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Graham lands $4 million in orders

Graham Corp. has won a pair of orders for ejector systems, worth a total of about $4 million, that will be installed in oil refineries in the United States and China, the Batavia manufacturer said Friday.

One of the orders is for an ejector system that will be used at a refinery that is being modified to process crude oil produced from Alberta oil sands in Canada. That system is scheduled to be delivered during the fall.

The second order is for an ejector system that will be installed at a refinery that is expanding in China. That system, which will include some components that were built in China, is expected to be delivered during the summer of 2012.

The order was the ninth that the heat transfer and vacuum equipment manufacturer has received in the last four years for Chinese refinery projects -- a market that Graham executives expect to grow during the next five years.

In all, Graham said it booked $17.8 million in new orders during its third quarter, which ended last month, down from $51.6 million a year ago, when the company's order flow was skewed by a $25 million U.S. Navy order, but up from $10.5 million during the second quarter. About $800,000 of the third-quarter orders came from Energy Steel & Supply Co., the Michigan nuclear power plant equipment supplier that Graham acquired during December.

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