Ruffner Page Speaks at Rotary Club
July 11, 2013
McWane’s President, G. Ruffner Page recently had the opportunity to speak at the Rotary Club of Birmingham on “McWane – The Next 100 Years” to a standing room only audience. Mr. Page gave members a brief history of how McWane started, but focused primarily on looking forward at what the future holds for McWane. This included a review of our traditional businesses centered mostly in North America, our international expansion and diversification into the new technology businesses including Synapse, FutureCom, ComTech and Nighthawk. He also elaborated on the business strategy that drove these decisions.
Mr. Page took the audience on a fascinating journey through McWane's past, present and projected future business endeavors which started with two cast iron pipe facilities in the 1920’s and evolved into one that is significantly diversified and employs over 5,500 team members with facilities throughout North America, along with operations in Australia, China, Chile, India and Korea.