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VMA Advocates Valve Industry's Vital Contribution to Essential National Infrastructure
April 6, 2020
The Valve Manufacturers Association of America (VMA), in a letter to Vice President Pence and Director Krebs of the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, has called for the recognition of its members as essential operations of the nation's critical infrastructure workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
VMA member companies manufacture and distribute industrial valves, actuators and components that are vital to the nation's infrastructure and process industries. The valve, valve actuation, and automation industry performs a critical role supporting countless processes and services essential to the nation. These companies must continue operating to ensure the delivery of products and services from the water and wastewater, healthcare, energy, defense, chemical processing, food processing, pulp and paper, and other critical sectors.
"Our industry is taking aggressive steps to ensure we can continue operating in a manner that protects the health and well-being of our workforce and community. I am glad VMA could advocate for the industry and ensure that federal, state, and local governments are recognizing the valve industry's critical role in the supply chain," said Heather Rhoderick, VMA president. "It is important we provide information, tools, and support to help our members navigate this crisis."
A copy of the letter, up-to-date guidance, and communications resources are available to members and non-members on the VMA website. To join VMA, contact Rhoderick at firstname.lastname@example.org.