Monthly Archives: January 2018
Clow Canada held their annual sales meeting in Saint John, New Brunswick the week of January 22. A regular agenda item for these meetings is a charity event that doubles as a team building experience. This year was no exception. The sales team volunteered to make sandwiches at the Romero House to put in children’s lunch bags for the following school day. The Romero House is a soup kitchen that was founded in Saint John in 1982 that serves free meals and provides food hampers and housewares to those in need 365 days a year, including Christmas day.
In lieu of a dinner out that evening, the day was topped off by the team presenting the money they would have spent going out to dinner at a restaurant as a donation to the Romero House. Take out food that night never tasted better!
The Clow Canada Sales team had a great time and came away knowing they had made a difference for those in need in the Saint John community.
We are pleased to report that nine MIPL team members participated in the 2018 Coimbatore Trail Run. The Marathon with a Difference event was held on January 21 in Coimbatore, India. After crossing the finish line, runners said they felt a sense of accomplishment, pride and an overwhelming sense of joy.
The goal of this annual race is to help achieve the highest standards in health, safety and well-being for all and creating awareness on crucial social issues.
Congratulations to this year’s runners for not only finishing the race, but making a difference in the community.
On January 15, 2018, McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) participated in the 24th Annual MLK Scholarship Awards Breakfast for Muskingum County High School seniors. MDO is an annual sponsor of a $500 scholarship for this event in support of higher education for minority students.
Clow Canada staff and members of Local 835 IAM recently raised $2,000 for the Romero House Soup Kitchen and Clow Canada matched that amount for a total donation of $4,000. Money was raised all year through donations from team members and selling recyclable bottles, cans and scrap wood. Over the past 7 years, Clow Canada has donated $23,000 to Romero House.
The entire team at the Saint John plant continue to be committed to the Saint John community and came together throughout the year to make generous donations and came up with creative ways to raise money for Romero House. Unfortunately, Saint John has the highest child poverty rate in Canada and only strong community support can fix this problem. Romero House operates a soup kitchen giving out 400 meals per day, a clothing bank, emergency family assistance, outreach, chapel, health care room, life skills support and a mobile unit that travels around the city at night giving coffee and sandwiches to the homeless.
Tyler Union Plant Manager Jon Pollard and Foundry Manager Charlie Chastain were pleased to have the opportunity to host plant tours on January 9, 2018 for Youth Leadership Calhoun County (YLCC) Business and Industry Day hosted by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Calhoun County (LCC) is a twelve month class that prepares students for constructive leadership and responsible participation in the affairs of the community.
Perhaps some of these bright young leaders will join the Tyler Union team in the future!
Yesterday, Acts Full Gospel COGIC Church held a community event at Verdese Carter Park to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Team Members from AB&I helped with bagging 2,000 frozen chickens.
The Environmental Management Council of Chemung County was raising money to send a student to the Department of Environmental Conservation Summer Camp, but thanks to Kennedy Valve they will have enough money to send not one, but two students. The students will have the opportunity to attend camp at one of the four camps located across the state of New York.
Sabrina always has an eye out for McWane products and she currently holds the record for the most submitted product sightings. We’re looking forward to seeing where she spots the next McWane products!
If you products made by any McWane company and want to share it with the team, email your picture to Mickie Coggin at email@example.com. Be sure and include a picture and a brief description of where you spotted the product.
Do you recognize this runner?
It’s our very own Faye Pettigrew, HR Manager at Tyler Pipe! Every year Tyler Pipe participates in the FRESH 15 race sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company. It’s a favorite of the Tyler Pipe team and they always have a good turnout on race day.
Brookshire started the event to motivate the community and their employees to become healthier and it grew from there. Unlike any other races, they give 100% of race revenue back to non-profit organizations. Much like us, they firmly believe that motivating someone to get off the couch and move can change their life.
This race is a great way to support the local community and get healthy at the same time. Good luck to this year’s Tyler participants!