You Can Start Building Good Habits Today

Eating healthy can be easier than you think! You just replace a few unhealthy habits with healthy habits and you’re on your way to a happier healthier life. To encourage team members to make healthier lunch choices, the Mcwane Ductile Ohio Wellness Committee hosted Salad Day. Approximately 185 team members from all three shifts were invited to build their own salad from a wide variety of delicious fresh vegetables. Environmental and Safety interns got in on the fun by helping serve the first shift employees.
MDO 2018 Team Salad Day

(Pictured L-R Christopher Barto, Mitchell McKee, Sarah Stockdale and Marty Kurtz)

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Amerex Products Spotted at the Dayton Air Show

McWane Ductile Ohio team member Cory Humphreys spotted this Amerex wheeled fire extinguisher in front of a huge Air Force cargo plane at the Dayton Air Show this past weekend. Cory said, “I love seeing the McWane products in different places.”  Also pictured is Cory’s daughter, Meagan (both current day and 8 years ago) and his son, Kolby, who is posing behind the Memphis Belle.

The flying show featured performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Tuskegee Airmen P-51 Mustang, the U. S. Army Golden Knights and several other amazing talented groups.

Product Sighting 2018 Dayton Air Show

Manchester Tank Quincy Sponsors Team for Local Race

Manchester Tank and Equipment in Quincy, Illinois “stepped” up their game this month by sponsoring a team for the 17th Annual Raider Challenge 5K run/walk and 10K run which was held on Saturday, June 23. Team members enjoyed an invigorating walk/run and earned 50 points towards their 2018 Wellness Program goal. Proceeds from the event will assist the Quincy Notre Dame High School Cross Country Team in purchasing equipment, uniforms and offset travel expenses.
Pictured from L-R: Joyce Klingele, Dustin Schultz and son Liam, Mark Speckhart, Bill Robb, Richard Lorasch, Molly Kindhart, Chris Brueck, Will Merida, Gary Nall and Mike Holman (not pictured)
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Product Sighting: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Mcwane Ductile Ohio team member Frank Kline’s son Caleb spotted this Amerex fire extinguisher on a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York this summer. It is fitting that they rely on Amerex products to protect the tens of thousands of artifacts since the Hall’s motto is Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations.
 
Amerex Fire Group manufactures quality, innovative commercial-grade portable fire extinguishers and is recognized worldwide as a leader in the industry.
Product Sighting 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame

Manchester Tank Quincy Closes Entire Facility for Safety Day

On June 20, our Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois suspended all production, shipping and receiving operations to focus solely on fostering a safe work environment. The event was a big hit with team members. “Our company cares about us so much, that they’re worried about our safety,” said employee Amy Graham. “They want to make sure we know from top to bottom what needs to be done, how to be safe and where you need to go if you don’t know.”

Click below to watch the local news coverage of the event: http://www.wgem.com/story/38472249/2018/06/20/manchester-tank-holds-annual-safety-day?widgetId=214577&slideshowImageId=12

MTQ 2018 Safety Day

Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen Tours AB&I Foundry

City of Oakland Councilmember (“CM”) Abel Guillen (District 2) and Pamela Erickson, Constituent Liaison and Legislative Aide recently paid a visit to AB&I.  District 2 is home to the neighborhoods near Lake Merritt, including Arbor Villa, Bella Vista, Brooklyn Estates, Chinatown, Cleveland Heights, Crocker Highlands, East Lake, Gold Coast, Grand Lake, Haddon Hill, Rose Garden and San Antonio.  CM Guillen heard about AB&I at a Job and Housing Coalition Meeting and wanted to learn more about their products, legacy and involvement in the community.

AB&I team members provided an informative tour of the foundry and CM Guillen was extremely impressed with the different processes required to make our products. He was also very happy to learn about the jobs available AB&I with good pay, benefits and retirement right here in Oakland.  They discussedone of AB&I’s outreach efforts, cleaning Lake Merritt, and CM Guillen and his staff would like to join AB&I volunteers for the next clean-up.

District 2 is in the most diverse parts of the City of Oakland.  The challenges in this district are many and varied – making the streets safer, growing the economy, improving access to good schools, affordable housing, transportation and quality jobs, but he strongly believes that the solutions lie in the neighborhoods, the communities, the businesses, the schools and the people of the City of Oakland.  Despite the challenges they face in District 2, AB&I and Councilmember Guillen are committed to the Oakland community.

ABI 2018 Councilmember Abel Guillen Tour 2

(Pictured from L-R: Dave Robinson, Pamela Erikson, Abel Guillen, Richard Watson and Michael Lowe)

Rick Davis Retires from Manchester Tank After 31 Years of Service

After 31 years of service at Manchester Tank and Equipment in Bedford, Indiana, Rick Davis decided it was time to retire.
 
We appreciate Rick’s dedication and commitment and wish him a long and happy retirement!
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Happy 59th Anniversary to Tyler Pipe’s James Madison!

Did you know that 2.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month? In fact, a majority of all turnover occurs in the first year of employment. But Tyler Pipe and Coupling team member James Madison would not agree with that statistic. James has been a Cupola Operator at Tyler Pipe in Tyler, Texas for 59 years. No, that’s not a typo; he has been a dedicated, hard working member of the Tyler Pipe team for 59 years.
 
Thank you, James, for your commitment and dedication for almost six decades. We appreciate your service and look forward to celebrating 60 next year.
 
(Pictured on left L-R: James Madison, Tyler Pipe General manager Greg Simmons and McWane President Ruffner Page)​
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Manchester Tank Products Spotted at Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana

It’s common to spot a Manchester Tank 20 lb. LP Gas Grill Cylinder because they are a product widely used on propane grills. Tony Patton, Engineering Services Manager at Manchester Tank (MTE) Bedford spotted this pair of Manchester Tank 420 lb. Steel DOT Vertical LP Gas Cylinders in service at the Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana. They were manufactured at MTE’s Petersburg, Virginia facility.  Today, these cylinders are manufactured at the Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois.

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Clow Valve Sponsors 2018 Mahaska County YMCA Summer Camp

Clow Valve Company is proud to sponsor the 2018 Mahaska County YMCA Summer Camp. The camp offers kids the opportunity for growth through outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, archery, swimming, team building, arts and crafts and unique field trip experiences. It also teaches values shared by Clow: honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

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