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AB&I receives Commendation from Alameda Board of Supervisors

We are pleased to report that AB&I Foundry received a commendation from the Board of Supervisors for Alameda County, California.

District 4 Supervisor Nate Miley presented the plaque to Michael Lowe and Dave Robinson in recognition of 111 years in operation and appreciation for AB&I’s continued investment in Alameda County.ABI 2017 Alamenda County Commnendation collage

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Meet McWane: Li Xin, McWane Gulf

L to R: Li Xin (McWane Global Services, China Representative), Dan Fittro (MDNJ Plant Manager), Ngoc Phan (MDNJ Casting Superinendent), Norman Rankis (MDNJ IT Manager), and Min Feng (McWane Global Services)

L to R: Li Xin (McWane Global Services, China Representative), Dan Fittro (MDNJ Plant Manager), Ngoc Phan (MDNJ Casting Superinendent), Norman Rankis (MDNJ IT Manager), and Min Feng (McWane Global Services)

The McWane Ductile–New Jersey (MDNJ) Dalian Casting Machine project team could not have completed its mission critical goals in China without McWane Gulf team member Li Xin’s commitment and willingness to go above and beyond to assist them on their recent trip to China. Li Xin made sure that we had access to their technical counterpart person in China and translated from English to Chinese for us when needed. He also stayed with the team until late hours of the evening.

The MDNJ team was particularly impressed and grateful with Li Xin’s effort to insure that the team was kept safe by working through the weekend to avoid the typhoon that hit Shanghai, China.

Li Xin has the daily challenge of managing vendors and the expectations of customers, especially in China. To date, they have achieved significant results from our China operations including coordinating the inspection and shipping of three casting machines, one pole finishing line, and testing machines for McWane Services Private Ltd. and McWane Gulf.

The MDNJ team unanimously voted to present the McWane Ductile Passion for Excellence award to Li Xin with a heartfelt thank you for his assistance during their recent visit. Congratulations, Li Xin!

McWane Ductile-New Jersey Gives Out Iron Strong Award

 Justin, Rich, MDNJ District Manager Jeff Houser, Tom, Alan, Tony, Kirby and Paul.

Justin, Rich, MDNJ District Manager Jeff Houser, Tom, Alan, Tony, Kirby and Paul.

May 27, 2015, marked the day for the folks at Ferguson Water Works in Canton, Massachusetts, to receive the first ever McWane Ductile Iron Strong Award for sales in 2014 that exceeded 1 million dollars!

Ferguson-Canton will be recognized as the first McWane Ductile-New Jersey (MDNJ) distributor in the state of Massachusetts to receive this award. The group appreciated this most prestigious award and look forward to joining this club again in 2015!

McWane Awarded Corporate Contribution Award by AFS

McWane Awarded by AFS

L – R: John Grahek, AFS Past President Paul Mikkola, Ruffner Page, Jeet Radia, Steve Johnson, and Jim Proctor

We are proud to announce that the American Foundry Society (AFS) presented McWane with the Corporate Contribution Award at the AFS Metal Casting Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on April 23. This is the first year this award has been given out by AFS which makes it extra special for McWane!

McWane received this award in recognition of the extensive in-kind contributions we have made to the metal casting industry through AFS. This includes active participation by McWane team members in AFS technical committees, local AFS chapters, and presenting and teaching at AFS conferences and Cast Metals Institute courses.

AFS established the Corporate Contribution Award in 2015 to recognize a company for superior or meritorious service to AFS and the metalcasting industry demonstrated through the contribution of time and service by company employees. The intent of this award is to recognize those organizations that have consistently sponsored the involvement of their employees in the AFS technical committee structure, local chapters, service to the AFS Institute and other volunteer activities. This award recognizes that for every individual member who is involved in AFS volunteer activities, there is a company that has approved that involvement and a corporate decision to support that contribution with financial and company resources.

Thanks to the McWane team members that spend endless hours participating in AFS committees and local chapters as well as make presentations and teach classes at AFS and CMI!

Larry Bowers Named 2014 Recipient of AFS Jonathan Stone Outstanding EHS Contribution Award

L to R: Corporate Environmental Team - Jeff Weatherly, Dennis Zurakowski, Terri Evans, Larry Bowers, Jeet Radia, Hari Krishna, and Ward Pate

L to R: Corporate Environmental Team – Jeff Weatherly, Dennis Zurakowski, Terri Evans, Larry Bowers, Jeet Radia, Hari Krishna, and Ward Pate

We are proud to announce that the American Foundry Society’s Division 10 Executive Committee has selected McWane Group Environmental Director Larry Bowers as their 2014 recipient of the Jonathan Stone Outstanding EHS Contribution Award. This award is presented to deserving individuals who exhibit exemplary service to the metalcasting industry.

In 2014, Larry led a highly successful AFS Stormwater Compliance Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia. The award will be presented at the AFS 27th Environmental, Health and Safety Conference which will be held in Park City, Utah, in August 2015.

Please join us in congratulating Larry on receiving this prestigious award. It is very well deserved!