Monthly Archives: April 2018
Clow Valve was a proud sponsor of the Rancho Cucamonga Earth Day Open House last weekend which was attended by approximately 1,500 members of the community.
Clow set up a booth to showcase our products and commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing. The display included a cut-out hydrant and a custom painted American flag themed hydrant. Both drew awe and surprise from the attendees and they were asked countless times if they would be giving them away in the raffle. It was fun to see the excitement the community had surrounding the company and our products.
Special thanks to Jose Martinez making sure the hydrants were available for display, Maria Shepas for providing some crucial display elements and Rick Ledesma for making sure the polished brass hydrants were available for giveaway in the raffle!
On Tuesday, March 27, our Clow Valve facility located in Oskaloosa, Iowa hosted a tour of the metal casting operation for local high school seniors enrolled in industrial technology courses. Maintenance mechanic B.J. Bowie conducted the tour. The students were particularly interested in learning more about careers, types of jobs and skills needed to work in advanced manufacturing as well as opportunities available in skilled trades.
Clow Valve welcomes any opportunities to show the future workforce our state-of-the-art facilities and educate them about the potential career opportunities that are available in manufacturing and skilled trades.
Spotted: A Clow Valve Company hydrant outside of the Escape Root Juicery on Main Street in Dunedin, Florida.
We are pleased to announce that John Bennett has joined the Corporate HR team as the new Benefit Specialist! In this role, John will be supporting all divisions with their benefit information and analysis as needed. John will report directly to Leslie Mawhorter.
Prior to joining McWane, John worked 17+ years at UAB as the primary contact for benefit related issues at all levels including the university and hospital. John earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Care Organization from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College Madison.
Welcome to McWane, John!
Canada Pipe and Clow Canada team members recently bid a fond farewell to Kathy Senior who retired after 38 years. Kathy’s career has been an evolution of sorts. She began her career in July 1980 with Stanton Pipe as secretary to the Treasurer. When Stanton was purchased by Canron in 1985, Kathy transferred to the Sales Department where she also served as the Personnel Manager. In 1989, her career took another turn when she became the secretary for the Vice-President General Manager at Canada Pipe. When Clow Canada later joined offices with Canada Pipe, Kathy continued to work as administrative assistant and handle payroll and benefits for both companies.
Kathy is looking forward to spending time working in her gardens but first she has two weddings to attend this summer. In fact, she will be traveling over 3,000 km to a wedding in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from Beamsville, Ontario, Canada on a motorcycle. Sounds like Kathy has lots of fun planned for her retirement years.
We wish Kathy best wishes for a long and happy retirement!
Speaking of the talents at Futurecom team member Milos Rankovic and not to be outdone, Clow Corona production supervisor, Jose Martinez, also created a new company sign. This sign was made with a stainless-steel plate and back lit with LED lighting. It is now proudly displayed on the exterior of the facility in Corona, California to welcome customers and guests as they drive through the front gates. Jose is currently working on a smaller display sign for the sales office.
Thanks, Jose, for your time and creativity in making this beautiful sign!