HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Valerus, one of the world’s leading providers of oil and gas handling and processing solutions, has partnered with Brilex Industries, to manufacture oil and gas production equipment for building surface facilities in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Valerus will ship its first order of locally-manufactured equipment to customers this month.
The partnership will create over 30 local jobs in 2013 as a result of increased manufacturing at the facility. It will also provide Valerus customers with access to production equipment more quickly – and at reduced transportation costs – while ensuring quality. Valerus will manufacture equipment that is in high demand in the region including separators, gas processing units (GPUs), coalescing filters, glycol regenerators and absorber towers. Valerus has served the region since 2009 and has operations and maintenance facilities in Smithfield, Pennsylvania and Bridgman, Michigan.
“By combining our global expertise in integrated oil and gas solutions with the technical expertise, quality and local community presence of Brilex, we are well positioned to serve the region,” said Nick Sajatovic, vice president, manufacturing and supply chain for Valerus. “We greatly appreciate the support we received from the State of Ohio, City of Youngstown and Team NEO, the Northeast Ohio economic development team, who guided us through the development process.”
Brian Benyo, president, Brilex Industries, said, “Brilex is proud to bring its reputation for quality, efficiency and on-time reliability to Valerus gas processing equipment. Our partnership with Valerus will benefit the local economy and bring value to the region’s growing oil and gas industry.”