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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

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Tyler Union Hosts Plant Tours for Youth Leadership Calhoun County

Tyler Union Plant Manager Jon Pollard and Foundry Manager Charlie Chastain were pleased to have the opportunity to host plant tours on January 9, 2018 for Youth Leadership Calhoun County (YLCC) Business and Industry Day hosted by the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce.  Leadership Calhoun County (LCC) is a twelve month class that prepares students for constructive leadership and responsible participation in the affairs of the community.

Perhaps some of these bright young leaders will join the Tyler Union team in the future!

UFC 2018 Plant Tour

Kennedy Valves Makes Donation to Send Local Students to Summer Camp

The Environmental Management Council of Chemung County was raising money to send a student to the Department of Environmental Conservation Summer Camp, but thanks to Kennedy Valve they will have enough money to send not one, but two students.  The students will have the opportunity to attend camp at one of the four camps located across the state of New York.

KV NATURE CAMP

Kim McDowell Reaches out to Local High School Students

McWane team members are actively involved in the community in a variety of ways, like Manchester Tank Elkhart HR manager Kim McDowell.   Kim recently sat on an Employability Skills Panel for area students to answer questions on what employers are looking for in their field of interest.  Kim has also been working with the Elkhart Career Center to build education and training programs for specific positions that are a challenge to find qualified candidates such as maintenance and welders.

Approximately 1,000 students from 16 area high schools took part in the event that was attended by 90 area businesses.  The event was featured in The Elkhart Truth in an article written by Blair Yankey.

Click here to read The Elkhart Truth article.

MTE 2017 Employability Skills Panel

(Picture courtesy Blair Yankey)

McWane Sponsors 50 Birmingham City School Students to Attend the Symphony

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McWane has a longstanding commitment to Birmingham City Schools and were excited recently when we received a request from the Birmingham Education Foundation for 50 tickets to the Alabama Symphony. The students are part of the Carver High School symphony program and rarely get a chance to attend concerts.

McWane President Ruffner Page said, “This would be a good opportunity for us to do something special for the Birmingham City Schools.”

Over the past several years McWane has sponsored math competitions at Kirby Middle School, reading initiatives at Norwood Elementary, and also sponsored a visit from several Alabama Symphony members to Norwood Middle School.

We are glad we can play a small part in enriching the lives of children that might not otherwise have an opportunity to experience the symphony.