"On the Road" with Dixon Valve

Dixon's Mobile Connections training centers-on-wheels bring practical knowledge and safety training on fluid handling and transport systems ... right to the plant doorstep.

Chestertown, Md., February 13, 2008 - Dixon Valve & Coupling Company is touring the United States with its mobile training centers, bringing practical product knowledge and safety training right to the front door of the plant.

Dubbed Mobile Connections, the 35 ft. Dixon trailers are complete training and product centers on wheels. Since the debut of the first trailer, named "Boss," at the annual meeting of the National Association of Hose & Accessories Distributors in April 2004, Dixon's mobile training program has grown to include two fully equipped trailers that have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles making visits to hose distributors and end-user sites across North America.

According to Scott Jones, vice president of sales and marketing, Dixon's Mobile Connections trailers provide a valuable service to distributors and end-users who are seeking to increase their knowledge in the efficient operation of fluid handling and transport systems. "We're using our trailers to train distributors and end users." Jones said. "The goal is to promote the wide range of solutions that are available for virtually every industrial application."

In addition to appearing at industrial distributor locations for open houses, Dixon's Mobile Connections fleet has traveled to numerous end-user locations such as mining facilities, steel mills and chemical plants. Along with training on proper product selection, hose assembly installation and safe operating usage, a Hose Assembly Safety Center within the trailer introduces Dixon's Hose Assembly Safety Survey Program. As a part of this safety program, qualified Dixon technicians conduct a review of a facility's hose assemblies and other fluid handling systems, earmarking areas of possible safety concern and suggesting remedies. This complimentary service is unique in the industry.

The Mobile Connections trailers also incorporate a Product Display Center presenting the entire family of Dixon products and components, including products for sanitary, petroleum, industrial, fire protection, chemical, agricultural and construction applications.

For more information, or to discuss a visit by one of Dixon's Mobile Connections trailers to your location, contact either Scott Jones, sjones@dixonvalve.com or Dawn Sutton, dsutton@dixonvalve.com at (410) 778-2000.

Dixon Valve & Coupling Company, with a heritage that extends back to 1916, is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of hose fittings and accessories, serving a wide variety of industries and applications with a comprehensive and diverse product line.

For more information contact:
Scott Jones
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
(410) 778-2000

Trena Williamson
Mullin/Ashley Associates
(410) 778-2184

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