Robert Alford is retiring from McWane Ductile after 42 years of service12/01/2021 McWane, Inc.
McWane Family of Companies
Ductile Iron Pipe
McWane, Inc.'s ductile iron pipe facilities make products that bring safe, clean water to our homes and businesses. Corrosion resistant, for longevity in water and sewage systems, and machinable, for ease in field modifications, ductile iron pipe surpasses its competitors in terms of durability, strength and ductility and is lighter and more cost-effective than cast iron. Ductile iron maintains a maximum margin of safety against service failures and provides a durable and reliable solution for utility systems.
Cast iron soil pipe made by McWane, Inc. facilities offers advantages such as strength, corrosion resistance and noise reduction that cannot be found in any other commercial piping. Cast iron pipes are also much quieter, muffling the noise from rushing wastewater more effectively than other options. Our pipe is strong enough to lie beneath building foundations and resistant to expansion and contraction caused by extreme temperatures. Iron pipes also possess superior fire safety qualities: they cannot burn; they do not produce toxic smoke in fires as some other products do; and they can be passed safely through firewalls. With high ring crushing loads, iron pipes can be buried or encased in concrete for decades of trouble-free service.
Valve and Hydrant
Valves manufactured by McWane, Inc. facilities are designed in a range of configurations, from in-ground valves suitable for home water service to large industrial grade products. Check valves and pressure-relief valves provide one-way fluid passage, while valves with butterflies, eccentric plugs, gates, and resilient wedges can meet nearly any high-pressure need. The foundries provide gear cases, chain wheels and position indicators necessary for industrial applications. They also manufacture and market globally UL Listed and FM Approved valves and accessories under the Kennedy Valve brand for water based fire protection systems.
Through five U.S. and one Australian facility, Manchester Tank offers a full line of pressure vessels, from D.O.T. propane cylinders and ASME tanks to hand-held torches, all provided in a wide range of sizes and shapes and all conforming to strict code requirements and safety standards.
McWane has developed a new product for the electric utility industry, and that product is ductile iron utility poles. McWane is using the extensive talents of our team members to become a reliable, quality supplier to the electric utility industry with our ductile iron distribution poles.
McWane Waterworks and Plumbing Canada
McWane Waterworks and Plumbing Canada offers a cohesive, consolidated approach to doing business. With 450 years of combined operations, our companies boast a robust portfolio of ductile iron pipe, valves, fire hydrants, waterworks fittings, street castings and soil pipe, providing customers with the most comprehensive product package in the Canadian market.
Our Principles and Values
Our company has a proud heritage of hard working people, who for over 90 years have manufactured high quality products for our country and the world.
Every human life is valuable, and we are committed to protecting the life and health of every team member.
We take our commitment to the environment seriously.
At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products, including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products; manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems and steel pressure vessels; and build network switches and monitoring equipment.
McWane Executive Team
Leadership determines the course and path that a business follows. Doing the right thing in all situations is integral to the core philosophy of McWane, Inc. Whether it involves the environment, safety, community or our team members, McWane's management team is committed to keeping these values at the forefront of our business strategy.
McWane Establishes Scholarship for Skilled Trades, Now Accepting Applications12/02/2021 McWane, Inc.
Today launched the McWane Scholarship for Skilled Trades, a new initiative aimed at promoting trade and technical education and in celebration of the company’s centennial year of operation. Through the program, McWane will award up to 60 two-year, $1,000 scholarships for the annual academic year.
Amerex Corporation Caps Off 50th Anniversary with Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award10/05/2021 Amerex Fire
TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (Oct. 5, 2021) – Amerex Corporation, a division of McWane, Inc. and an international leader in the fire suppression industry, was recently named 2021 Alabama Large Manufacturer of the Year, an honor presented by the Business Council of Alabama and Alabama Technology Network. This prestigious recognition coincides with Amerex's 50th anniversary.
Synapse Wireless Expands SimplySnap Holistic Energy Management Platform with Energy Insights09/17/2021 McWane, Inc.
Expanded Platform Identifies and Lowers Manufacturing Operational Costs
Through the commitment of our team in the United States and around the world, McWane has emerged as a leader in the industries we serve and in the communities where we work and live. If you’re interested in joining the McWane team, view all job openings at McWane and our Family of Companies.