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EBRO Recieves NSF-61 Certification for Drinking Water Applications

CGIS is very excited to announce that EBRO Armaturen has received their NSF-61/ANSI-61 certification for drinking water applications! Not familiar with NSF/ANSI-61? It’s a set of national standards relating to potable water treatment. It enforces stringent requirements for the equipment that comes in contact with the water – ensuring it’s safe for all to drink.

With such a strong contender in the water and water treatment business, CGIS will be diving into this sector, as we find Severe Service Valve solutions for all of our prospective and current clients.

Interested in EBRO Valves? Check out our product focus video here: EBRO Product Focus.


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CGIS Promotes a New President – Dave Friesen!

CGIS is proud to announce the promotion of Dave Friesen from VP Sales North America to President of CGIS. Mr. Friesen becomes the 3rd president in the company’s history and is reflective of the confidence the board has in his abilities to lead the organization onto greater success while further promoting the Severe Service Valve (SSV) message to the industry.

Through Dave’s 20 years with the organization he has used his abilities and skills to align CGIS with the world’s best manufacturers and solidify our position as the recognized leader in the selection of Severe Service Valves. In this new role, Dave will use his experience and commitment to understanding the application to further shape and grow CGIS as an organization that ensures our customers always get the right valve, well before a dollar is spent.

Dave has been an integral part of CGIS’ current strategy and positioning and we welcome his further leadership and vision for continued long-term growth.

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CASE STUDY – New ChemFlare System at RDNO Water Treatment Plant

In water treatment plants all around the world, Sodium Hypochlorite decomposition is an issue. It often starts leaking from the joints of the PVC Piping and fittings used during construction of these plants, creating an unsightly and unsafe mess. Chemline’s ChemFlare system is the ultimate solution to this, eliminating the need for the gluing process for PVC valves in sodium hypochlorite systems. Read our case study here to see how CGIS was able to incorporate this efficient system into the Regional District of North Okanagan Water Treatment Plant.

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NEW: EBRO Impeller Valves

EBRO’s new impeller valves are great for dry bulk food handlers and food production. Their design eliminates your typical problems of clogging, coagulation, compressing and sticking all while reducing the crushing of the granules. These precision engineered valves help manufacturers improve efficiency and reduce downtime. Read about all the EBRO Impeller Valve features here.

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ARTICLE – Is a Butterfly Valve Just a Butterfly Valve?

 Are all butterfly valves created equal? Kevin Niebergall takes a look into comparing triple offset butterfly valves with to your conventional butterfly valve. You can read the full article and comparison here.

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25 Years at CGIS!

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Dawn Kerfers will be hitting her 25 year anniversary at CGIS this February! Dawn has been such an integral part of the team, balancing the work of 10 people seamlessly! She’s helped make CGIS what it is today and we wanted to congratulate her in style for that, so we created a video documenting everything we love about her. You can view her video here.

Congratulations on 25 years Dawn!

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ARTICLE – Severe Service Valves: From a Concept to a Realization

Ross Waters leads the way in defining exactly what a Severe Service Valve is. The impact of which will make industrial processes safer and more efficient are widespread. Read the article here to discover how the process has gone, where we are today, and where we are going.

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ARTICLE – Severe Service Valves (SSVs) in the Chemical Industry

Our article on Severe Service Valves (SSVs) in the Chemical Industry takes an in depth look at what it really means to need a SSV for your application. Often times it is a lack of information regarding the application of the valve that can take a project from successful to unsuccessful. This article from our CEO Ross Waters dives into this common problem in the Chemical Industry. You can read the full article here.

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White Paper – Severe Service Valve (SSV) Specifications for Hydrometallurgy Applications

Check out the latest white paper from the CGIS team! The paper aims to determine what the minimum requirements are for Severe Service Valves (SSVs) in Hydrometallurgy applications. It draws on five decades of industry experience from one of Canada’s leading valve experts – Ross Waters. Click for the full paper.

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CGIS Surges Forward with DSS Valves

Vancouver, Canada – Jan. 4, 2018 – Today marks the start of the relationship between Vancouver based industrial valve distribution company CGIS and valve manufacturer, DSS Valves.  Based out of Niles, Michigan, DSS Valves manufactures premium quality Severe Service Knife Gate Valves (SSKGVs), specifically designed for severe service applications. A recognized leader in the world of Severe Service Valves (SSVs), CGIS is now the sole distributor for this product line throughout Canada, Australia and at specific international hydrometallurgy locations.

What attracted CGIS to DSS Valves was the evolved design and added features of their Severe Service Knife Gate Valve offering. CGIS president and founder Ross Waters commented that “our 38 years of experience working with toxic and dangerous severe service applications taught us to dig deep on the manufacturers we choose to represent. When we encountered DSS Valves, we were blown away by both the mastery of their SSKGV design, and their ability to produce a premier product on time.”

The partnership between DSS Valves and CGIS is one built on mutual admiration. Trent Runyon, founder of DSS Valves had this to say about their relationship. “We really view CGIS as the leader in the Severe Service Valve industry, and Ross’ lifetime of industry knowledge and leadership in SSV specification played a key role in this partnership. We knew that CGIS would be able to get our products into the critical applications they’re designed for, which enables us to concentrate on our expertise – manufacturing.”

With each part of the manufacturing process occurring on North American soil, DSS Valves currently produces two main valve designs; the Severe Service Knife Gate Valve, and the Double Block and Bleed, which is a modification of the SSKGV that includes two gates. DSS Valves is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, and their products all meet the most rigorous API, ASME and MSS standards found in extreme pressure, temperature and corrosive processes.

Press Contact: Sam Wind, Senior Marketing Coordinator at CGIS


T: 604-263-1671

About CGIS

CGIS is the global supplier of the highest performance valves, controls, and automation. With 38 years of experience, they are committed to understanding the application and ensuring their customers always get the right valve, well before a dollar is spent. With offices throughout Canada and Australia, they serve customers worldwide – on six continents. CGIS offers a unique ability to deliver superior technical expertise in the world of Severe Service Valve (SSV) applications, which improve their customer’s reliability, safety, and bottom line in a dynamic and competitive marketplace. Visit to learn more about CGIS.

About DSS Valves

Based out of Niles, MI, DSS Valves is a team of engineering and manufacturing professionals with decades of experience in the creating premier Severe Service Knife Gate Valves for Oil & Gas, Mining, Steel, Pulp & Paper, and Water/Wastewater industries. They specialize in creating valves that thrive in the harshest environments and their products are known for handling differential pressure scenarios, corrosive materials, extreme temperatures and detrimental solids. Visit  to learn more about DSS Valves.

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