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Lined Valve Co. Builds One of the World's Largest Valves

Monday, September 21, 2009  
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The Daily News (WA) - A Woodland company has created one of the world's largest valves: It's 34-feet tall, 11 feet wide and weighs 52,000 pounds - and it may open the flood gates for more work funded by federal economic stimulus dollars.

The valve fits a 96-inch diameter pipe for a Chicago storm and wastewater treatment plant.

The end-product proved so massive, the company rented a "90-ton crane to lift it up to get it on the truck" when it was shipped recently, said Robert Nye, operations manager for Lined Valve Company Inc. More…

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