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VFB once again sponsored the KOEA annual meeting and dinner held in May at the Sheraton Brookhollow in Houston. This year’s event featured speakers from Shell Oil, Hyundai, Samsung and Wood Group Kenny. With hundreds of offshore engineers the event offers an opportunity to learn about current and future oil and gas projects as well as the ability to talk and network with like-minded industry professionals. Anyone interested in joining can visit http://www.koea.co/content/membership.html.
Yet another quarterly meeting! This time featuring the hand crafted sandwiches of Capriotti’s! We heard all about Bret’s trip to China and the exciting new developments there. We also talked about new markets, new customers and had a quality department presentation, just to name a few.
Each quarter, Valley Forge gathers together for a meal and to share how everything went the quarter before. The January quarterly meeting featured a meal of Barro’s Pizza and salad, despite the fact that one of the topics of discussion was staying healthy. We will try and coordinate that better next time…. Other topics included: safety improvements accomplished, software upgrades, new equipment, forge improvements and new customers.
Christmas is always a busy but joyous time of year. This year, Christmas at VFB was slightly different that Christmas’ past. Our silly new marketing coordinator dreamt up the VFB Christmas Gameapalooza, which we were all forced to participate in before the Christmas Luncheon Feast. Adorned in team Santa/Elf hats, we played games and had a laugh before having a wonderful holiday meal together. (We apologize the wildly hilarious video is so lengthy!)
In November we celebrated 40 years of innovative bolting. What a milestone! We invited everyone to come to the new Valley Forge building in Phoenix and take a great tour, see a seminar or two and have a big lunch. There were over 150 people who came out and we had a great day. Here’s to another 40 years! Also on this day, our founder, President and bolting Guru, turned a wonderful 84 years young!