MCWANE DUCTILE IRON PIPE COMPANIES UNITE UNDER ONE NAME

Introducing the Iron-Strong McWane Ductile

Coshocton, Ohio, January 26, 2015 — In a move that unites them under one, iron-strong brand, the McWane Cast Iron Pipe Co., Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Co., Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Co., and Clow Water Systems will consolidate under the new name McWane Ductile. The change, which became effective January 26, creates a unified company focused on providing excellent service and quality ductile iron pipe while making all of the divisions recognizable as part of the McWane family of companies.

“Bringing the divisions together under one name strengthens our effort to provide the market with one united, iron-strong brand,” says Jeff Otterstedt, McWane Ductile senior vice president. “While we have many valued and rich traditions that are unique to each of our divisions, we believe that we become stronger collectively as one distinct brand.”

Customers will benefit from this change in a variety of ways. It will provide them with a uniform business experience by standardizing purchase orders and acknowledgements, invoicing, quotes, terms and conditions, submittals and other customer service processes. It also aligns the best practices and cultures from all companies’ operations under a singular vision.

“Our family of companies has always provided the best products and service in the industry,” says Otterstedt. “We also understand the importance of creating and sustaining a brand that reinforces our position as the industry leader. McWane Ductile will be that brand.”

With this unification, McWane Ductile is fully committed to maintaining and continually investing in its three plants, located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey; Coshocton, Ohio; and Provo, Utah. The plants will be referred to as McWane Ductile New Jersey, McWane Ductile Ohio and McWane Ductile Utah.

“Our ties to the communities where our plants are located are as strong as our products,” says Mike Dodge, McWane Ductile vice president of sales and marketing. “Our commitment to staying and growing in these communities is steadfast, and we will continue to provide good-paying jobs with the stability and longevity that are hallmarks of our company.”

Canada Pipe, also a member of the McWane ductile iron pipe companies, will retain its name, which best reflects its unique position as the leading ductile iron pipe provider in Canada.

To learn more about McWane Ductile, visit mcwaneductile.com.

About McWane Ductile

For generations, the McWane family of companies has been an industry leader in water distribution and infrastructure that provide plumbing and clean water works systems. The history of McWane Ductile traces back to 1871, when Charles Phillip (C.P.) McWane entered the foundry business in Lynchburg, Virginia, with his sons, Henry and James Ransom (J.R.). McWane, Inc. was later formed in 1977.

In 1921, J.R. McWane started the McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company, a company that was designed and built as a specialty foundry for small diameter pipe. The McWane Pipe division acquired Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe Company in 1926 with McWane as a 50 percent partner, Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Company in 1975, Clow Water Systems Company in 1985, and Canada Pipe Company in 1989. In 2015, these divisions merged to create McWane Ductile.

With over 900 employees, McWane Ductile is recognized today as the country's most experienced manufacturer and supplier of ductile iron pipe. The company's modern facilities offer 3-inch to 36-inch ductile iron pressure pipe and fittings to meet customer needs throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information, contact Jeff Otterstedt (jeff.otterstedt@mcwaneductile.com) or

Kristin Sunde (ksunde@trilixgroup.com or 515-974-4741).

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.