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McWane Ductile Ohio Sponsors $500 Scholarship for Minority Students in Muskingum County

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.

MDO MLK DAY

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Clow Canada Donates $4,000 to Romero House Soup Kitchen in Saint John

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.

CP 2018 Romero House Donation

Pictured L-R:  Rick Benoit, Chris Arsenault, Evelyn McNulty (Romero House), Ken Matthews and Dickie McGuire

Tyler Union Hosts Plant Tours for Youth Leadership Calhoun County

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!

UFC 2018 Plant Tour

AB&I Team Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

ABI 2018 MLK day

Kennedy Valves Makes Donation to Send Local Students to Summer Camp

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.

KV NATURE CAMP

Clow Valve Products Spotted in Danville, California

On a recent college break, Sabrina Dunbar, daughter of team member Francesca Dunbar, spotted these Clow Valve Company products while shopping in Blackhawk Plaza in Danville, California.

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 mcoggin@mcwane.com. Be sure and include a picture and a brief description of where you spotted the product.

Do You Recognize This Runner?

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!

TPT 2018 Fresh 15 event

Clow Valve Kicks off 2018 with Safety in Mind!

The Clow Valve team started 2018 with safety in mind. Production start-up for the new year was delayed by a day so that team members from both the Machine Shop (MS) and Metal Casting Facility (MCF) could come together at William Penn University to review how their safety impacts others. Guest speakers, Russ and Laurel Youngstrom, shared their very descriptive story about how his refusal to follow safety rules changed their lives forever.

Ruffner Page updated the team on the company and emphasized personal accountability and how important their health and wellbeing is to the organization.  A panel moderated by Chris Prendergast emphasized the importance of accountability for safety and how critical it is to work as a team for the safety of self and others.

Several interactive activities were conducted throughout the day that revealed how an injury impacts your ability to do routine things. Activities included, blindfolded cereal bowl filling, immobilized back bending and sitting exercise, and getting dressed while having a shoulder injury. Additionally, there was an exercise that demonstrated the effects to a team when a member is removed due to injury.

They also announced the 2017 safety achievements, specifically a record low for recordable injuries for Clow Valve Oskaloosa.

We are Clow 2

Announcing 2018 Changes in Corporate Human Resources

We are pleased to announce that Leslie Mawhorter has been promoted to the position of Assistant Vice President, Human Resources/Compensation and Benefits.  In this role, Leslie will continue to manage the wide array of programs and plans that cover the McWane organization, driving improvements and influencing our organization’s costs in this critical area.

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Pictured L-R: Lauren Jackson and Leslie Mawhorter

Leslie has worked in the corporate Human Resources function for more than four years.  Previously she spent thirteen years with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama and twelve years in the United States Air Force.

Also, effective immediately, Lauren Jackson will join the Human Resources function in the role of Director, Retirement Plans.  Lauren has worked with McWane for the past ten years and will transfer her deep knowledge of defined contribution and defined benefit plans to the HR team.  She will report directly to Leslie.

Congratulations, Leslie, on this well-earned promotion! We wish you success in this expanded role.  We also welcome Lauren to the HR function and look forward to working more closely with all involved in these key areas!

McWane, Inc. Announces New Executive Leadership at Amerex

Harrison Bishop, formerly president of The Solberg Companies, has been appointed  president of Amerex Corporation effective January 1, 2018.

Bishop_Harrison_original-240x300In addition to his responsibilities at Solberg, Bishop has served on the Amerex executive committee as vice president, strategic initiatives. Prior to entering the fire suppression industry, Harrison practiced law for more than a decade, focusing on mergers, acquisitions and general corporate law, as a partner at Maynard, Cooper and Gale, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bishop will be working alongside the newly appointed chief executive officer of Amerex, Larry Whitehead, who has served in a variety of capacities within McWane, Inc., including president of Manchester Tank & Equipment Company.

In addition, Andy Payant has been appointed as the executive vice president-finance for Amerex Corporation with the same effective date.  Andy has served as vice president and international controller of McWane, Inc. since 2012. Previously, Payant served as McWane’s vice president and controller from 1998 until 2012. Prior to joining McWane, Inc. Payant held senior management positions at Compass Bank and Molton, Allen & Williams.

Posted from: http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2018/01/04/new-executive-leadership-team-at-amerex-announced/