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Manchester Tank Quincy Sponsors Team for Local Race

Manchester Tank and Equipment in Quincy, Illinois “stepped” up their game this month by sponsoring a team for the 17th Annual Raider Challenge 5K run/walk and 10K run which was held on Saturday, June 23. Team members enjoyed an invigorating walk/run and earned 50 points towards their 2018 Wellness Program goal. Proceeds from the event will assist the Quincy Notre Dame High School Cross Country Team in purchasing equipment, uniforms and offset travel expenses.
Pictured from L-R: Joyce Klingele, Dustin Schultz and son Liam, Mark Speckhart, Bill Robb, Richard Lorasch, Molly Kindhart, Chris Brueck, Will Merida, Gary Nall and Mike Holman (not pictured)
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Manchester Tank Quincy Closes Entire Facility for Safety Day

On June 20, our Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois suspended all production, shipping and receiving operations to focus solely on fostering a safe work environment. The event was a big hit with team members. “Our company cares about us so much, that they’re worried about our safety,” said employee Amy Graham. “They want to make sure we know from top to bottom what needs to be done, how to be safe and where you need to go if you don’t know.”

Click below to watch the local news coverage of the event: http://www.wgem.com/story/38472249/2018/06/20/manchester-tank-holds-annual-safety-day?widgetId=214577&slideshowImageId=12

MTQ 2018 Safety Day

Manchester Tank Products Spotted at Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana

It’s common to spot a Manchester Tank 20 lb. LP Gas Grill Cylinder because they are a product widely used on propane grills. Tony Patton, Engineering Services Manager at Manchester Tank (MTE) Bedford spotted this pair of Manchester Tank 420 lb. Steel DOT Vertical LP Gas Cylinders in service at the Quick Lube in Bedford, Indiana. They were manufactured at MTE’s Petersburg, Virginia facility.  Today, these cylinders are manufactured at the Manchester Tank facility located in Quincy, Illinois.

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Manchester Tank Quincy Celebrates 2017 Safety Record

The Manchester Tank team in Quincy, Illinois ended 2017 with a 2.16 total recordable injury rate and to thank team members for their commitment to working safe every day they recently held a ribeye steak cookout complete with twice baked cheesy potatoes, green beans, roll with tea and lemonade topped off with a Manchester Tank sheet cake. The cookout was catered by the local Hy-Vee Supermarket and team members really enjoyed the lunch.

During the lunch, they reminded team members to follow the job safety analysis (JSA) for every job they perform and the importance of looking for and correcting any hazards in their work area and keeping an eye out for unsafe behaviors.  By following these guidelines, they can have an even better 2018.

MTQ 2018 Safety celebration

Manchester Tank Quincy Donates Equipment for Confined Space Rescues to Local Fire Department

MTQ Confined Space Equipment DonationThe number one priority at Manchester Tank & Equipment in Quincy, Illinois (MTQ), is the safety of all of its team members. So when the Tri Township Fire Department asked MTQ to help purchase equipment for use during confined space rescues, they were more than happy to help out. MTQ has 75 confined space locations on their property. The self-contained breathing apparatus system that the fire department purchased will provide oxygen for two firemen for around an hour during a confined space rescue.

On December 3, MTQ EHS Manager Rick Nesbit presented a check for $1,750 to Tri Township Fire Chief Rick Zaerr.

This is just one of the ways that McWane is paying it forward in the communities where our team members live and work.

Major Donations to Improve Hospital Infrastructure

Amerex Extinguinsher from CRUDEM Article

Amerex Corporation, a subsidiary of McWane, Inc. located in Trussville, Alabama, and World Dryer Corporation located in Berkley, Illinois, made major contributions to Hôpital Sacré Coeur, a hospital located in Milot, Haiti, to help improve hospital conditions. An excerpt from the article posted to The Center for the Rural Development of Milot’s website that details Amerex’s contribution is featured below.

Hôpital Sacré Coeur is located in Milot, a town with a population of some 20,000 and the site of Haiti’s most popular tourist attraction. But there is no fire department in Milot – the closest one is nearly 20 miles away in Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city. The problem is that Cap-Haitien’s firefighting equipment is largely non-functioning. The only apparatus that works is located at the airport and this cannot leave the airport without permission from officials in Port-au-Prince. So Hôpital Sacré Coeur is on its own in terms of fire suppression.

Accordingly, a major effort has been underway at Hôpital Sacré Coeur to improve our fire safety/fire control capabilities. Over the course of the last six months, 30 new handheld fire extinguishers have been deployed across the campus along with smoke detectors. And thanks to the generosity of C. Philip McWane, the chairman and chief executive officer of McWane, Inc., two 300 lbs Amerex wheeled fire extinguisher will arrive on the campus in early February.

Amerex Corporation, a subsidiary of McWane, Inc., makes top-of-the-line fire suppression equipment. One 300 lbs unit will be located at the hospital and the other at the General Services annex. Without Mr. McWane’s kindness, CRUDEM would have had to spend more than $7,000 to purchase these two extinguishers. Mr. McWane’s generosity will help to make Hôpital Sacré Coeur a safer place – a much safer place – and we are very grateful to him and his colleagues at McWane, Inc./Amerex Corporation for their gift to the hospital.

McWane is proud to have been able to assist those in need and we hope that our contributions really help make a difference for Hôpital Sacré Coeur. This is definitely the McWane Way!

 

CRUDEM was founded in 1968 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of the Montreal Province. This organization has built roads, schools, wells, several co-operative ventures, and most significantly, a hospital to satisfy the needs of residents of the town of Milot, Haiti. To learn more about CRUDEM, visit their website.