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You Can Start Building Good Habits Today

Eating healthy can be easier than you think! You just replace a few unhealthy habits with healthy habits and you’re on your way to a happier healthier life. To encourage team members to make healthier lunch choices, the Mcwane Ductile Ohio Wellness Committee hosted Salad Day. Approximately 185 team members from all three shifts were invited to build their own salad from a wide variety of delicious fresh vegetables. Environmental and Safety interns got in on the fun by helping serve the first shift employees.
MDO 2018 Team Salad Day

(Pictured L-R Christopher Barto, Mitchell McKee, Sarah Stockdale and Marty Kurtz)

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Amerex Products Spotted at the Dayton Air Show

McWane Ductile Ohio team member Cory Humphreys spotted this Amerex wheeled fire extinguisher in front of a huge Air Force cargo plane at the Dayton Air Show this past weekend. Cory said, “I love seeing the McWane products in different places.”  Also pictured is Cory’s daughter, Meagan (both current day and 8 years ago) and his son, Kolby, who is posing behind the Memphis Belle.

The flying show featured performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Tuskegee Airmen P-51 Mustang, the U. S. Army Golden Knights and several other amazing talented groups.

Product Sighting 2018 Dayton Air Show

Product Sighting: National Baseball Hall of Fame

Mcwane Ductile Ohio team member Frank Kline’s son Caleb spotted this Amerex fire extinguisher on a visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York this summer. It is fitting that they rely on Amerex products to protect the tens of thousands of artifacts since the Hall’s motto is Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations.
 
Amerex Fire Group manufactures quality, innovative commercial-grade portable fire extinguishers and is recognized worldwide as a leader in the industry.
Product Sighting 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame

McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) Team Members Attend VPPPA Conference

As part of their continued commitment to OSHA’s VPP program and safety excellence, McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) team members Shain Ridenbaugh (MDO VPP Coordinator), Chad Elliott (President of MDO VPP Board of Directors) and Dustin Blair (Vice President of MDO VPP Board of Directors) attended the recent VPPPA Region V Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

MDO 2018 VPPPA Region V Conference

McWane Ductile Ohio Lends a Helping Hand in Tuscarawas Township

McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) volunteers helped clean up the streets of Tuscarawas Township last week as part of its Adopt-A-Road commitment that began in 2012. MDO employees are proud to volunteer their time every six months to help improve the local community.

MDO team members are always looking for opportunities to demonstrate their commitment and willingness to work to improve the quality of life in the local community.

MDO 2018 Adopt-a-Road event

Amerex Holds VPP Star Celebration

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!

AMX 2018 VPP Star Celebration

Pictured L-R: Stephani Riley (Amerex Nurse), Harrison Bishop (Amerex president), Ramona Morris (OSHA Area Director), Ruffner Page (McWane president) and Robert Fisher (Amerex Safety Manager)

McWane Ductile Ohio Holds Intern/Co-op Appreciation Day

There has been a shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing for several years now, particularly in positions that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree.  One way to address this issue and introduce students to the opportunities available in manufacturing is through an internship program. These programs provide knowledge and hands-on experience which students can apply in real world environments.

On April 11, 2018, McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) celebrated Intern/Co-op Appreciation Day. These interns are a valuable member of the MDO team and we appreciate the work they have done on several very dynamic projects.

MDO 2018 Intern Co-Op Appreciation Day resized

Pictured are the MDO Interns/Co-ops seated left to right – Mitchell McKee/Safety, Martin Kurtz/Videographer, Frank Kline/MDO Safety Manager; standing left to right – Liam Leonard/Mechanical Engineer, Chris Barto/Environmental, and Dave McKee/Assistant Engineering Manager (not pictured Cody McVay/Flange)

McWane Ductile Ohio Sponsors $500 Scholarship for Minority Students in Muskingum County

On January 15, 2018, McWane Ductile Ohio (MDO) participated in the 24th Annual MLK Scholarship Awards Breakfast for Muskingum County High School seniors.  MDO is an annual sponsor of a $500 scholarship for this event in support of higher education for minority students.

MDO MLK DAY

McWane Concludes Another Successful P2C Competition

Every year McWane conducts a Pollution Prevention Challenge (P2C) where employees from around the world submit projects that decrease the company’s environmental footprint. This year 32 entries were received corporate wide. Finalists presented their projects on October 12, 2017 before a panel of judges and McWane Ductile Ohio was awarded first place. Their project eliminated almost 90 tons of greenhouse gases per year, 30 tons of landfill waste, and over 850 hours of labor per year not to mention increased worker safety and morale.

Amerex came in second place with a project on compressed air monitoring and McWane Ductile Utah came in third with a building station paint mat project.  The winners of the Why Didn’t’ I Think of That award this year for their innovative, simple and low cost solutions that produced relatively small but important environmental benefits were Manchester Tank Elkhart for a lubricant reduction project and McWane Ductile Utah for a project that reduced wood dunnage.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Resized MDO 2017 P2C 1st Place team

Pictured MDO team from L-R: Terry Crozier, Cortes Poland, Jim Wright, Nick Garrett, Anthony West, Jim Finton, Jan Ickes

 

And the Winners of the 2017 McWane Ergo Competition Are…

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 McWane Ergo Cup Competition:

Most Outstanding Project – 1st Place

Bibby St. Croix, Ladle Demolding Station 

1st Place Runner-Up

Tyler Pipe & Coupling, Injection Mold Extruder Tip Puller

Best Risk Reduction

Anaco, No More Manual Loading of Feed Bins on Threaders

Most Innovative Project

McWane Ductile Ohio, Sure Stop Gasket Removal

Congratulations to the winners and to all of the facilities and team members who participated in this year’s competition.