OPW Engineered Systems News


  • Drylok™ Dry-Disconnect couplers from OPW Engineered Systems play a critical role in averting a train-derailment disaster

    Dec 18, 2014
    It was a disaster that was going to happen and the only thing still in doubt was just how bad it would end up being. Early on the morning of Nov. 26, 2007, a freight train was heading west on the Kansas City Southern Railroad near the small town of Choudrant, LA, a stone’s throw from Ruston in the north-central portion of the state. Sometime around 4 a.m., the train derailed with 10 rail cars leaving the track. Of the cars that derailed, five contained hazardous materials and two of those overturned and slid down an embankment, coming to rest scant feet from U.S. Highway 80, the road that parallels the tracks. These two tank cars were ultimately damaged beyond repair and taken out of service due to the severe damage.

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  • David Gibble Promoted to Product Manager within OPW's Chemical & Industrial Business Unit

    Sep 15, 2014
    OPW announces the promotion of David Gibble to Product Manager for OPW Engineered Systems within its Chemical & Industrial (C&I) business unit. Prior to this appointment, Gibble was part of the Inside Sales Team for OPW Engineered Systems. In this newly formed position, Gibble will report directly to Dave Morrow, Director of Product Management – OPW Chemical & Industrial.

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  • OPW Completes Acquisition of Liquip

    Aug 25, 2014
    OPW, a global leader in fluid-handling solutions and a business unit within Dover's (NYSE: DOV) Fluids segment, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Liquip International ("Liquip") headquartered in Smithfield, NSW, Australia.

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  • OPW Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Liquip

    Aug 11, 2014
    David Crouse, President of OPW commented, "The acquisition of Liquip is another important step in the global growth strategy of OPW. Liquip significantly strengthens OPW's fluid handling position in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific. By combining our products, we create a truly best in class product portfolio meeting the unique requirements of our chemical and industrial and tank truck customers."

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  • Dave Morrow Promoted to Director of Product Management for OPW Chemical & Industrial

    Jun 06, 2014
    OPW is pleased to announce the promotion of Dave Morrow to Director of Product Management for its Chemical & Industrial (C&I) business unit. Prior to this appointment, Morrow was the Product Manager for OPW Engineered Systems, an OPW brand and the leading manufacturer of loading arm and coupling systems for the safe and efficient loading and unloading of hazardous materials.

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  • OPW Engineered Systems to Highlight Complete Fluid Solution at ILTA

    Apr 14, 2014
    OPW Engineered Systems announces its involvement in the 34th Annual International Operating Conference & Trade Show (ILTA). The conference and exhibition will be held June 2-4, 2014 in Houston, TX, USA. OPW will be debuting its new Inflatable Hatch Seal at this year’s ILTA show. The new OPW Inflatable Hatch Seal solves a major challenge for terminal operators by effectively sealing an open hatch while top loading a railcar or tank truck.

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  • OPW Fluid Transfer Group Names Chris Gooding Director of Global Cargo Tank Sales & Marketing

    Oct 26, 2011
    In this position, Gooding will be responsible for the global pricing and marketing strategies, global customer-relationship development and all North American sales activities for the complete lines of Civacon and Knappco dry-bulk product lines.

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  • OPW Physical Inventory

    Nov 19, 2009
    OPW manufacturing facilities will be conducting an inventory review in December.

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  • OPW Launches New Global Web Site

    Sep 16, 2009
    The new OPW Global Web site provides the most comprehensive repository of OPW product information on the Internet.

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