation in manufacturing. 

It is not too late to host an event! Read the article below for more information and contact me with any questions.

ABMA is also focusing on the future workforce at the 2017 Manufacturers Conference, April 3-5, at the Hyatt Regency Galleria in Houston, TX, where we will invite students from local universities and community colleges to attend a full day of events. Students can take tours of member facilities, network with attendees, and participate in a special Boiler 101 seminar presented by WARE.

ABMA is committed to partnering with our members to address workforce development challenges and we look forward to begin seeing the fruits of our labor!

I encourage you to engage in these initiatives and contact me at [email protected] with any questions or comments.

Until next time,


Five ABMA Companies Plan to Host Events on Manufacturing Day

ABMA is pleased to announce the following member companies plan to host events on Manufacturing Day, which takes place October 7, 2016.

  • Robinson Fans
  • Clarage
  • Nationwide Boiler
  • Superior Boiler Works
  • Vector Systems

These members will open their facilites to their communities to provide education on today’s manufacturing sector and share the leading edge technology in the boiler industry.

It's not too late to add your company's name to the list! Interested members should contact Scott Lynch at [email protected] and register their event on the MFG DAY website. Only registered event hosts have access to all of the free event planning and execution resources created by the national co-producers. Resources include templates, videos and checklists, and more. 

Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG DAY) is a celebration of modern manufacturing that serves to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. ABMA, in partnership with the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International (FMA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), encourages members to host plant tours and events on Friday, October 7, to promote the boiler industry. It's a great opportunity to engage the next generation in your community by educating teachers, professors, administrators and of course, students from local institutions.

Advertising Opportunities: Buyers Guide and ABMA Passport Book

“I truly want to thank ABMA for the opportunity to participate in the Passport Book Challenge at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando…The Passport Book gave me an ice-breaker and was a great way to begin a dialogue with your members in their booths. Thank you again for the opportunity.” – Scott Bridges, Sales Representative – NWIM

ABMA brings you more opportunities to advertise! In addition to our popular Buyers Guide (view the rate sheet), we now bring you advertising opportunities in the highly successful Passport Book, which is distributed at Power-Gen and the AHR Expo. We received lots of positive feedback on the Passport Book, specifically on how it facilitates quality conversations and connections at members' booths.

Increase your visibility with an ad in the newly sought-after Passport Book! Learn more:

Please contact Alex Lovely at [email protected] with questions.

ABMA Announces Initial List of 2017 Annual Meeting Sponsors

We're pleased to announce the following confirmed ABMA 2017 Annual Meeting sponsors. The 2017 Annual Meeting takes place January 13-16 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL. 

  • Cleaver Brooks
  • Webster Combustion Technology 
  • Superior Boiler Works
  • Vector Systems
  • Nooter/Eriksen
  • Clark-Reliance
  • National Board of Pressure Vessels Inspectors
  • ValvTechnologies
  • Robinson Fans
  • Clarage
  • Sellers Manufacturing
  • Victory Energy
  • Chanute Manufacturing
  • WARE Manufacturing
  • NTFB Combustion
  • Cust-O-Bend
  • Sterling Deaerator
  • E-Tech

We thank these valuable companies for confirming their sponsorship. There are still more sponsorship opportunities available -- learn more about sponsorship levels and reserve your spot today!

Be on the lookout soon for details on registration, which will open in October.

Exclusive Opportunities to Promote Your Company in Today’s Boiler - Article Ideas by Sept 23

The fall issue of ABMA's official magazine, Today’s Boiler, will release in November and it's time to secure your editorial spot. Take this opportunity to promote your company to more than 20,000 in the end-user community.

There are numerous ways for our members to participate: advertise, submit an article on a recent project, share a new product launch, and more. Our goal is to have a variety of features in each issue that shares innovation in the boiler industry and educates end-users on our sector.

In the upcoming issue, we are actively seeking submissions for a new section on resources for the end-user. We want to share helpful member tools like cheat sheets, sizing guides, conversion calculators, and links to apps and software. 

We also will continue with our Product Showcase section where you can share new products your company has recently released.

Other submission topic ideas for this issue include:

  • The why and how of creating an emergency boiler plan
  • New investment ROI – payback is sooner than you think

As always, feel free to come up with your own ideas! Topic proposals are due by Friday, September 23. All editorial content is due Monday, October 13. Submit all inquiries and content to the Today's Boiler advertising manager and editor, Robert Beverly at [email protected]

Members also receive significantly discounted advertising pricing. Contact Robert Beverly for more information. 

Member News

Valmet to Supply Biomass Boiler, Equipment to Denmark Plant

Valmet and HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a contract regarding delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR's Amagerværket heat-and-power plant in Copenhagen. The new power plant will supply electricity and heat for the needs of the city of Copenhagen. Read more

A Rentech Big Boiler Makes its Massive Move

It would be inaccurate to describe the boiler Rentech Boiler Systems has made for Huntsman Performance Products in Port Neches as merely large. Words like "massive," "colossal" and if one is feeling impish, "ginormous," spring immediately to mind. Read more

Powerhouse Builds RH-1000 Portable Boiler Room - First Ever 1,000 HP Rental Boiler 

Powerhouse announced today that it completed production on the RH-1000 Portable Boiler Room. The RH-1000 is the first ever complete portable boiler room capable of producing 34,500 lb/hr of steam at 99.5% steam quality. Using a custom Cleaver Brooks boiler, the rental boiler was designed, built and tested by Powerhouse. Read more

ValvTechnologies, Inc. Successfully Completes NUPIC Audit

ValvTechnologies, Inc., the global leader in the design and manufacturing of zero-leakage high-performance valve solutions, recently achieved NUPIC-approved suppliers list status, upon successful completion of the Nuclear Procurement Issues Committee (NUPIC) audit conducted at the Houston, Texas facility. Read more

Victory Energy Announces a New Dryback Firetube Boiler Series

In response to market need and overwhelming customer requests, Victory Energy announces comprehensive plans to begin manufacturing dryback FRONTIER Series firetube boilers. This product line extension compliments Victory Energy’s already strong wetback firetube boiler capability. Read more

Visit ABMA at 2016 POWER-GEN

ABMA and many of our member companies will be participating at 2016 POWER-GEN International, taking place December 13-15 at the Oralnge County Convention Center in the North and South Halls, in Orlando, FL. This event is your opportunity to network with leaders in this sector.

When you attend, visit ABMA at booth 3573. Click to receive a free pass! 

Again this year, ABMA will distribute its Passport Book of exhibiting member companies. This year's book will also feature enhanced advertising opportunities.

Learn more about the show and contact Alex Lovely at [email protected] for Passport Book advertising.

Special Discounts to Join ABMA at the World Energy Engineering Congress

We invite you to join us in attending the upcoming World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, DC on September 21-22, 2016. This is the largest energy and facility show dedicated to commercial buildings, schools/universities, municipalities, and government and federal facilities. The expo has the latest energy and facility products and services, and the conference educates thousands on energy and facility management. ABMA  will be attending as an exhibitor. 

For a free expo pass for ABMA members, contact Cheryl Jamall at [email protected], or for a reduced rate conference pass, visit and use code WEEC16CO at checkout to save $200.

 The World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace Returns to Las Vegas

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), which began more than 85 years ago as a heating and ventilation show, has grown to become the world’s largest HVACR event. The 2017 event will be held January 30 - February 1 in Las Vegas, NV.

Held annually in key markets and major cities across the U.S., the Show hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors from around the world and attracts crowds of 60,000 industry professionals from all 50 states and 150 countries. Providing a unique forum for the HVACR community to come together and share new products, technologies, and ideas, the event is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI, and is held concurrently with ASHRAE’s Winter Conference.

For more information, visit

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