Circor International Inc was incorporated under the laws of Delaware on July 1, 1999. The Company designs, manufactures and markets engineered products and sub-systems used in the Oil & Gas, power generation, aerospace, defense, and other industrial markets. It has a presence and operates 18 manufacturing facilities that are located in the United States, Western Europe, Morocco, India, and the People's Republic of China. It sells its products through approximately 700 distributors or representatives and directly to end-use customers. The Company has two reporting segments: CIRCOR Energy (Energy) and CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense (Aerospace & Defense). The energy segment is a provider of engineered integrated flow control solutions, valves and services in the Oil & Gas, power generation and industrial markets. Energy is growing its product offering in the severe service sector, which includes applications such as process control, oil sands, pressure control, cryogenic, steam power generation systems and process systems. The segment has manufacturing facilities in Oklahoma, Florida, South Carolina, New York, China, United Kingdom, Italy, India, Germany and the Netherlands. Markets served include Oil & Gas: upstream (on-shore and off-shore), mid-stream and downstream applications as well as power generation including steam/process applications in both commercial and industrial markets. The upstream and mid-stream markets are served by its large international project and North American short cycle businesses, and downstream markets are served by its instrumentation and sampling businesses. Energy provides its flow control solutions and services through brands including Circle Seal Controls, Contromatics, CPC Cryolab, Dopak Sampling, GO Regulators, Gyrolok, Hoke, Hydroseal, KF Valves, Leslie Controls, Laurence, Mallard Control, Pibiviesse, Nicholson Steam Trap, Pipeline Engineering, Rockwood Swendeman, RTK, Schroedahl, Spence Engineering and Texas Sampling. Its product offerings include valves (from 1/8 inch to 64 inches in diameter); instrumentation fittings and sampling systems, including sight glasses & gauge valves; liquid level controllers, liquid level switches, needle valves, pilot operated relief valves, plugs & probes pressure controllers, pressure regulators, safety relief valves; and pipeline pigs, quick opening closure, pig signalers. Aerospace & Defense is engaged in areas of actuation and fluid control systems (electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic) and services. Aerospace & Defense sub-systems, components and products are used in 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 facilities in California, New York, United Kingdom, France and Morocco. Aerospace & Defense operates in two markets - the commercial aerospace market where it serves systems and components on airliners and business jets, such as hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel and ground support equipment including maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO); and the defense market where it serves military and naval applications where controls or motion switches are needed. It supports fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, missile systems, ground vehicles, submarines, weapon systems and weapon launch systems, ordinance, fire control, fuel systems, pneumatic controls, and hydraulic and dockside support equipment including MRO. Its brands are CIRCOR Aerospace, Circle Seal Controls, Aerodyne Controls, CIRCOR Bodet, CIRCOR Industria, and Hale Hamilton. Aerospace & Defense manufactures fluid controls (electromechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic), and actuation components and sub-systems. This includes pneumatic control components and systems for the aerospace, defense, space, and alternative fuels markets.