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.
Clow Valve team member Richard Ledesma, Jr. spotted this on Instagram, “Our Model 2065 protecting a Galaxy far, far away . . . I mean Long Beach, California.”
AB&I team members Jennifer Grundell and her dad, Alfredo Costa recently spotted pipe produced at AB&I while on their family vacation in the Golden State of California at Universal Studios Hollywood, a film studio and theme park located in Los Angeles.
While over in the Lone Star State of Texas, Clow Valve team member James Banicky spotted this Clow hydrant in Dealey Plaza by the book depository in Dallas, Texas where significant evidence of a sniper was found following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
James said, “It’s nice to see that our products are trusted enough to help preserve things that have such a great impact on our great country even to this day.”
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.
Celebration was the theme of the day at Amerex yesterday. They held a VPP flag raising and luncheon catered by Jim N Nicks BBQ for the entire Amerex team to celebrate achieving OSHA VPP Star status. The process to become a member of VPP takes years and cannot be done without the commitment of every single team member. McWane president Ruffner Page and OSHA Area Director Ramona Morris congratulated the team on their hard work and dedication to maintaining a safe workplace.
In his address Mayor Buddy Choat said “Amerex is the rock of this community as far as employers. If you’ve been here your name is associated with quality and dedication.”
McWane is proud to now have seven facilities that have achieved VPP status. Amerex joins McWane Ductile Utah, McWane Ductile Ohio, McWane Ductile New Jersey, Tyler Coupling, Clow Valve and Manchester Tank Elkhart as McWane VPP sites.
Congratulations team Amerex!
U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa visited Clow Valve on April 30 as part of her 99 Counties tour. It was her first visit to Clow.
Senator Ernst met with GM Mark Willett and his team to discuss a variety of issues affecting Clow including work force development, trade, Buy American, and environmental regulations. After a tour Mark presented Senator Ernst with a miniature commemorative Clow hydrant to display in her Capitol Hill office.
There were three McWane product sightings recently by Paula Hoffman, Francesca Dunbar and Billy Ngiraikelau. Tyler Coupling General Manager Bill Hoffman and his wife Paula (pictured bottom left) were visiting Branson, Missouri and spotted a Clow hydrant. Clear across the county at Seascape in Aptos, California, AB&I team member Billy Ngiraikelau (pictured top left) also spotted a Clow hydrant and Francesca Dunbar (pictured bottom right) spotted an M&H hydrant when she surprised her friend for her birthday with a trip to Snoqualmie Falls Park in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Thanks for sharing these product sightings. If you spot McWane products in your travels and would like to share them with the rest of the team, simply take a picture and email it to Mickie Coggin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a brief description of where the picture was taken and the names of everyone in the picture.
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.
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.