AB&I Foundry Earns International Living Future Institute's Declare Label
October 6, 2017
Oakland, CA. October 6, 2017 – AB&I Foundry has earned the International Living Future Institute’s Declare label. The ILFI created Declare, a ‘nutrition-label’ for products that provides a clear, elegant, and informative method to disclose a product’s ingredients, to provide product manufacturers the option for an additional level of confidence - third party validation from trusted third party verifiers.
“Declare is designed to transform the way buildings are designed and built making them safer for occupants and first responders. It’s through this kind of transparency that change for the better will occur,” said Kurt Winter, executive vice president of McWane Plumbing Group.
AB&I knows that consumers and product specifiers are increasingly looking for transparency in products, whether it’s to verify point of origin, to understand environmental impacts, or to eliminate exposure to toxic ingredients.
The manufacturing atmosphere is changing and there are many progressive forward thinking companies that feel strongly about embracing thoughtful sustainability manufacturing practices. AB&I Foundry is a U.S. manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings for storm and sanitary plumbing systems. Its products are non-combustible, strong and durable. It’s important that specifiers understand the importance of specifying building products that do not off-gas toxins or generate dangerous gases when burned. AB&I Foundry is pleased to be part of the certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment.
“Transparency is paramount to all AB&I’s products. It’s the AB&I way,” said Michael Lowe, GM and VP Sales & Marketing. “The IFLI’s Declare program offers an important opportunity for us to share our company’s industry leadership in products that contribute to healthy and environmentally-safe design.”
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About AB&I Foundry
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.
About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the U.S. and around the world. The McWane family of companies casts ductile iron products, including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings and plumbing products; manufactures fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems and steel pressure vessels; and builds network switches and monitoring equipment. McWane is a leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water while focusing on safe, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. With more than 7,000 team members, McWane has a longstanding commitment of supporting the communities where our team members live and work. For more information, visit mcwane.com.