John Crane Welcomes Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to its Tulsa, Oklahoma Production and Services Facility

  John Crane Welcomes Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to its Tulsa,
  Oklahoma Production and Services Facility

Business Wire

MORTON GROVE, Ill. -- February 21, 2013

John Crane and its employees welcomed Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine to
its Lemco production and services facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 20,
2013. Management and employees provided the Congressman an overview of the
products and services John Crane provides to its customers. In return, the
Congressman hosted a town hall session with employees, answering questions
about his efforts in Washington DC.

As a global provider of products and services for major process industries,
the John Crane Lemco site manufactures seal support systems used to improve
mechanical seal performance, primarily used by customers in the oil and gas,
and power generation markets.

Duncan Gillis, President and CEO of John Crane, said: “It was a privilege for
our employees to host the Congressman at our Tulsa, Oklahoma production and
services center. During a time when the Lemco facility is experiencing growth,
we are proud to play a role in job creation and the economic vitality of the
oil and gas sector in Oklahoma. We are committed to engaging in the public
policy process and we appreciate the Congressman’s visit.”

Congressman Jim Bridenstine commented: "It was an honor to spend time with the
leadership team and employees at John Crane. With both the John Crane mission
and vision being so focused on delivering quality products that exceed their
customers’ expectations, I am confident they will continue to be a global
leader across the many industries they serve, as well as a strong contributor
to our local economy."

The seal support systems manufactured at the Tulsa facility extend seal
performance longevity while ensuring safe, reliable and efficient operations
for customers. The facility employs 120 people, with engineering,
manufacturing, sales, customer service and administrative positions.

About John Crane

John Crane is a global leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical
seals, couplings, hydro-dynamic bearings, seal support and filtration systems,
and artificial lift products. The company serves a variety of markets
including the oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and
mining industries. John Crane employs more than 7,000 people and has
operations in over 50 countries. 2012 revenues were approximately $1.5
billion. John Crane is the largest division of Smiths Group, a global
technology business listed on the London Stock Exchange (SMIN). For more
information, visit


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