Valerus Partners with Brilex Industries for Northeast Production Equipment Manufacturing

HOUSTON, November 14, 2012 – Valerus, (, one of the world’s leading providers of oil and gas handling and processing solutions, has partnered with Brilex Industries, (,  to manufacture oil and gas production equipment for building surface facilities operating in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Valerus will ship its first order of locally-manufactured equipment to customers this month.
The partnership will create over 30 local jobs in 2013 as a result of increased manufacturing at the facility. It will also provide Valerus customers with access to production equipment more quickly – and at reduced transportation costs — while ensuring quality. Valerus will manufacture equipment that is in high demand in the region, including separators, gas processing units (GPUs), coalescing filters, glycol regenerators and absorber towers. Valerus has served the region since 2009 and has facilities in Smithfield, Pennsylvania and Bridgman, Michigan.
“By combining our global expertise in integrated oil and gas solutions with the technical expertise, quality and local community presence of Brilex, we are well positioned to serve the region,” said Nick Sajatovic, vice president, manufacturing and supply chain for Valerus. “We greatly appreciate the support we received from the State of Ohio, City of Youngstown and Team NEO, the Northeast Ohio economic development team, who guided us through the development process.” 
Brian Benyo, president, Brilex Industries, said, “Brilex is proud to bring its reputation for quality, efficiency and on-time reliability to Valerus gas processing equipment. Our partnership with Valerus will benefit the local economy and bring value to the region’s growing oil and gas industry.”
About Valerus
Valerus is a worldwide leader in integrated oil and gas handling and processing. Products and services include reciprocating compressor packages, production equipment, gas processing solutions, liquid separation systems and a variety of professional field services. Its mission is to develop tailored solutions for its customers by combining the most experienced people with innovation and quality equipment. Valerus is committed to achieving the highest standards in health, safety and environmental responsibility.
About BrilexFounded in 1996, Brilex has become one of Youngstown, Ohio’s fastest growing, aggressive companies. Brilex has established itself as a worldwide source for fabricating, machining, and complete machine assembly. As an aggressive and knowledgeable team focusing on quality, efficiency, and on-time reliability, Brilex Industries has become a preferred full service supplier to OEMs and end users in the metals, rubber, plastics, power generation, and other capital equipment industries.

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