Customer BBQ and Training Session at Meridian Edmonton
September 15, 2008
On July 18, 2008, Meridian Edmonton took the opportunity to showcase products and technical knowledge to Colt WorleyParson by inviting them to an afternoon customer BBQ. For this event, Meridian teamed up with three key suppliers, Frisch Engineered Products Inc. (presented by Blaine Sandberg, Sales Manager), Triangle Fluid Control (presented by John Anderson, Regional Manager), and Velan Valves (presented by Bill Patrick, Regional Manager, Western Canada), to offer customers with a full range of technical product expertise. Twenty-five engineers from Colt WorleyParsons enjoyed a BBQ lunch, warehouse tours, table-top displays and two information seminars.
The event was kicked off with a get acquainted BBQ with Colt WorleyParson and Meridian staff. Following lunch, the engineers took part in a guided tour of the Meridian warehouse where they had a first hand look at Meridian products. They then had an opportunity to meet with our three key suppliers who hosted table top displays. At each display, the suppliers discussed their companies and product lines using a hands-on approach. As the presentations came to an end, Bill Patrick from Velan Valves held an information seminar discussing the over pressurization and thermal binding in steam valves along with the pipeline requirements for quarter turn valves. To wrap up the day, Meridian’s Chris Fisher, Manager, Technical Services, presented information on valve standards to the group.
Thanks to the combined efforts of Meridian staff, our valve suppliers and Colt WorleyParsons Engineers, the day was a success. In the future Meridian hopes to have more events of this nature with guests including a number of major engineering and end-users.
I would like to thank the engineers at Colt WorleyParsons who took time out of their schedules to attend this event as well as our four presenters Bill Patrick, Velan Valves, Blaine Sandberg, Frisch Engineered Products, John Anderson, Triangle Fluid Control for making this day a success. Congratulations to Dave Smith and his organizing team for putting on such a great event!
Bryn Murray, General Manager - 1-800-661-6997