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What is the Valve Industry Buyer's Guide?

The Valve Industry Buyer's Guide is a web-based resource committed to providing a precise and total accumulation of an extensive database of U.S. and Canadian valve, actuator and control manufacturers, as well as companies that supply related products and services to these manufacturers and a variety of end markets that use these products including: chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas (upstream and downstream), power generation, water & waste-water, pulp & paper, commercial & industrial building, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and more.  It provides a useful marketplace for purchasers to rapidly find vendors that meet their individual needs, without the mixed bag of results associated with general purpose search engines.

Can I list my company in the Valve Industry Buyer's Guide?

Listings within any of the "Actuation & Controls" or "Valves" categories is strictly limited to U.S. or Canadian manufacturers of valves, actuators or controls that have a substantial manufacturing facility in the U.S. or Canada. (Foreign companies may ONLY purchase listings outside of these categories — and only if they are NOT promoting valves, actuators or controls. If the website link provided goes to a website that offers valves, actuators or controls, the listing will not be approved.)

Valve Service & Repair companies should ideally be OEM-authorized facilities located in the U.S. and Canada. VMA advocates use of companies that perform OEM-authorized repairs, many of whom are members of the Valve Repair Council (VRC). To learn about the criteria for becoming a member of this prestigious council, please visit the VRC website.

How do I purchase a Banner Ad or Featured Listing?

To purchase a banner ad or featured listing please call us at 888-777-6578.

What is the Valve Manufacturers Association of America?

The Valve Manufacturers Association of America represents the interests of nearly 100 U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of valves, actuators and controls. Collectively, members account for approximately 80% of the total industrial valve shipments out of U.S. and Canadian facilities.

The North American valve industry supplies approximately 35% of worldwide valve demand and VMA member companies employ 20,000 men and women directly in supporting jobs. VMA is the only organization exclusively serving U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of industrial valves, actuators and controls. Founded in 1938, VMA is headquartered in Washington, DC.

What is the Valve Repair Council?

The Valve Repair Council (VRC) advocates the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) approach to repair. In 1989 the member companies of the Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA) saw a need to promote both safety and quality in valve and actuator repair. As a result, the service operations of VMA members banded together to create the VRC.  Membership in the council is open to all VMA members who have either in-house service operations or out-of-plant service facilities, as well as their authorized independent facilities.


Note: The Valve Manufacturers Association of America offers listings as a convenience. Inclusion in the Valve Industry Buyer's Guide does not imply VMA’s endorsement or guarantee of any company, product, program, claim or technique.