The Hydraulic Institute ( and the Valve Manufacturers Association ( are co-sponsoring a Market Outlook Workshop for the pump and valve industries August 14-15 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston.

Hosted by the Valve Manufacturers Association, the workshop is designed to provide industry professionals with targeted information related to specific pump and valve marketplaces. Domestic and international economic outlooks will be provided for the Water/Wastewater, Pulp & Paper, Power, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, LNG, Petrochemical, Hydrocarbon Processing, and Construction industries. Other topics will include the allocation of capital dollars spent per industry and the various project activities expected to be performed in these areas within the United States, North and South America, and abroad.

The keynote speech will be delivered by economist Alan Beaulieu from the Institute for Trend Research. An expert on macroeconomics and business cycle trends, Beaulieu will address workshop attendees on domestic economic outlook issues.