This week, Clow Canada was pleased to welcome representatives from Coverdale Women’s Center and Outflow Ministry Men’s Shelter. Mayor Don Darling, Deputy Mayor Shirley McAlary and City Counsellors also attended to show support for these organizations. General Manager Rick Benoit provided the visitors with a tour of the facility and then presented the two shelters with a donation.
Thank you to both organizations for all that you do and we hope the donations help make a difference.
On Tuesday, October 17, our friends from Matheson Gas treated the Tyler Pipe team to some good ole Texas BBQ. Matheson Gas has been in the Tyler area since 1977 and Tyler Pipe has been purchasing their gas and welding supplies almost from the beginning. To show their appreciation, Luke Porter and his team brought out their BBQ pit, serving tables & trough cooler and fed over 250 hungry Tyler Pipe team members.
As you can see from the pictures their set up is second to none. Luke said that Matheson Gas put the pit trailer together to travel around their supply area for appreciation events like the one at Tyler Pipe.
Anaco held an Open House on October 4 for team members and their families. The 300+ attendees were treated to plant tours, delicious food, lots of fun games and music from many different eras.
It was a great opportunity for families to tour the facility and have a little fun together. Everyone had a great time.
We are proud to announce that McWane Ductile Utah (MDU) received the 2017 Award of Merit presented by the Utah Safety Council. The Utah Safety Council is a chapter of the National Safety Council and serves Utah, Idaho and Nevada.
On October 18, members from Manchester Tank & Equipment Company located in Quincy, Illinois (MTQ) facility participated in the Tri-State MakerFest. MTQ’s General Manager Corrie Eifert, Operations Manager Keith Norris, EHS Manager Rick Nesbit, and HR Manager Mary Kendrick met with approximately 300 students to discuss future career opportunities.
MakerFest is a celebration of the amazing careers available at manufacturing and logistics companies in the Tri-State Region and the young up and coming talent being groomed to fill these careers. The majority of the day was devoted to high school students and adult job seekers visited the exhibits and participated in demonstrations. The mission was to show local up and coming talent what the Tri-State Region has to offer and the advantages of considering their home town for a career and introduce adult job seekers to immediate opportunities that are available with local employers.
We are pleased to announce that Louis Coppedge has now joined the McWane Legal Team. Louis comes to us after 25+ years with the firm of Maynard, Cooper and Gale, where he handled a wide variety of commercial and personal injury litigation and transactional matters.
Louis will manage the company’s legal matters related to labor and employment, safety, international operations, and cyber security legal issues. Although Teri Lavette will continue to be the primary contact for contract review, Louis will be available to assist her as needed.
Please join us in welcoming Louis to the McWane Team.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 McWane Ergo Cup Competition:
Most Outstanding Project – 1st Place
Bibby St. Croix, Ladle Demolding Station
1st Place Runner-Up
Tyler Pipe & Coupling, Injection Mold Extruder Tip Puller
Best Risk Reduction
Anaco, No More Manual Loading of Feed Bins on Threaders
Most Innovative Project
McWane Ductile Ohio, Sure Stop Gasket Removal
Congratulations to the winners and to all of the facilities and team members who participated in this year’s competition.
AB&I held its annual Health and Wellness Fair for team members on Thursday, October 12, 2017. These events are designed to encourage team members to take preventive measures to avert the onset or worsening of an illness or disease and to adopt healthier lifestyles.
Team Members were provided free biometric screenings through eHealthScreenings flu shots by U.S. Health Works, and financial planning by Merrill Lynch. Participants were also offered a massage, a discount gym membership at 24 Hour Fitness and could win prizes for participating in a challenge of making a smoothie while riding a bike.
A huge thanks to Filice and Western Suppliers for their help in organizing this year’s event and to the vendors that attended the fair.
Amerex Fire Group participated in National Night Out on October 4 in Trussville, Alabama. They brought communities together with first responders to promote safety. There were more than 800 attendees this year.
Amerex sought to educate the attendees on the importance of fire safety and how to use fire extinguishers.
Clow Valve team member Rick Smith was reading an article in the Washington Post about the wild fires in California and noticed that the hydrant in the photo is a Clow hydrant produced at the Clow facility located in Corona, California. Cory Zwolinski also saw this same article on MSN.com. This picture was taken in Petaluma, about 20 miles south of Santa Rosa.
With the death toll of at least 31, it’s become the deadliest week for wildfires in California’s history. We hope our products can help the firefighters get these wildfires under control and prevent further loss of property and life.