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McWane Products Here, There and Everywhere

Michael Jones, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Communications, recently spotted an Amerex fire extinguisher while watching the Netflix show Longmire and a Kennedy Valve hydrant on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Abbie Wertheim with SF Made noticed that the pipes in her parking garage in San Francisco, California were made by AB&I Foundry.

Products manufactured by the McWane team are located around the world. You just have to keep an eye out. If you come across any of our products and want to share your pictures with the team, email them to Mickie Coggin at mcoggin@mcwane.com.

Product Sighting 2017 Netflix Longmire, New Orleans and San Francisco

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Tyler Pipe holds 10th Annual Service Awards Banquet

Tyler Pipe is very fortunate and grateful to have so many loyal and dedicated team members.  In fact, 40% of their workforce has 25 years of service or more.  To honor this service, they held the 10th annual Service Awards Banquet, otherwise known as the Silver Anniversary Club.  The night was filled with games, prizes and great food and the Tyler Junior College Jazz Band entertained guests with music throughout the evening.

This year, they welcomed eight new members to the Silver Anniversary Club.

Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to celebrating again, same time next year!

TPT SERVICE AWARDS BANQUET

Gary Bryant Retires from Tyler Pipe after 44 Years of Service

What do you do after 44 years of working in an iron foundry?  Tyler Pipe team member Gary Bryant’s wife Cindy said “You do a bunch of honey-do’s.” Gary, aka “Chipmunk” joined Tyler Pipe on November 19, 1973 and his last day of work will be November 30, 2017.  What better time to hang up your boots than in your anniversary month. Gary has decided to lay down his PM (preventive maintenance) lists and pick up a honey-do list instead.

Tyler Pipe held a retirement celebration for Gary on November 15 that included Texas style chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and of course a really big cake.  Gary was joined at the party by his wife, children and grandchildren. His family talked about how they remember their dad going to work every day and how Tyler Pipe helped pay for their home, their education and much, much more.

Gary will be driving a bus part-time for the local hospital and plans to stay active with the Shriners.  He has been a part of the Shriners since 1994 and has been a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1984.

He is also a member of the Legions of Honors Veterans who carry flags at funerals for veterans.

Gary will be greatly missed at Tyler Pipe as he enjoys a well-deserved retirement.

Gary Bryant retirement

Update on McWane Ductile-New Jersey Community Advisory Panel

McWane Ductile - New Jersey Community Advisory PanelMcWane Ductile-New Jersey (MDNJ) has a Community Advisory Panel (MDCAP) that meets on a monthly basis. The purpose of the MDCAP is to establish a forum for the regular candid and constructive communication between MDNJ and the local community. The MDCAP contributes approximately $60,000 annually to community projects, organizations, and events, and MDNJ makes separate donations to the local community. For example, MDNJ recently revamped their locker room and donated the left over lockers to a local homeless shelter.

The MDCAP donates quarterly to five local food banks that help feed those in need with a meal on a daily basis. They also awarded 8 scholarships – $2,000 each – in 2015 to local high school students to help further their education. During the holidays, they participate in the Polar Express and supply tickets to families who would not be able to afford this event, and provide hats, gloves, and food to local residents at the annual tree lighting ceremony. The MDCAP also adopts families during the holidays and provides presents and gift cards so every child will have something special at Christmas.

A few of the charities the MDCAP has supported are:

  • Big Brother Big Sister
  • Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Cancer Support Community
  • Wrangler to the Rescue
  • Relay for Life
  • Steele Hill Youth Organization
  • Boy Scouts of America

Through the CAP, MDNJ also encourages team members to get more involved in the community. Pictured is one of the many sheds MDNJ has throughout the facility where team members put cardboard and paper items for recycling to help Norwescap, a local children’s center that provides summer classes and after school programs.