Monthly Archives: February 2018
On a recent family trip to Southern California, AB&I team member of 39 years Isaac Beltran spotted AB&I pipe in the parking garage of a Holiday Inn Express. Isaac works in the Pipe Finishing Department at AB&I.
If you spot McWane products and would like to share a picture with the rest of the team, just email a picture and a description of where you spotted the products to Mickie Coggin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are pleased to announce that after almost a year of waiting, McWane Ductile located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey (MDNJ) received their official notification that they have been approved for VPP Merit status. Their extensive and comprehensive on-site evaluation by a team of five OSHA personnel and one external Special Government Employee was held June 5-9, 2017.
They have been asked to perform additional industrial hygiene monitoring for non-routine and off-shift tasks (the only issue identified by the entire OSHA team). Once that is complete, they will be able to apply for the Star designation.
McWane Vice-President of Health & Safety Barb Wisniewski said, “It is very fitting that this announcement tops off an outstanding year for MDNJ’s health and safety success, i.e., winner of the 2017 McWane Top Quartile Club Award and the 2017 McWane EHS Excellence (Screaming Eagle) Award. You should be extremely proud—very well deserved!”
MDNJ joins six other McWane facilities that had been recognized as VPP sites. In fact, all three McWane Ductile locations are now VPP sites (McWane Ductile Ohio-VPP Star, McWane Ductile-Utah-VPP Star and MDNJ-VPP Merit).
Congratulations to everyone at MDNJ!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 McWane EHS Awards!
Outstanding Environmental Performance-Fabrication: Amerex (Trussville, AL)
Outstanding Environmental Performance-Foundry: Kennedy Valve (Elmira, NY)
Outstanding Environmental Progress-Fabrication: Anaco and Clow Valve Corona (Corona, CA)
Outstanding Environmental Progress-Foundry: Bibby-Ste-Croix
Outstanding Health & Safety Performance: Mcwane Ductile New Jersey (Phillipsburg, NJ)
Quartile Club: (replaced the Most Improved RIR-Fabrication and Most Improved RIR-Foundry Awards): M & H Valve Company, Tyler Union, Clow Valve McWane Ductile New Jersey (Phillipsburg, NJ)
EHS Excellence (Screaming Eagle): Kennedy Valve (Elmira, NY)
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
AB&I team member Jenny Landon spotted this Clow hydrant at Jack London Square while attending the Oakland Military Institute’s annual luncheon.
Tyler Union team member Mark Vess recently took his family on a vacation to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida to celebrate his wife Ashley’s birthday. They made it a game to see how many McWane products they could spot while there. As you can see, there were lots to see.
Aleah and Allison Vess (top left L-R) spotted a Tyler Union Flange 90 Bend and a Clow Valve hydrant at Hollywood Studios. Aleah Vess (top right) found a Tyler Union Flange Tee and a Kennedy Valve hydrant at Epcot. Alec Vess (bottom left) found a Clow hydrant with a Walt Disney logo on it at the Art of Animation Disney Resort and Mark (bottom right) located a similar Clow hydrant in the Magic Kingdom.
Mark said, “It was good to see so many McWane products at each of the parks.”
Mark joined Tyler Union in Anniston, Alabama in 2004 and is a Technical Sales Support Specialist in the Engineering Department. He can now add record holding McWane product spotter in one location to his resume.
Bibby Ste-Croix President Tom Leonard was invited to be a presenter at the recent Intersec meeting held on January 20-22, 2018 in Dubai, UAE. Intersec is the leading trade fair for safety, security and fire protection. Tom spoke to attendees about the advantages of using cast iron pipe with respect to ease of installation and no requirement or need for difficult fire stopping systems.