- Oakland, California
- Capital improvements:
- $1.2 million in 2007 and $5.5 million in 2006
- Major EHS successes:
- Reduced natural gas usage by 45%,reduced energy usage by 5 million kilowatt hours, eliminated 95% VOC emissions
- Environmental sustainability:
- 75,000 tons of scrap iron recycled annually into finished products and 500,000 gallons of cooling water is recycled per day
AB&I Foundry has been producing quality cast iron products for over a hundred years. AB&I was born in the shadows of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. At that time, the foundry's primary products were decorative light poles and iron & brass statuary. As the company evolved through time, so did our product offering. AB&I Foundry led the West Coast as the dominant producer of cast iron drain, waste and vent systems for decades. AB&I has also become a modern, highly-technological full-service provider of custom OEM gray iron castings for companies nationwide.
AB&I is steadfast in adhering to professional standards in both how we do business and the products we manufacture. Our basic principles are what set us apart. When buying cast iron pipe and fittings from AB&I, you can be confident you’re receiving top quality products from people that care. Quality control is essential to our reputation so you can rest assured you’re getting the highest quality product that meet the standards every time.
The culture of AB&I makes us unique in the industry. People are not referred to as “employees,” but rather “Team Members.” Teamwork is the foundation of AB&I. Whether a team member is hourly or in a management role, they are all afforded the same level of importance and are valued for their input and encouraged to make suggestions on how to make improvements.
The spirit and attitude that made AB&I successful in the last century is still alive today, making AB&I truly the Foundry of the Future. AB&I has long taken its social and environmental responsibilities very seriously and led the way in safety enhancements long before governmental regulations made them a requirement. Staying ahead of the curve is a strategy of ours and we continue to make an investment in new technologies that will continue to make the foundry cleaner and greener than ever – that’s why our pipe and fittings are made from ~100% post-consumer recycled scrap iron.
We’ve had a strong foundation as a premier manufacturer of cast iron products for well over a century. Through a comprehensive program of water treatment, air pollution reduction, recycling, and solid-waste management, AB&I has set the standard for responsible foundry practices and policies. INTEGRITY - That’s the AB&I way.
AB&I Foundry is owned by McWane Inc., a privately held family company located in Birmingham, Alabama.
Awards and Recognition
As an industry leader for many years, we have a long history of positive recognition from both our peers and our customers. You can see our complete list of awards and accolades displayed below.
National Partnership for Environmental Priorities
In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded McWane, Inc.'s AB&I subsidiary its National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Award in recognition of its long-term commitment to maintaining environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
Friends of the Earth
In 2002 AB&I was awarded Friends of the Earth, Environmentally Responsible Company by The Global News.