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 United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.