SPX Corp was incorporated in Muskegon, Michigan in 1912 as the Piston Ring Company. Since 1968, the Company has been incorporated under the laws of Delaware. The Company is a multi-industry manufacturer of specialized, engineered solutions with operations in over 35 countries and sales in over 150 countries internationally. Its products include processing systems and components for the food and beverage industry, pumps, valves and filtration equipment used in oil and gas processing, power transformers used by utility companies, and cooling systems for power generation plants and HVAC applications. The Company's operating segments are: Flow Technology and Thermal Equipment and Services. The Flow Technology segment engineers, designs, manufactures and markets products and solutions used to process, blend, filter, dry, meter and transport fluids with a focus on original equipment installation, including turnkey systems, skidded systems and components, as well as comprehensive aftermarket components and support services. Primary component offerings include engineered pumps, valves, mixers, plate heat exchangers, and dehydration and filtration technologies. This segment serves customers in food and beverage, power and energy and industrial end markets. Core brands include SPX Flow Technology, APV, ClydeUnion, Waukesha Cherry-Burrell, M&J Valves, Copes Vulcan, Lightnin, Anhydro, Gerstenberg Schröder, Seital, e&e, Bran&Luebbe, Johnson Pump, Plenty, Hankison, GD Engineering, Dollinger Filtration, Pneumatic Products, Delair, Deltech and Jemaco. Competitors in these diversified end markets include GEA Group AG, Flowserve, Alfa Laval AB, Sulzer, ITT Gould Pumps and IDEX Corporation. Channels to market consist of stocking distributors, manufacturers' representatives and direct sale. The Thermal Equipment and Services engineers, designs, manufacture, install and services thermal heat transfer products. Primary offerings include evaporative, dry and hybrid cooling systems, rotating and stationary heat exchangers and pollution control systems for the power generation, HVAC and industrial markets, as well as boilers and heating and ventilation products for the residential and commercial markets. The primary distribution channels for the Thermal Equipment and Services reportable segment are direct to customers, independent manufacturing representatives, third-party distributors and retailers. The Company sells its cooling products and services under the brand names of SPX Cooling Systems, Marley, Balcke-Duerr, Ceramic, Yuba, Ecolaire and Recold, among others, with the major competitors to these product and service lines being GEA Group AG, Thermal Engineering International, Hamon & Cie, Baltimore Aircoil Company, Evapco, Inc., Harbin Air Conditioning Co., Siemens AG and Alstom SA. The Company is subject to various laws, ordinances, regulations and other requirements of government authorities in the United States and other nations.