Over the years, McWane’s pursuit of perfection has led to consistent and positive recognition. Whether this acknowledgement comes in the form of a major award or a simple letter of thanks, we’re proud to display it below.
Fresh Water Land Trust Corporate Partner for Conservation Award
The Freshwater Land Trust’s Corporate Partners for Conservation program is a leadership opportunity for the Birmingham business community to recognize the value of land conservation. Each year, FWLT honors those corporations who have made contributions to preserving the places that matter throughout the previous year. The Freshwater Land Trust looks forward to coordinating this event each year, as it offers the opportunity to convey our gratitude to our partners and reflect on our mission, while also allowing our key supporters the opportunity to talk about their involvement with the Freshwater land Trust and how land conservation matters to their business.
This year’s event was generously hosted by Bill Horton, Senior Executive Vice President and South Region President of Regions Bank, and featured keynote speaker Bruce Akin, CEO of B.A.S.S. Bruce spoke on the importance of conservation to B.A.S.S. and its business bottom line, emphasizing the business’s partnership with FWLT and its mission to provide access to recreational activities such as fishing and hunting. Regions graciously offered its corporate dining space where FWLT’s guests enjoyed a catered breakfast and sunrise over Birmingham’s cityscape.
2015 Workshops, Inc. Names McWane Philanthropic Partner of the Year
McWane, Inc. has been a strong supporter of Workshops, Inc. (WI) for many years and is proud to be named their Philanthropic Partner of the Year. WI recruits people with various disabilities, provides them with on-the-job training and then helps them find a job. They partner with local businesses for services such as assembly, packaging, mailing and order fulfillment, which is all done at their facility located in the Avondale neighborhood of Birmingham.
Running an operation like this can be a challenge because they rely almost completely on the generosity of the community to support the program. This year, WI came up with a new concept, Comedy for a Cause, and McWane was happy to be a title sponsor for the event which drew nearly 300 people and raised $28,000. It featured a nationally-known comedian with disabilities who put on a hilarious show while also challenging the stereotype of what people with disabilities can achieve.
The proceeds from this event will enable them to hire an additional Employment Specialist on the WI staff whose primary responsibility will be placing people with disabilities into community-based employment.
2015 Corporate Contribution Award
We are proud to announce that the American Foundry Society (AFS) presented McWane with the Corporate Contribution Award at the AFS Metal Casting Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on April 23.
McWane received this award (which is in its inaugural year) in recognition of the extensive in-kind contributions we have made to the metal casting industry through AFS. This includes active participation by McWane team members in AFS technical committees, local AFS chapters, and presenting and teaching at AFS conferences and Cast Metals Institute courses.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration - VPP
Fewer than 1% of all US workplaces have earned admission into OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), that recognizes exemplary health and safety programs. No other company in the waterworks foundry industry has a single plant in the VPP program. McWane has seven. Read more about McWane VPP Program.
2015 Watershed Conservation Development Award
The Cahaba River Society awarded McWane with the 2015 Watershed Conservation Development Award for the Stormwater Management Area at Birmingham's Greenwood Park. The park collects stormwater and treats it before it evaporates or flows on to nearby streams.
ISHN 2011 Power 101
Barb Wisniewski, VP of Safety & Health & Safety was included in the Industrial Safety and Health News 2011 Power 101 list, an honor reserved for leaders in the profession.
2009 Green Business Leader of the Year
The Birmingham Business Journal honored McWane President G. Ruffner Page, Jr. as its “Green Business Leader of the Year” in 2009.
2007 Prestigious Member Award
In 2007 McWane Inc. was awarded the Prestigious Member Award by the National Safety Council.