At the McWane family of companies, we make the pipe, valves, fire hydrants and fittings that together build our nation’s water infrastructure. With more than 25 foundries and manufacturing plants across North America, we are the largest manufacturer of waterworks products in the country.
McWane was founded in 1921 in Birmingham, Alabama, by J.R. McWane as the McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company. Over decades, McWane acquired numerous companies to aid in its efforts to supply the country with clean water and removing waste safely.
Over the years, McWane’s pursuit of perfection has led to consistent and positive recognition. The company has received a substantial amount of awards by division and also through McWane as a whole. McWane proudly boasts recognition in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) which recognizes exemplary health and safety programs. Fewer than 1% of all U.S. workplaces have earned admission into the VPP, and no other company in the waterworks foundry industry has a single plant in the VPP program. McWane has seven.
Today, the company is led by Chairman Phillip McWane and conducts business throughout North America and the world. Its major plants by industry include four pipe facilities, four valve and hydrant facilities, seven soil pipe and utility fittings facilities, seven tank manufacturing facilities and one fire extinguisher facility.