March 8, 2017
AB&I FOUNDRY JOINS THE SUSTAINABILITY CIRCLE PEER TO PEER PROGRAM
Oakland, CA. March 8, 2017 – AB&I Foundry, an Oakland-based company that manufactures cast iron pipe and fittings for the plumbing industry, has joined the Rev Net™ Business Sustainability Group, part of the flagship Sustainability Circle® program.
The REV Net Sustainability Circle® program will help AB&I adopt sustainability practices, which include behavioral changes in a proven peer-learning model, which are intended to accelerate business impact. The Rev Net™ program will enhance existing initiatives while identifying new ways AB&I can reduce and recycle by-products in the manufacturing processes.
“The take away from being part of this group will be for us to create a five-year sustainability action plan where key initiatives are identified ultimately driving efficiencies all while fostering a green culture within the company,” said Mike Olvera, environmental and sustainability manager of AB&I Foundry. “AB&I is environmentally conscience. Our products are made from 100-percent post-consumer scrap metal and they’re recyclable at the end of their service life.”
There are multiple benefits to being part of this program including immediate and long-term efficiencies, new insights and ideas on how to be innovative, improved team member engagement, and the adoption of a comprehensive sustainability plan.
“The manufacturing atmosphere is changing and there are many progressive forward thinking companies like AB&I Foundry that strongly believe in embracing thoughtful sustainability manufacturing practices. AB&I fits perfectly into our sustainability business model and we are excited that they have chosen to be part of our program,” said Jenny Sant’Anna, REV vice president of operations. "AB&I’s participation in the program and the development of a robust sustainability action plan confirms their strong commitment toward building an environmentally conscientious, resilient, and flourishing future for their business and their community."
Contact: Francesca Dunbar
Director of Group Marketing
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About AB&I - AB&I Foundry has been an American manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary drain, waste, and vent (DWV) plumbing systems since 1906. Today’s AB&I combines the perspectives and values of its founders with modern methods and technologies. AB&I products are “Made in America” and set the standard for quality and durability. For more information visit ABIFoundry.com. AB&I is part of the McWane, Inc. family of businesses based in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information visit www.mcwane.com.
About Rev - REV’s flagship Sustainability Circle® program and growing suite of services integrate the best of sustainability with behavior change in a proven peer-learning model to accelerate business impact. The outcome is a five-year sustainability action plan. Since 2011, more than 400 organizations in California and the Midwest have participated in Sustainability Circles with a projected average annual savings of $342,000; 1.4 million kWh; and 3.7 million gallons of water per customer.
AB&I Foundry, based in Oakland, CA, is a division of McWane, Inc. Born in the shadows of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, AB&I Foundry has been producing quality cast iron products for over a hundred years. Acquired by McWane in 2006, AB&I manufactures a full-line of cast iron soil pipe and fittings for DWV systems. In addition, AB&I has become a modern, highly-technological full- service provider of custom OEM gray iron castings for companies nationwide. Through a comprehensive program of water treatment, air pollution reduction, recycling, and solid-waste management, AB&I has set the standard for responsible foundry practices and policies.
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.