Category Archives: Community Involvement & Giving
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.
Tyler Union volunteers recently partnered with the Calhoun County Extension Office on Earth Day to staff learning stations designed to reinforce subject matter taught in classrooms in an outdoor setting for over 800 fourth graders. The students had the opportunity to learn about conservation, healthy habits, water safety, safe food preparation and domesticated and wild animals (which was a favorite).
No one was surprised to learn that Frantina Wilson and Mark Vess who stepped up and took over two of the educational stations, for both days, when county employees were called away. Frantina took over the Recycle Relay station while Mark took the Wildlifestation, even the snake handling.
Special thanks to Tyler Union volunteers Jason Askew, Tonja Brown, Julie Campbell, Chris Hyche, Kacie Johns, Renea McGathy, Jerome McQueen, April Pearson, Chris Smith, Amanda Thrasher, Sara Tongsuvone, Mark Vess and Frantina Wilson
Clow Corona team members in Corona, California turned their focus to the environment in April on Earth Day and Arbor Day. Team members and their families volunteered for a clean-up at Citrus State Park on Earth Day to remove brush, dropped fruit and trash around the citrus trees in the state park. At the end of the day the Clow team had cleaned up 35 bags of debris from around the trees. On Arbor Day, volunteers cleaned-up litter and planted various shrubs and flowers in the area surrounding the Clow Corona facility.
Thanks to all team members that volunteered.
McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) volunteers helped clean up the streets of Tuscarawas Township last week as part of its Adopt-A-Road commitment that began in 2012. MDO employees are proud to volunteer their time every six months to help improve the local community.
MDO team members are always looking for opportunities to demonstrate their commitment and willingness to work to improve the quality of life in the local community.
Kennedy Valve was proud to have 59 team members and their families participate in the 2018 Walk a Mile in my Shoes suicide prevention and awareness event on May 5.
It was a beautiful day for a walk. Over 2,000 people came out to show their support for this critical issue which is more common than you think and more preventable than you know.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s event!
At McWane, we are committed to giving back to the communities where our team members live and work. One example of that commitment is AB&I’s adoption of Elmhurst Creek which runs directly behind the AB&I property as part of the Oakland Adopt-a-Spot Program. AB&I’s team members volunteered once again to remove debris from in and around the creek.
Andy Berg and Jesse Tom led the effort recruiting volunteers from different departments. Volunteers worked tirelessly cleaning the creek and picking up approximately 3 yards of trash, including a shopping cart, fire hydrant, plywood, plastic wrappers, and lots of spray paint cans. They also cut down overgrown weeds and bushes, and approximately 10 yards of brush.
Many team members expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to help clean up the creek. This is an example of the AB&I spirit inside and outside the property boundaries.
Special thanks to the volunteers for your commitment to making the Oakland community the best it can be!
On April 21, Mahaska County, Iowa residents were provided the opportunity to recycle their old electronic equipment. Clow Valve Company, in cooperation with Mahaska Communication Group (MCG) and Midwest Sanitation and Recycling, organized an event called Earth Day e-Cycling.
The residents of Mahaska County publicized how residents could drop off their outdated electronic equipment such as computers, computer monitors, video game systems, stereos, keyboards, printers, VCRs, cell phones, and laptops to be recycled free-of-charge. On Saturday, volunteers from MCG and Clow were on hand to unload electronic equipment to be recycled.
Within four hours, the recycling event accumulated approximately 25,000 pounds of electronic equipment for recycling according to Eddie Pierson, Mahaska Communication Group. The outdated electronic equipment was then entirely recycled including all plastic, paper and glass, as well as metal.
When the town of Jacksonville, Alabama and surrounding areas were hit by devastating tornadoes on the night of March 19, Tyler Union team members were quick to respond by donating supplies, working with local shelters and helping with debris clean up. The destruction left in the storm’s wake was unimaginable and cleanup and rebuilding will be ongoing for years. Tyler Union continues to raise money for the relief fund and work with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce on the needs of the affected areas.
Lori Denton, Director of Business Development for the Calhoun County Economic Development Council said, “Local industry response has been overwhelming. The surplus donations of high demand items, financial contributions, labor, time, and meals, displays what it means to love your neighbor. We are so proud to represent the industries in Calhoun County because of the unwavering strength found in the people of this community. We are so thankful to our industrial partners that have already reached out and are continuing to work alongside the Calhoun County Economic Development Council with the relief efforts.”
At the recent valve & hydrant annual sales meeting (Clow, Kennedy, Kennedy PIV and M&H), they held an inspiring teambuilding event. They partnered with Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) to build wheelchairs. Because the group was so large, they were able to build nine wheelchairs that will be donated for use by veterans in the Phoenix, Arizona community.
As a part of the event, each group created a poster expressing their gratitude to the veterans for their service to our country. It was an amazing experience since the team has quite a few veterans of their own. It was the first time they’ve done something like this and they plan to make it a tradition.