Monthly Archives: October 2017
Clow Valve team member Rick Smith was reading an article in the Washington Post about the wild fires in California and noticed that the hydrant in the photo is a Clow hydrant produced at the Clow facility located in Corona, California. Cory Zwolinski also saw this same article on MSN.com. This picture was taken in Petaluma, about 20 miles south of Santa Rosa.
With the death toll of at least 31, it’s become the deadliest week for wildfires in California’s history. We hope our products can help the firefighters get these wildfires under control and prevent further loss of property and life.
McWane Ductile New Jersey held their annual Team Health Fair on Thursday, October 12th. They partnered with St. Luke’s to provide free screenings to team members on-site. The event is a daylong event from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is available to all hourly and salaried team members.
Tests and services provided by St. Luke’s included:
- Sleep apnea and pulmonary function testing
- Diabetes counseling and education
- Blood pressures/smoking cessation
- BMI and body fat analysis
- Bone density screening
- Stress management
- Fitness information
- Vascular screenings for PAD (peripheral artery disease affecting the legs and ankles)
Hansel Conway was the lucky winner of a gift basket that St Luke’s Fitness Center gave away in the raffle.
McWane team members are actively involved in the community in a variety of ways, like Manchester Tank Elkhart HR manager Kim McDowell. Kim recently sat on an Employability Skills Panel for area students to answer questions on what employers are looking for in their field of interest. Kim has also been working with the Elkhart Career Center to build education and training programs for specific positions that are a challenge to find qualified candidates such as maintenance and welders.
Approximately 1,000 students from 16 area high schools took part in the event that was attended by 90 area businesses. The event was featured in The Elkhart Truth in an article written by Blair Yankey.
Click here to read The Elkhart Truth article.
Do you know what your key result area (KRA) is? It’s the things that you absolutely, positively must do to fulfill your responsibilities and achieve your goals. Tyler Pipe & Coupling in Marshfield, Missouri hosted a KRA event for representatives from AB&I, Bibby Ste-Croix, Anaco, Tyler Pipe and New Jersey this week. Guests spent the day in the plant working with their counterparts. The goal of these events is to make it easier for team members at different facilities to reach out to each other with questions or problems.
When AB&I started the MPG/KRA shared culture about five years ago, Kurt Winter wanted the team to learn more about the culture, processes, best practices, etc. at all of the McWane plumbing group facilities. They started by having the HR Manager’s visit each other’s facility once every quarter. They then expanded to have 2-3 team operational team members visit the facilities once a year with the same objective. Tyler Pipe in Marshfield was the last facility for this round. Next year, they plan to take it to the next level with key hourly team members visiting the facilities once a year.
Guests enjoyed several teambuilding events at the recent event which included a jeep drawn tour of Fantastic Caverns then it was on to the Branson Scenic Railway for a two hour train ride through the rolling hills of Missouri and Arkansas. They ended the day with dinner at the Level 2 Steakhouse near the Landing in Branson, Missouri where they discussed the day’s events and enjoyed a wonderful meal.