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Beckwith & Kuffel was honored recently to welcome members of the Western Regional Boiler Association for a tour of our Seattle facility.

Members got an up close and personal view of our shop setup and processes as they toured our Seattle warehouse.

The tour featured our
outside test facility where
we demonstrated our
performance and pressure
testing procedures, VFD
controls and flowmeters.

Inside sales manager Steve Umbinetti and Territory Manager James Burkhart demonstrate our outside test facility.

image005Sales Manager Nick Kuffel discusses cavitation and NPSH.   Members viewed a demonstration with a glass-faced pump explaining cavitation and NPSH. The demonstration was provided by B&K partner Gorman Rupp, whose equipment is made in the USA, and occupies a one-million square foot factory in Ohio.

John Crane Seals, another B&K partner, presented a short seminar on high-temperature seals.   image007John Crane District Sales Mgr. Logan Reifle leads a class on seals.

image009Operations Manager Matt Kuffel and President Mike Pierson guide a group of WRBA visitors through our Seattle warehouse.   Throughout the day, we welcomed a total of 93 visitors from the WRBA to our facility. We were thrilled to host them and felt privileged to be a part of their milestone 50th annual meeting.

image011B&K Territory Manager James Burkhart guides a group of WRBA members on a tour of our Seattle facility.

This year marks the association's 50th anniversary. The tour was part of the agenda of the WBRA's annual meeting on March 6 through 8, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton. The meeting included educational presentations, networking, vendor displays, and food and entertainment for members and vendors.

The Western Regional Boiler Association, formed in 1968, is a nonprofit organization made up of professional power boiler operators from the Western U.S. and Canada. It provides members with information, education and networking to assist in the operation, maintenance, engineering and design of facilities that employ boilers of all sizes.

For complete details on the WRBA, vistit http://www.boiler-wrba.org/