Monthly Archives: November 2017

M&H Valve hosts Augusta Utilities

M&H Valve hosted a plant tour on October 25 for Augusta Utilities, Beam’s Contracting and representatives from Core & Main.  We are always proud to have the opportunity to showcase our manufacturing facility and our team members.

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Futbol in Barcelona

Christopher Hyche, son of Chris Hyche, Plant Engineering Manager, at Tyler Union in Anniston, Alabama loves soccer.  Following his passion, he attended the FC Barcelona (FCB) soccer training camp in Birmingham, Alabama this past summer.  After the camp, he was selected to join an elite group of players from across the USA to go to Barcelona and train with the FCB coaches and staff at one of the greatest soccer clubs in the world.

Christopher trained at the FCB training grounds in the mornings and traveled around Spain to play against top Division 1 La Liga academy teams in the afternoons. This was a big challenge for a group that had never practiced together, but they won their 3rd game and almost defeated the top team in Spain.  It was an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from the best coaches and play against top Spanish academies.  As an added bonus, Christopher got to meet and talk with FCB player Andre Gomes.

But that’s not all.  They also attended games at Camp Nou, Barcelona’s legendary home stadium. On night one, Barcelona defeated RCD Espanyol 5-0, in a game that included a hat trick by Lionel Messi, the top ranked soccer player. They went on to defeat Juventus, the top team in Italy in the UEFA Champions’ League, on night two.  This was one of the biggest soccer games of the year and was an epic way to end an amazing experience.

Christopher Hyche about to enter stadium for Barcelona vs Juventus game

Maria Shepas Joins the Clow Valve Sales Team

Clow Valve Company Sales Reps are attended the American Water Works Association Regional California/Nevada Annual Fall Conference Show in Reno, Nevada last week.
 
Maria Shepas, Clow’s Southern California/Hawaii sales rep, coordinated with Eric Benson and Jerry Lawman to set up a fantastic booth at the show.
Welcome to Clow, Maria, where we’re building off a solid foundation with the next generation of Sales Reps!
KV 2017 AWWA Regional Cal-Nev Show

McWane Concludes Another Successful P2C Competition

Every year McWane conducts a Pollution Prevention Challenge (P2C) where employees from around the world submit projects that decrease the company’s environmental footprint. This year 32 entries were received corporate wide. Finalists presented their projects on October 12, 2017 before a panel of judges and McWane Ductile Ohio was awarded first place. Their project eliminated almost 90 tons of greenhouse gases per year, 30 tons of landfill waste, and over 850 hours of labor per year not to mention increased worker safety and morale.

Amerex came in second place with a project on compressed air monitoring and McWane Ductile Utah came in third with a building station paint mat project.  The winners of the Why Didn’t’ I Think of That award this year for their innovative, simple and low cost solutions that produced relatively small but important environmental benefits were Manchester Tank Elkhart for a lubricant reduction project and McWane Ductile Utah for a project that reduced wood dunnage.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Resized MDO 2017 P2C 1st Place team

Pictured MDO team from L-R: Terry Crozier, Cortes Poland, Jim Wright, Nick Garrett, Anthony West, Jim Finton, Jan Ickes