Midland News & Press Releases


  • Taking the Sting Out of Anhydrous Ammonia Handling

    Oct 21, 2019
    With the majority of industrial-use NH3 transported via pressurized railcar, it is imperative that the railroads and their employees take serious precautions when loading, unloading and transporting it. Recognizing the importance of preventing the release of NH3, Midland Manufacturing, Inc., has developed an Anhydrous Ammonia Fittings Package that can help guarantee its safe handling, transport and delivery.

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  • Successfully Handling Ethylene Oxide, A Dangerous but Integral Material

    Sep 18, 2019
    With Ethylene Oxide being necessary in many industrial-manufacturing processes, it is imperative that it be securely contained to minimize leaks that can be harmful to people, surrounding communities or the environment. A large portion of the responsibility for the safe, leak-free handling, transport and delivery of Ethylene Oxide falls on the shoulders of the railroads that are a pivotal link in its supply chain.

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  • Midland Announces Quick-Ship Program for Bottom Outlet Valves

    Aug 20, 2019
    Continuous improvement of products and services is the driving force at Midland. As the latest update to better serve customers, Midland is pleased to announce that upgrades in processes at the Skokie Midland Manufacturing site have allowed several models of our bottom outlet valves to be available for a quick-ship program with a 5-day turnaround.

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  • The Business Side of Positive Train Control

    May 28, 2019
    Positive Train Control (PTC) is slated to create safety benefits for rail cars, stopping trains before accidents can occur. Though it is easy to understand the positives of such an asset, the undertaking to get the system up and running is quite complex.

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  • AAR and FRA Task Force to Have a Major Impact on Manways. Are Your Railcars Ready?

    Apr 01, 2019
    Manways remain the leading cause of all NARs on tank-cars, having made up over 25% of tank-car NARs in 2017. In order to address the issue, the AAR Tank Car Committee, in collaboration with the FRA, has initiated a new docket.

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  • Midland Emergency Preparedness Training Aims to Improve Railroad Safety

    Mar 12, 2019
    Railcar leaks pose a real threat to both the environment and the bottom line of companies transporting materials by rail. With this in mind, Midland is heading out to railway sites across North America to conduct Emergency Preparedness Training for rail personnel and emergency responders.

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  • Midland Experts to Lead Multiple Presentations on Rail Tank Car Valves at CI 2019 Annual Meeting

    Mar 11, 2019
    Company representatives will deliver two expert presentations at The Chlorine Institute 2019 Annual Meeting, Technology Symposium & Expo, April 8-11 in Houston, TX. These sessions will focus on Handling and Repairing Rail Car Valves in Chlorine Service and the Application of HCL Pressure Relief Valves.

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  • New Midland Website Designed for Elegant User Experience

    Feb 04, 2019
    Midland, a global leader in railroad tank car safety valves and equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. Easy to navigate, mobile responsive and elegantly designed, the new website embodies Midland’s commitment to delivering what’s next for railroad tank car safety valves and equipment.

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  • OPW Product Features from the PEI-NACS Expo

    Nov 06, 2018
    OPW introduced “what’s next” in fueling innovation at the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Convention at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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  • Petrol Plaza and OPW President Kevin Long Recap UNITI Expo 2018

    Jun 01, 2018
    Check out Petrol Plaza’s new interview with OPW President Kevin Long, explaining how we’re Defining What’s Next!

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  • OPW Enjoys A Highly Successful UNITI Expo Defining What’s Next in Retail Fueling

    May 22, 2018
    OPW enjoyed three robust days showcasing its latest fueling innovations at Europe’s most prestigious retail fueling exhibition, the 2018 UNITI Expo.

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  • PetrolPlaza: Interview with Kevin Long, OPW's new President

    Oct 31, 2017
    At the NACS/PEI Show we had the chance to speak to Kevin Long, President of OPW - one the of the leading forecourt equipment manufacturers in the industry. We discuss the company's 125th anniversary, the challenges facing the industry and the formation of Dover Fueling Solutions.

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  • OPW Set to Showcase 125 Years of Innovation at PEI-NACS

    Oct 05, 2017
    OPW, a Dover company (NYSE: DOV) and a global leader in fluid-handling solutions, is pleased to announce that it will be celebrate and showcase 125 Years of Innovation at the 2017 PEI Convention at the NACS Show in Chicago, IL.

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  • 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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