Kennedy Valve is committed to a clean environment, both for today and tomorrow. This commitment is not only about helping protect the environment surrounding the community where we operate but also about creating an environmentally safe and compliant environment for our teams.

We’re always looking for new ways to step up our green efforts. Our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management system ensures that we continue to manufacture our products in an environmentally friendly way, allowing Kennedy’s production facilities to evolve with the communities we serve. This also helps us produce sustainable and safe products. Our approach to environmental efficiency starts with a clear vision from our leaders, supported by strong polices that support our business through substantial investment in state-of-the-art environmental technologies. 

In addition to producing environmentally safe products, we continue to make our facilities more sustainable. To date, Kennedy and McWane have invested millions in capital improvements and operations related to environmental protection. These expenditures include projects such as pollution control systems, baghouses, stormwater collection and treatment systems and other equipment upgrades intended to protect the environment.

These are just some of the ways Kennedy Valve is committed to a cleaner environment, today and for generations to come. Check out one of our Kennedy environmental and sustainability success stories.

The Pollution Prevention Challenge is a companywide sustainability competition across the McWane family of companies. The best way to deal with pollution is to prevent it from being created in the first place, which means finding new efficiencies and valuing every resource. Projects are judged for innovation, cost savings, simplicity and environmental benefits.

Kennedy Valve has also received environmental excellence awards from McWane, including:

  • Outstanding Environmental Performance for Foundry and Fabrication
  • Outstanding Environmental Progress

Pollution Prevention Winners


First Place: M&H Valve
Pattern Changes

Second Place: Clow Canada
Plastic Reduction

Third Place (tie): McWane Ductile - Utah
Special Linings Shot Reuse

Third Place (tie): McWane Ductile - Utah
Test Press Pad (Bell Blocks)

Why Didn’t I Think of That?:   McWane Ductile - Ohio
Blackening Tank Reduction

Energy Efficiency (E2) Award: Clow Valve 
Iron Melt Reductions


First place: AB&I Foundry
Innovative use of cupola as an oxidation device

Second place: Tyler Union
Sand reclamation enhancements

Third place (tie):  M&H Valve Company 
Replaced sand pig molds with castable pig molds

Third Place (tie): McWane Ductile - Ohio
ISO core machine waste sand reduction

"Why Didn't I Think of That" Award: Anaco/Clow Corona
Non-RCRA Hazardous Waste Bulk Management

Energy Efficiency (E2) Award: Kennedy Valve Company
Dust collection solutions with better pulse valve technology