Elmira, NY, November 20, 2009 — Kennedy Valve is pleased to announce that Congressman Eric Massa, representing New York’s 29th District, and Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will be touring the facility on Monday, November 23, 2009 to discuss Kennedy Valves one way flow valve called the Patriot. The Patriot is designed to prevent municipal water contamination.

The Congressman and Chairman will arrive at 8:15 a.m. for a brief overview regarding Kennedy Valve and the product manufactured at the Elmira plant. Before touring the facility, they will have an opportunity to meet and greet employees. Following the tour, there will be a debriefing which will end at 9:15 a.m.

The media is welcome to attend. Due to the tight schedule and activities planned, if you would like to attend, please contact Pat Barber, HR Assistant, at 607-734-2211 ext. 389 or email your response to pbarber@kennedyvalve.com. RSVP is required. All other inquiries should be directed to the Media Corporate Contact number.

About McWane Inc.

McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world.  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, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment.  We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products.  With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.