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Anaco Hosts McWane Group Safety Manager’s Conference

Anaco recently hosted the annual McWane Group Safety Managers’ Conference at their manufacturing facility in Corona, California.  Ross Boeker is the Group Safety Director (GSD) for this group which includes, AB&I, Anaco, Tyler Coupling, Bibby Ste Croix, Bibby LaPerle and Amerex.  This annual meeting is a great opportunity for GSDs to get together with their entire team of safety managers to share ideas and best practices with each other and discuss current issues and challenges.

This year’s agenda included a 1st quarter safety plan review, a best practice sharing WebEx with Kennedy Valve, an HR segment led by Joe Maziarz (Group HR Director) and Kevin McCarthy (VP HR), and a group tour of the Fender Guitar factory in Corona, California.  The team was treated to an in-depth tour of the facility which manufactures the famous Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster guitars, as well as the Fender Precision Bass & Fender Jazz Bass.  After the tour, the team met with the Fender safety team to share ideas and best practices.  Anaco safety manager Larry Fuscher offered and is looking forward to hosting the Fender safety team for a reciprocal visit in the near future.

MCW 2018 GSD Meeting at Anaco

Pictured L-R:  Rex Blevins (Senior GSD), Ross Boeker (GSD), Larry Fuscher (Anaco Safety Manager), Jonathan Desbiens (BBL Safety Manager), TJ Pinkston (ABI Safety Manager), Nathan Gentges (Tyler Coupling Safety Manager), Francis Dorval (Bibby Ste Croix Safety Manager), Robert Fisher (Amerex Safety Manager)

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Tyler Coupling Holds Annual CPR/AED Training

Did you know that every year over 300,000 Americans die from heart disease and half of these victims die suddenly due to cardiac arrest?  The American Heart Association reports that victims suffering from cardiac arrest have a few short minutes before brain damage, organ damage or even death occurs.  Rescue breathing coupled with chest compressions, known as CPR, buys the victim the time that may be required to save their life.

Every year, Tyler Coupling in Marshfield, Missouri holds CPR/AED training for team members interested in becoming CPR certified or getting recertified.  As part of this training, team members participated in demonstrations on the proper way to respond during a cardiac arrest.  This year General Manager Bill Hoffman (pictured here) played the part of the heart attack victim.

If you haven’t participated in a CPR training class, consider it.  You may find yourself in a position to save someone’s life.

TPM 2018 CPR Training

Kim Peters Joins Tyler Coupling as the New HR Manager

We are pleased to announce that Kim Peters has joined the Tyler Coupling team in Marshfield, Missouri as the new HR Manager. Kim graduated from Missouri State University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English. She also obtained a degree in Business while living in El Paso, Texas. Kim enjoys working in HR and is looking forward to working with the team at Tyler Coupling.
Kim lives in Strafford, Missouri with her husband and three wonderful children. She loves to travel and take weekend mini vacations, but her true love is sports of any kind. When she’s not attending her kid’s sporting event, she loves to watch the NFL and cheers for the Kansas City Chiefs or the Chicago Bears.
Welcome to the team, Kim!
TPM 2017 Kim Peters

Tyler Coupling hosts KRA event

Do you know what your key result area (KRA) is?  It’s the things that you absolutely, positively must do to fulfill your responsibilities and achieve your goals.  Tyler Pipe & Coupling in Marshfield, Missouri hosted a KRA event for representatives from AB&I, Bibby Ste-Croix, Anaco, Tyler Pipe and New Jersey this week. Guests spent the day in the plant working with their counterparts.  The goal of these events is to make it easier for team members at different facilities to reach out to each other with questions or problems.

TPM 2017 KRA event in Marshfield, MOWhen AB&I started the MPG/KRA shared culture about five years ago, Kurt Winter wanted the team to learn more about the culture, processes, best practices, etc. at all of the McWane plumbing group facilities.  They started by having the HR Manager’s visit each other’s facility once every quarter.  They then expanded to have 2-3 team operational team members visit the facilities once a year with the same objective.  Tyler Pipe in Marshfield was the last facility for this round.  Next year, they plan to take it to the next level with key hourly team members visiting the facilities once a year.

Guests enjoyed several teambuilding events at the recent event which included a jeep drawn tour of Fantastic Caverns then it was on to the Branson Scenic Railway for a two hour train ride through the rolling hills of Missouri and Arkansas. They ended the day with dinner at the Level 2 Steakhouse near the Landing in Branson, Missouri where they discussed the day’s events and enjoyed a wonderful meal.