Circor International Inc is a Delaware Corporation incorporated under the laws of Delaware on July 1, 1999. The Company designs, manufactures and markets valves and other engineered products and sub-systems that control the flow of fluids safely and efficiently in the energy, aerospace and industrial markets. The Company has three reporting segments; Energy, Aerospace and Flow Technologies. The Company has two reporting segments; CIRCOR Energy "Energy Segment" or "Energy" and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense "Aerospace & Defense Segment" or "Aerospace & Defense". The Company sells its products through 950 distributors or representatives and directly to end-use customers. As of December 31, 2013, it serviced more than 7,000 customers in over 100 countries. Energy provides engineered integrated flow control solutions and services in the expanding and evolving Oil & Gas and power generation industries. Its flow control solutions can withstand extreme temperatures and pressures, including land-based and sub-sea applications. Energy is growing its product offering in the severe service sector, which includes applications such as process control, oil sands, pressure control, cryogenic, power steam generation systems and process systems. Energy has facilities in Oklahoma, Florida, South Carolina, California, New York, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, India, Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands. Aerospace & Defense is a growing industry leader with primary aim in areas of actuation systems, control systems "fluid, electromechanical, pneumatic" and landing gear systems. Aerospace & Defense sub-systems, components and products are flying on many commercial and military aircraft, including single and twin-aisle air transport, business and regional jets, military transports and fighters, and commercial and military rotorcraft. Other markets include unmanned aircraft, shipboard applications, military ground vehicles and space. It has Aerospace & Defense facilities in California, New York, United Kingdom, France and Morocco. The raw materials used often in its production processes are castings, forgings and bar stock of various materials, including stainless steel, carbon steel, bronze, copper, brass and aluminum. Energys products and services are sold to end-user customers, such as oil companies, power generation, process industries and Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies, through sales channels that include direct sales, sales representatives, distributors, and agents. Its various brands include KF Valves, Pibiviesse, Circle Seal Controls, Contromatics, CPC Cryolab, Dopak Sampling, GO Regulators, Hoke, Gyrolok, Hydroseal, Laurence, Leslie Controls, Mallard Control, Nicholson Steam Trap, Pipeline Engineering, Rockwood Swendeman, RTK, Sagebrush, SF Valvulas, Spence Engineering and Texas Sampling. Its primary competitors include Balon Corporation, Cameron International Corp., Curtiss-Wright Corporation, Flowserve Corporation, Valvitalia S.p.A, Crane Co., Cobham PLC, Heroux Devtek Inc, Lee, Magnaghi, Marotta, Maxon, Meggitt PLC, and Triumph.