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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 Utah are State Champs

We are pleased to announce that the McWane Ductile Utah bowling team of Richard Binks, Kelly Evans, Joe Carter, former employee Rudy Brailsford and David Vazquez were named the 2017-2018 city league champions.  This team is great both on and off the job.  Congratulations!

MDU 2018 Bowling team champs.

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)

Keith Mallett Promoted to Vice President General Manager for McWane Ductile New Jersey

We are pleased to announce that Keith Mallett has been promoted to Vice President/General Manager of our McWane Ductile facility located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

Keith started his career with McWane as a management trainee in Coshocton, Ohio where he oversaw the design, installation and ongoing production of McWane Poles. In 2016, Keith relocated to McWane Ductile New Jersey as the Assistant General Manager. During his time there, Keith and the Phillipsburg team have improved in many key areas while bringing much needed vision and stability.

Congratulations Keith on your new role!

Keith Mallett (2)

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)

Cool Product Sighting at Waterwork Specialties

From time to time we get an unusual McWane product sighting.  CJ Fowler, the McWane Ductile sales representative for Southern Illinois, East Iowa and some parts of Missouri had one of those sightings last week while making sales calls.

CJ came across something a little different but really cool at one of our distributors, Waterwork Specialties in Bonne Terre, Missouri.  Waterwork used McWane Ductile iron pipe as pillars, on the front of their shop.

We must say those are the best-looking pillars we’ve ever seen!

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McWane Ductile Adds New Calculator to the Pocket Engineer

McWane Ductile has added a new calculator to the Ductile Iron Pipe Industry leading Pocket Engineer. The new HDD (Horizontal Directional Drill calculator will help utilities and engineers specify McWane Ductile Iron Pipe for the HDD applications.  Check it out today.

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The calculator can be viewed at: http://pe.mcwane.com/groups/ductile-iron-pipe/mcwane-ductile/calculators/hdd-profile-calculator

Special thanks to Ken Rickvalsky for all his work on this project.