AB&I Foundry, an Oakland-based company that manufactures cast iron pipe and fittings for the plumbing industry, announced that they have joined the Rev Net™ Business Sustainability Group which is part of the flagship Sustainability Circle® program.

The REV Net Sustainability Circle® program will help AB&I in the adoption of the best possible sustainability practices that include behavioral changes in a proven peer-learning model that is intended to accelerate business impact. The Rev Net™ program will help to enhance existing initiatives the company has already embarked upon while identifying new ways to reduce and recycle by-products in their manufacturing processes.

“The take away from being part of this group will be for us to create a 5-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. Olvera continued, “AB&I is environmentally conscience and is a giant recycler – 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 from 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 that the gold standard is to embrace 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,” explains Jenny Sant’Anna, REV VP of Operations. “Their participation in the program and 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.”

Quick Facts

Location: Oakland, California
Team Members: 206 total, Oakland residents = 70, or 34%
Founded: 1906 — Proud member of the Oakland community for 110 years
Acquired: 2006 — McWane, Inc.
Capital Improvements: $1.25 million in 2014 and $2.33 million in 2015
Major recent EHS successes: Over twenty (20) energy efficiency projects in the past 5 years that equate to 6.6 million Kilowatt hours of savings
Environmental sustainability: 100 million pounds of scrap iron and steel is recycled annually into finished product, reducing energy use and air emissions. 100–percent process and cooling water is recycled, equating to over 1 million gallons per day usage reduction.

Contact:   Francesca Dunbar

Director of Group Marketing

(925) 216-1828 or email: Francesca.dunbar@mcwaneplbgrp.com

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