Alvin Markus is owner of PVF Engineering, consultant to the PVF industry. He is a veteran of 30 years’ manufacturing as president of Sunweld Fitting Co.; 15 years’ distributing with Smith-Cooper International as vice president engineering & quality assurance; and 15 years as a PVF consultant, including sales & inspection training seminars. He can be reached at 310/551-5273 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although grooved fittings originated during World War I for rapid deployment of fuel and water lines to allied forces, grooved piping systems have become the fourth conventional piping method along with threaded, welded and flanged.
Retiring Ferguson CEO Frank Roach and his successor Kevin Murphy talk about the seamless leadership transition, the company’s future and views on the current marketplace. Read more stories in 2017 May Issue.