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  • Multi-million dollar expansion underway at McWane07/01/2017

    Publisher: Coshocton Tribune

    McWane Ductile showed its commitment to the future of the Coshocton plant with a $17.5 million investment to expand its pipe finishing line.

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  • Utilizing the Total Cost Equation When Selecting Pipeline Material03/01/2017

    Publisher: Journal of the New England Water Works Association

    by: Roy W. Mundy, II, P.E., ENV SP
    McWane Ductile

    When Request for Proposals go out to construct a pipeline project, usually there are several if not many line items that eventually determine the project cost. However, when bid documents are received by the owner or engineer, many times the per foot bid for the pipeline material is all that is considered. The scope of this paper will focus upon “The Total Cost Equation” which looks at other factors which should be taken into account before the bid analysis is finalized.  When utilizing the “Total Cost Equation” to analyze bid proposals for differing pipeline materials, it has been found from actual field data the cost differential between those materials can be much different than the initial per foot bid of the material when taking into account respective factors that are directly related to installation. Using the “Total Cost Equation”, one can determine final project costs related to differing materials. This approach has shown the initial per foot cost of the respective materials is often deceiving, but unfortunately used by many owners and engineers to select pipeline material. In order to best serve a utility owner in the selection of pipeline material for a specific project, several if not many factors relating to the successful installation of that pipeline should be taken into account. Beyond the initial per foot cost of the pipeline material, some other immediate costs exist such as bedding, tapping saddles, line locator wire, corrosion protection and materials to prevent leakage. Additionally, longer term present worth costs such as energy and life cycle should be considered. Prior to a final decision on the selection of pipeline material for a particular project, the “Total Cost Equation” should be applied and the components of the equation incorporated into the final material selection process.

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  • How Ductile Iron Pipe Excels in the New Envision Rating System03/01/2017

    Publisher: Journal of the New England Water Works Association

    by: John F. Johnson, ENV SP
    McWane Ductile

    As many of us know, America’s infrastructure is in crisis! According to the Association of Civil Engineers the estimated invest needed by 2020 is $3.6 Trillion Dollars¹. These investments, as well as the ever increasing cost of electricity, limited water supply, ever-decreasing natural resources and environmental concerns have driven the need for change on how infrastructure is designed and constructed – utilizing more sustainable design and construction practices. ENVISION is designed to address North American infrastructure, including the United States and Canada. In short, it is a rating system approach very similar to LEED Building Certification, however with the focus on infrastructure. This article looks to discuss one of the leading models available to guide this process - ENVISION. We will cover how ENVISION was created, how the system works, and how ductile iron pipe excels as a pipe material within the ENVISION rating system.

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  • Forging U.S. Jobs and Quality Products01/31/2017

    Publisher: Plumbing & Mechanical

    AB&I Foundry emphasizes safety, environment, teamwork to keep pace with industry.

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  • PM Profile: AB&I Foundry's Michael Lowe and McWane Plumbing Group's Kurt Winter01/16/2017

    Publisher: Plumbing & Mechanical

    PM Profile: AB&I Foundry's Michael Lowe and McWane Plumbing Group's Kurt Winter

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  • McWane President Ruffner Page named Chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham01/13/2017

    Publisher: Birmingham Business Journal

    Ruffner Page has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham.

    The state’s oldest and largest community foundation also added two new board members with terms starting this year – Judge William “Bill” Hereford and Susan Matlock.

    Page has worked his way up with McWane Inc. since 1993 and has been president since 1999. Prior to McWane, he was in management at National Bank of Commerce, the Remington Fund and Bankers Trust Company in New York and Atlanta.Sponsored by

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  • How the famous trees of Altadena’s Christmas Tree Lane were saved in time for Christmas12/15/2016

    Publisher: Pasadena Star-News

    Christmas arrived early on Santa Rosa Avenue this year.

    When a story in our newspapers ran in August about an all-out effort to save dozens of the 150 deodar cedar trees that make up Christmas Tree Lane, the gifts started dropping like manna from heaven.

    Green King Co., McWane International and Toro donated about $3,700 worth of irrigation spikes, micro hoses, pipes and water meters that kept the trees alive, as well as the oldest, outdoor Christmas display in the world.

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  • AB&I: A Stronghold in the Cast Iron Industry03/01/2016

    Publisher: The Plumbing Advocate

    AB&I Foundry is 109 years old, an age not typically seen in the cast iron industry.

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  • 3 Questions To Ask When Choosing A DAS Solution11/14/2016

    Publisher: Hospitality Technology

    Hospitality services depend on constant communications for cost-effective and timely operations, and those communications are increasingly conducted through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In addition, many hotels are required to have wireless systems to support first responders during public safety emergencies. But back-of-the-house areas often receive poor wireless services from outside sources because modern cellular frequencies don’t easily penetrate building walls. In this article, Zinwave Inc. discusses how hotels could deploy in-building wireless systems to support employees and first responders.

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  • Deploying mobile comms services on the London Underground10/27/2016

    Publisher: Wireless

    Implementing mobile communication services on the London Underground is a tricky business thanks to a hostile RF environment and limited space to install equipment in tunnels. John Spindler, VP marketing and product management at Zinwave, makes the case for a distributed antenna system solution

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