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Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen Tours AB&I Foundry

City of Oakland Councilmember (“CM”) Abel Guillen (District 2) and Pamela Erickson, Constituent Liaison and Legislative Aide recently paid a visit to AB&I.  District 2 is home to the neighborhoods near Lake Merritt, including Arbor Villa, Bella Vista, Brooklyn Estates, Chinatown, Cleveland Heights, Crocker Highlands, East Lake, Gold Coast, Grand Lake, Haddon Hill, Rose Garden and San Antonio.  CM Guillen heard about AB&I at a Job and Housing Coalition Meeting and wanted to learn more about their products, legacy and involvement in the community.

AB&I team members provided an informative tour of the foundry and CM Guillen was extremely impressed with the different processes required to make our products. He was also very happy to learn about the jobs available AB&I with good pay, benefits and retirement right here in Oakland.  They discussedone of AB&I’s outreach efforts, cleaning Lake Merritt, and CM Guillen and his staff would like to join AB&I volunteers for the next clean-up.

District 2 is in the most diverse parts of the City of Oakland.  The challenges in this district are many and varied – making the streets safer, growing the economy, improving access to good schools, affordable housing, transportation and quality jobs, but he strongly believes that the solutions lie in the neighborhoods, the communities, the businesses, the schools and the people of the City of Oakland.  Despite the challenges they face in District 2, AB&I and Councilmember Guillen are committed to the Oakland community.

ABI 2018 Councilmember Abel Guillen Tour 2

(Pictured from L-R: Dave Robinson, Pamela Erikson, Abel Guillen, Richard Watson and Michael Lowe)

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Rick Davis Retires from Manchester Tank After 31 Years of Service

After 31 years of service at Manchester Tank and Equipment in Bedford, Indiana, Rick Davis decided it was time to retire.
 
We appreciate Rick’s dedication and commitment and wish him a long and happy retirement!
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Happy 59th Anniversary to Tyler Pipe’s James Madison!

Did you know that 2.5 million Americans quit their jobs every month? In fact, a majority of all turnover occurs in the first year of employment. But Tyler Pipe and Coupling team member James Madison would not agree with that statistic. James has been a Cupola Operator at Tyler Pipe in Tyler, Texas for 59 years. No, that’s not a typo; he has been a dedicated, hard working member of the Tyler Pipe team for 59 years.
 
Thank you, James, for your commitment and dedication for almost six decades. We appreciate your service and look forward to celebrating 60 next year.
 
(Pictured on left L-R: James Madison, Tyler Pipe General manager Greg Simmons and McWane President Ruffner Page)​
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Manchester Tank Products Spotted at Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana

It’s common to spot a Manchester Tank 20 lb. LP Gas Grill Cylinder because they are a product widely used on propane grills. Tony Patton, Engineering Services Manager at Manchester Tank (MTE) Bedford spotted this pair of Manchester Tank 420 lb. Steel DOT Vertical LP Gas Cylinders in service at the Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana. They were manufactured at MTE’s Petersburg, Virginia facility.  Today, these cylinders are manufactured at the Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois.

Product Sighting MTE Quick Lube, Bedford, Indiana.jpg

Clow Valve Sponsors 2018 Mahaska County YMCA Summer Camp

Clow Valve Company is proud to sponsor the 2018 Mahaska County YMCA Summer Camp. The camp offers kids the opportunity for growth through outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, archery, swimming, team building, arts and crafts and unique field trip experiences. It also teaches values shared by Clow: honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

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Delores Smith Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Manchester Tank

Delores Smith just celebrated her 20th anniversary with Manchester Tank!  The flowers Delores is holding are from her first customer with MTE, Tom Tarantin, the CEO of Tarantin Industries.  Amazingly, Tom remembered her work anniversary and sent her flowers to show his appreciation for her help and support over the past 20 years.  Delores is a Customer Service Representative in MTE’s Franklin office.

We appreciate Delores and her commitment not only to Manchester Tank but to the thousands of Manchester Tank customers.

MTF 2018 Delores Smith 20th Anniversary

McWane Gulf Celebrates Ramadan

McWane Gulf organized an Iftar dinner for customers and business associates to mark the holy month of Ramadan on June 5th at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai. The dinner event was attended by key officials from Dubai Electricity and Water Authorities, Dubai Municipality, and McWane Gulf’s UAE distributors.

On May 31st McWane Gulf hosted an Iftar dinner at Traders Hotel in Abu Dhabi for team members and their families. At the event, McWane Gulf CEO Yusuf Mohammad noted that team members from five different nationalities work at McWane Gulf and do not all speak the same language. “To bring everyone together is very important. Together, we can achieve the most difficult tasks.”

MG 2018 Ramadan celebration

McWane Gulf Team Celebrates World Environment Day

On June 5, in honor of World Environment Day 2018, McWane Gulf team members once again planted saplings which they plan to nurture throughout the year.  This has become an annual tradition for the McWane Gulf team.

MG 2018 World Environment Day

Product Sighting: May the Force Be With You!

Clow Valve team member Richard Ledesma, Jr. spotted this on Instagram, “Our Model 2065 protecting a Galaxy far, far away . . . I mean Long Beach, California.”

Product Sighting 2018 Long Beach, CA

Congratulations Charles Smith on 50 Years of Service at Tyler Union!

Charles Smith joined Tyler Union on May 23, 1968, shoveling sand and pushing a wheelbarrow on the Squeezer Line.  He then moved to the Alabama Core Room where they make shell cores and later worked on both British Molding Machines (BM1 and BM2) and the IBM, a molding machine which Tyler Union used for a brief time in the mid ‘80s.

Eventually Charles returned to the BM1 where he stayed for 30 years until the machine was removed and replaced with the IMF Fast Loop. He sets cores at the IMF now and says the automatic machines have made foundry work much easier than it was 50 years ago. To show our appreciation for his years of hard work and dedication, Charles and his co-workers were treated to breakfast from Cracker Barrel and of course cake.

Thanks Charles for being a integral part of the Tyler Union team!

Pictured top to bottom L-R: Charles Smith; Charles, Pete Cagle (IMF Manager) and Charlie Chastain (Operations Manager; Charles and Les Cunningham (GFD Manager; and Charles and his son Brian smith (Production Lab Technician)

TUF 2018 Charles Smith Appreciation breakfast