Nine students from the maritime and polytechnic college in Frederikshavn were no exception, and from the 21st to the 25th of October they made the long trip to the US. The purpose of a study trip is to acquire knowledge and AVK facilitated this by inviting them inside at AVK’s plant in Nevada. Here the students were given a guided tour by Michael Chambon, Director of Business Development, whom introduced them to AVK’s world of products as well as AVK’s factory and the necessary standards of production to ensure high-quality products.
The students were pleased with the opportunity to visit the factory and saw how AVK valves for, for example, wastewater treatment plants and pump stations were assembled and tested. Furthermore, they were told about the handling of orders and storage of products. During their factory tour, AVK was testing a Ø1200mm knife gate valve of 950 kg (almost 4 feet and over 2000 pounds) which was lifted up on a test bench and tilted at a 30 degree angle making the experience all the more educating and interesting.
AVK is happy to receive students at their locations around the world so do not hesitate to contact your local AVK facility with your enquiry.