Over the past two years DSS Valves has been working hard to find the right global distributors for their Severe Service Knife Gate Valves. This search has culminated with the announcement of five new distributors increasing DSS Valves’ global presence across the US and Europe. “Our goal was to align DSS Valves with distributors who exemplified severe service expertise and experience, much like we have with our Canadian distributor – CGIS,” said DSS Valves President and Co-founder Trent Runyon. “Each of these distributors have their own team of experienced engineers ready to help specify our valves for the most difficult applications you can think of. It’s an exciting time for us.” The American distributors joining the team include TRIVACO, Nichols-Given & Associates, Eastern Industrial Supplies and Miller Valve & Controls Inc., while BAFCON Engineering Valve and Control Systems signifies DSS Valves’ first direct representation in Europe. “BAFCON Engineering provides intelligent engineering solutions for severe service applications throughout Turkey,” commented Fatih Uzel, President at BAFCON. “We are excited to partner with DSS [...]
What is a Knife Gate Valve (KGV)?
Knife Gate Valves (KGVs) began their journey in the Swedish Pulp and Paper industry in 1927. The market demanded an inexpensive valve for pulp stock applications, and the revolutionary knife gate valve design was born. Since then, knife gate valves have traveled back and forth across […]
Based in Niles, Michigan, DSS Valves manufactures premium quality Severe Service Knife Gate Valves (SSKGVs), specifically designed for severe service applications. A recognized leader in the world of Severe Service Valves (SSVs), CGIS is now the sole distributor for this product line throughout Canada, Australia and at specific international hydrometallurgy locations. What attracted CGIS to DSS Valves was the evolved design and added features of their Severe Service Knife Gate Valve offering. CGIS president and founder Ross Waters commented that “our 38 years of experience working with toxic and dangerous severe service applications taught us to dig deep on the manufacturers we choose to represent. When we encountered DSS Valves, we were blown away by both the mastery of their SSKGV design, and their ability to produce a premier product on time.” The partnership between DSS Valves and CGIS is one built on mutual admiration. Trent Runyon, founder of DSS Valves had this to say about their relationship. “We really view CGIS as the leader in the [...]