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Meet McWane: Ajith Raveendran, McWane Gulf

Mike Keel and Ajith Raveendran

Mike Keel and Ajith Raveendran

At the recent grand opening ceremony for the new McWane Gulf manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi, Mike Keel was proud to recognize Ajith Raveendran for his performance in implementing all of the McWane EHS policies during the construction of the facility.

Ajith is the Senior Manager of EHS & Quality at McWane Gulf. He worked diligently to assure that they were accident-free during construction.

Congratulations, Ajith!

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Pat McNichols Receives McWane Ductile-Ohio’s ABCD Award for May

McWane Ductile-Ohio's Pat McNicholsOn the night of January 16, McWane Ductile-Ohio (MDO) team member Pat McNichols was shopping at the Dollar General store in West Lafayette, Ohio. There were only a couple of other shoppers in the store at the time, but Pat noticed a peculiar man at the register. The man was only buying a couple of items.

When the worker opened the register the man quickly reached across the counter and grabbed the money out of the register. The man ran for the exit door with the money but he wasn’t quick enough for Pat. Pat quickly jumped on the man’s back and they both went crashing through the door. Pat pinned the thief to the ground and grabbed a nearby shopping cart and put it on top of the thief while the Dollar General Assistant Manager called 911. Pat held the thief there until the police arrived.

When the MDO team heard about Pat’s heroic act, they knew he was the clear cut winner of the MDO Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) award for May. Pat received a $100.00 gift card to Walmart from for his courageous efforts.

Great job, Pat!

McWane Awarded Corporate Contribution Award by AFS

McWane Awarded by AFS

L – R: John Grahek, AFS Past President Paul Mikkola, Ruffner Page, Jeet Radia, Steve Johnson, and Jim Proctor

We are proud to announce that the American Foundry Society (AFS) presented McWane with the Corporate Contribution Award at the AFS Metal Casting Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on April 23. This is the first year this award has been given out by AFS which makes it extra special for McWane!

McWane received this award in recognition of the extensive in-kind contributions we have made to the metal casting industry through AFS. This includes active participation by McWane team members in AFS technical committees, local AFS chapters, and presenting and teaching at AFS conferences and Cast Metals Institute courses.

AFS established the Corporate Contribution Award in 2015 to recognize a company for superior or meritorious service to AFS and the metalcasting industry demonstrated through the contribution of time and service by company employees. The intent of this award is to recognize those organizations that have consistently sponsored the involvement of their employees in the AFS technical committee structure, local chapters, service to the AFS Institute and other volunteer activities. This award recognizes that for every individual member who is involved in AFS volunteer activities, there is a company that has approved that involvement and a corporate decision to support that contribution with financial and company resources.

Thanks to the McWane team members that spend endless hours participating in AFS committees and local chapters as well as make presentations and teach classes at AFS and CMI!

McWane, Inc. and McWane Ductile-New Jersey Recognized by JDRF of Central Pennsylvania

McWane Inc and McWane Ductile - New Jersey Recognized by JDRFOn Saturday, April 18, McWane Inc. and McWane Ductile–New Jersey were honored by the JDRF of Central Pennsylvania at their Rock the Cure Gala in Hershey, Pennsylvania. JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research.

Since 2010, the McWane Foundation has provided major grants to the JDRF Central Pennsylvania Chapter to support outreach and support services.

Craig Spitzer (General Sales Manager East McWane Ductile) pictured on left and Dale Schmelzle (Vice President and General Manager of McWane Ductile-New Jersey) pictured on right, accepted the award from Susan Harral the Executive Director of the JDRF Central Pennsylvania Chapter.

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Veteran's Day 2014

Today we would like to take time out to recognize our veterans. We honor you, we thank you, and we appreciate you. Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms!