Midland News & Press Releases


  • STEP Ahead Award presented to OPW’s Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe

    Apr 27, 2017
    Congratulations to OPW’s Elizabeth Gubrud-Howe who was recently named one of Manufacturing Institute’s 2017 STEP Ahead Award honorees.

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  • Kevin Long named OPW’s new president

    Mar 13, 2017
    OPW, a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV), announced today that it has named Kevin Long as the company’s new president.

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  • OPW Celebrates 125th Anniversary In 2017

    Jan 10, 2017
    OPW, a Dover company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is proud and honored to announce that it will observe a year-long celebration of the company’s 125th anniversary in 2017. OPW was founded as the Ohio Pattern Works & Foundry Company in Cincinnati, OH, and was officially incorporated in 1892, a year in which several other very significant events occurred: the first official basketball game was played, the Pledge of Allegiance was first recited in schools and John Philip Sousa began a 12-year tour as director of the U.S. Marine Band, during which time he premiered many of his most famous marches.

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  • OPW Announces Change in Leadership

    Dec 12, 2016
    Following today’s announcement from Dover [link attached] on the completion of the acquisition of Wayne, former OPW President David Crouse has been named president of Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS). DFS will be comprised of Tokheim, ProGauge, Fairbanks, Wayne and OPW’s FMS business.

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  • Midland Begins Service Trials Of Latest External Pressure Relief Valve For Rail Tank-Cars

    Jun 02, 2016
    Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, is proud to announce that it has received approval from the Association of American Railroads (AAR) to begin field trials of its latest external pressure relief valve (PRV), Smart-Flow™. Developed to optimize product flow rate and extend tank-car integrity after a tank-car derailment, Smart-Flow is the perfect balance of safety and performance.

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  • Midland TankTite Handle receives OPW Special Recognition Announcement

    May 20, 2016
    To prevent valves from accidentally opening in the event of a train derailment or accident, the rail industry requested a handle design that would disengage from the valve during transit.

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  • Midland Edge Examines the LPG Market, Trends and More!

    Apr 08, 2016
    Midland Manufacturing is proud the release the newest issue of its newsletter, the Midland Edge! The Midland Edge is designed to deliver railroad- and railcar-related news, information and expert tips.

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  • Midland Announces New Products To Meet DOT-117 & TC-117 Rail Tank-Car Regulations

    Aug 20, 2015
    SKOKIE, IL – August 5, 2015 – Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, plans to launch three new products – two pressure relief valves (PRVs), the High-FlowX™ and the Smart-Flow™, and a detachable handle for bottom outlet valves, Tanktite. Midland says these three new products will help customers meet DOT and Transport Canada rules for rail tank cars in North America.

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  • Midland Edge Reviews Ruling on Enhanced Tank-Car Standards, New Midland Products

    Jul 31, 2015
    Midland Manufacturing is proud to release the newest issue of its newsletter, the Midland Edge! The Midland Edge is designed to deliver railroad- and railcar-related news, information and expert tips.

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  • Midland Receives Special Recognition From Chlorine Institute

    Apr 23, 2015
    Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, is proud to announce it was honored at the 2015 Chlorine Institute Annual Meeting & Technology Symposium. Midland was recognized for its ongoing support of the Chlorine Institute's TRANSCAER Program. TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) is a voluntary national outreach effort to help communities prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident.

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  • Midland's New Low-Profile Pressure Relief Valve Provides Extra Protection In The Event Of A Rollover

    Apr 15, 2015
    Midland Manufacturing, part of OPW, has launched a new pressure relief valve (PRV), A-1076, to help reduce the likelihood of valve shear-off during a rail tank-car rollover. Built specifically for the rail transport of ethylene oxide – a toxic inhalation hazard – Midland's innovative A-1076 is the result of customer feedback and industry demand for a product that can survive a tank-car rollover.

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  • OPW Launches New & Improved Global Website

    Feb 25, 2015
    The redesigned, mobile device enabled website combines OPW product lines, brands and regions into one comprehensive and powerful portal that features improved search functionality and extremely intuitive navigation.

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  • Visit our calendar of events page to view 2015 industry events

    Feb 09, 2015
    Visit our calendar of events page to view 2015 industry events and hazmat training seminars.

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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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  • Midland Offers Valve Remanufacturing & Repair

    Jun 12, 2014
    Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW, will now offer repair services of railcar valves in addition to its Valve Remanufacturing & Repair Program. Standard repair services of general and pressure railcar valves will consist of testing, cleaning, collecting of data, replacing soft goods (i.e., gaskets), assembling and final testing.

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  • Midland Appoints Steve Herbst as Product Manager for Pressure Car Products and Remanufacturing

    Apr 10, 2014
    Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW, has appointed Steve Herbst product manager for pressure car products and remanufacturing services for Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW. Herbst will oversee all marketing functions, new product development and management for Midland pressure car products and remanufacturing services.

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  • Midland Appoints Bill Galbreath as Product Manager for General Purpose Railcar Products

    Apr 10, 2014
    Midland Manufacturing, the global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, and a division of OPW, has appointed Bill Galbreath product manager for general purpose railcar products. In this role, Galbreath will lead all marketing activities, new product development and management for Midland general purpose railcar products.

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  • OPW Fluid Transfer Group Launches Shale Oil & Gas Production Solutions Website

    Feb 25, 2006
    OPW Fluid Transfer Group (OPWFTG), a Dover Company (NYSE: DOV), announced today the launch of its website dedicated to the growing shale oil and gas market.

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