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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.

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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.

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Clow Valve Wins Judges Choice Award in 2017 Christmas Parade

We are pleased to announce that Clow Valve Company’s entry in the 2017 Oskaloosa, Iowa Christmas Parade won the Judges Choice Award!
 
The theme for this year’s entry was National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The team was pretty excited because they haven’t come in first place since 2010.
Approximately 20,000 people, almost the entire town, showed up for this year’s parade. They had wonderful weather and a great staff at the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group pulled off another fantastic celebration. Events like this have a way of bringing the community together.
Clow Valve team member Bob Bateson said, “My biggest gift for managing this float is seeing the joy on the faces of the little ones.”
Big thanks to Roy Winkleman for lending his RV, Steve Davis for “bare”ing the cold to play cousin Eddie (it was a big hit), James Jennings and Kaden Linder (the prince and princess), Julie Isley (local artist) and the other 20+ people that donated their time to work on the winning project.
CVO 2017 Christmas Parade Collage

Maria Shepas Joins the Clow Valve Sales Team

Clow Valve Company Sales Reps are attended the American Water Works Association Regional California/Nevada Annual Fall Conference Show in Reno, Nevada last week.
 
Maria Shepas, Clow’s Southern California/Hawaii sales rep, coordinated with Eric Benson and Jerry Lawman to set up a fantastic booth at the show.
Welcome to Clow, Maria, where we’re building off a solid foundation with the next generation of Sales Reps!
KV 2017 AWWA Regional Cal-Nev Show