As one of the largest companies in the United States and in the world, GE is a huge player in the valve industry. GE Oil & Gas provides a range of power generation products worldwide, including its industry-leading Consolidated safety relief valves and Masoneilan control valves.
The history of GE can be traced back to Thomas Edison, who in the late 1800s was involved in several electricity companies, including a lamp manufacturer and an electric lighting device manufacturer. In 1889, Edison’s various ventures were merged and incorporated as Edison General Electric Company. Three years later, Edison General Electric Company merged with Thomas-Houston Electric Company to form General Electric.
Fun Fact: General Electric was one of the original 12 industrials listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and it is the only one of the 12 that remains on the index today.
Over time, GE transformed focusing on electricity into a multinational conglomerate. For the last several decades, the company has been involved in many major industry sectors, including computing, capital finance, healthcare, and, of course, energy. In 2012, the GE Energy division was divided into three separate businesses, GE Oil & Gas, GE Power & Water, and GE Energy Management.
Today, GE is both one of the largest and one of the most admired companies worldwide. In 2014, GE placed 7th on the Forbes Global 2000 ranking of the world’s top public companies. The firm has also been recognized for its leadership, innovation, and green initiatives.
GE Oil & Gas currently has 45,000 employees worldwide and seven research centers devoted to innovation and new technologies. The company services a variety of industries, including chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, petroleum, gas distribution, and mining.
In the valve manufacturing area, GE Oil & Gas provides a wide range of customized safety relief valve and control valve products and services. GE’s Consolidated safety relief valves have led the industry for more than 100 years. There are over 80 facilities worldwide that are certified Consolidated Green Tag Centers (GTCs), which provide aftermarket support services and new valve assembly at a local level to meet their customers’ needs for fast delivery of new valves. In addition, GE has more than 75 Masoneilan Authorized Repair Centers (MARCs) across the globe, providing repair and other support services for its line of Masoneilan control valves.
Allied Valve Inc. operates four GE Consolidated Green Tag Center and one Masoneilan Authorized Repair Center. Explore Allied’s full line of GE Consolidated Valves.