Stainless Steel World: The PVF Roundtable will host a joint meeting with Stainless Steel World 2004 during its Conference and Expo Oct. 20 at the Doubletree Hotel on Post Oak in Houston, Texas. A featured speaker will discuss the recent problems that have plagued the PVF industry, especially problems in material pricing and availability. Reservations are required and can be transmitted from either the PVF Roundtable Web site at or Stainless Steel World's Web site at

American Supply Association: Once again, the PVF Roundtable will be represented at the ASA Annual Convention. This year it will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston Oct. 12 to 14. All attendees are invited to come by booth 974 and discuss their thoughts and concerns regarding the pipe, valve and fitting industry. The PVF Roundtable is the perfect forum for discussion in a relaxed atmosphere that is conducive to problem solving. Please join the PVF Roundtable in its efforts to make this industry more efficient. For information on ASA, visit

Manufacturers' Logos Project: All members of the PVF industry are invited to participate in the PVF Roundtable's current project: compiling a current, accurate listing of manufacturers' logos. This listing is intended to provide information to both field and office personnel that will enable them to identify the makers of PVF items and prevent counterfeiting. Also, they can use it both as a quality control tool and to help identify the history of manufacturers who have been absorbed, purchased or have ceased operations.