All for One and One for All, Our Shared Culture
August 31, 2015
The McWane family of companies is an amazing amalgamation of four pipe facilities, four valve and hydrant facilities, seven soil pipe and utility fittings facilities, seven tank manufacturing facilities, one fire extinguisher facility and five technology companies. The diversity and variety of product lines and business practices are certainly broad, but we all share an amazing amount of commonalities. Recently, Tyler Pipe had the opportunity to share their practices, culture and expertise with team members from other McWane facilities in the Plumbing Division.
About three years ago Alan Boscacci suggested that each of the facilities within the Plumbing Division take turns hosting their sister companies and sharing their knowledge, skills, best practices and unique cultures. Initially HR team members attended the meeting, but that was expanded to the production team as well.
Tyler Pipe was proud to host representatives from Bibby Ste-Croix, Anaco, AB&I and Tyler Coupling this year for the third annual meeting. Everyone was given a guided tour of Tyler Pipe and the opportunity to visit specific areas of interest that pertained to their every day job duties including Production, Maintenance, Customer Service Representatives and Shipping.
After the meeting, Rod Burrus said, “We had a wonderful exchange of ideas and everyone left with a broader perspective of how our respective businesses can be improved.”
L of Pipe: Raul Aguirre - Production Foreman, Anaco
R of Pipe: Ken Nobriga – Shipping, AB&I
Directly behind pipe: Dave Janney – Shipping, AB&I
Second row: L to R: Dave Methot - Health & Safety, Bibby
Ste Croix / Will Jones – Maintenance Supervisor, Anaco / Enrique Ramirez – Core
Room Supervisor, AB&I / Carlos Gonzalez – Engineering, AB&I
Third row: L to R: Sylvain Daigle – Production Supervisor,
Bibby Ste Croix / Kelly Cheek – Coupling Supervisor, Tyler Coupling / Brian
Lowe – Gasket Supervisor, Tyler Coupling / and Billy Ngiraikelau – Maintenance