At McWane, we believe in being a good corporate citizen and a good neighbor. The McWane family of companies is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we live and work.
The McWane Community
At McWane, we believe in being a good corporate neighbor and a good citizen. The McWane family of companies is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we live and work.
Our founder, James Ransom McWane, began a charitable legacy that continues to this day. McWane, Inc. and its family of companies give millions of dollars annually to various community and charitable causes. This corporatewide initiative directly benefits the communities where our facilities are located.
Each McWane facility is active in the local community, donating time and resources to the neighboring communities.
In addition to planned service days and volunteerism, McWane has established Community Advisory Panels that allow citizens in the community to come together and discuss their interests and concerns.
At McWane, each day presents new opportunities for our team members to make a difference in the lives of others. McWane team members volunteer and participate in meaningful activities that improve the many communities where our facilities are located.
Each McWane facility is active in its local community. Over the years, McWane team members have adopted schools in the local communities, helped build playgrounds and houses in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and worked to clean up local neighborhoods. Our team members have participated in fundraising walks for charitable and nonprofit organizations and have supported the Red Cross and the United Way, among many worthwhile organizations. McWane team members have volunteered their time and talents for endeavors, supporting the arts, education, resources for children and senior citizens.
When we extend a helping hand to one another it enriches the world in which we live, and McWane team members are committed to making a difference.
Community Advisory Panels
The McWane Inc. family of companies established Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) across its U.S.-based facilities, connecting community representatives and company stakeholders and fostering ongoing two-way communication on issues that affect local residetns, including environmental, social and economic impacts.
In addition to representatives from our facilities, panel members include local community leaders, public officials, educators, union members, regulators, members of the clergy, residents and business leaders.
The following companies team up with CAPs to make the communities in which we live and do business better today than yesterday and better tomorrow than today.
- McWane Ductile – New Jersey
- McWane Ductile – Utah
- Tyler Pipe
- McWane Ductile – Ohio
- Kennedy Valve
- M&H Valve
- Tyler Union Foundry
Donation requests should be submitted to the nearest facility within the McWane family of companies. As outlined below, some CAPs have donation request forms avaiable online. For all others, please contact the local facility for submission criteria.
The McWane family of companies continues a heritage of charitable giving that began with its first president, J.R. McWane.
We believe that part of being a good corporate neighbor is to support things that will give value to our community. It’s a simple philosophy handed down since J.R. McWane began the company. Being a good citizen means giving back in ways that benefit our communities and our employees.
Below are some of our community partners that McWane Inc. is proud to support.
McWane Science Center
The McWane Science Center, a hands-on science exploration center in Birmingham, hosts thousands of families, students and educators from throughout the Southeast as they learn more about the workings of the world around them.
The center hosts innovative educational exhibits, IMAX movies and interactive learning labs, classes and demonstrations designed to engage people of all ages in the adventure of science. Fun never ends at the McWane Science Center. The McWane Foundation was the major contributor in building the center and continues its annual philanthropic support.
Skilled trade workers are integral to the future of manufacturing. In celebration of our centennial year of operations, the McWane Scholarship Program for Skilled Trades was established in 2021. This two-year, $1,000 scholarship is open to qualified applicants with priority given to the communities in which we operate. Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a trade-related program at an accredited two-year college, vocational or technical school, or other approved technical institute in the United States. In addition, applicants must be a high school graduate or have a GED equivalent.
At McWane, we manufacture products that people depend on every day, and we value trade and technical education to help forge a path toward lifelong careers that will enable our company to continue to create value for others for generations.
The deadline to apply for the 2023 McWane Scholarship for Skilled Trades Program has passed. Please check back in October for information on submitting an application for the 2024 program.