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Clow changes name to McWane Ductile

| January 29, 2015
Name change: Tom Crawford, general manager of what was Clow Water Systems, discusses the company’s new name and logo with city and company officials who were invited to a breakfast on Jan. 29. Helping him unveil the logo were Coshocton City Mayor Steve Mercer, the company’s Operations Manager Joe Carter and Coshocton Port Authority Director Dorothy Skowrunski. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

Name change: Tom Crawford, general manager of what was Clow Water Systems, discusses the company’s new name and logo with city and company officials who were invited to a breakfast on Jan. 29. Helping him unveil the logo were Coshocton City Mayor Steve Mercer, the company’s Operations Manager Joe Carter and Coshocton Port Authority Director Dorothy Skowrunski. Beacon photo by Mark Fortune

COSHOCTON – Clow Water Systems may have announced a name change on Jan. 29, but it is still the same company with the same management. The new name, McWane Ductile, just unifies it with its sister companies and creates opportunities to reach more people.

“We still have the same strong relationships (with the community) and the same great people we are just now able to reach further through the world,” said General Manager Tom Crawford. “Our product helps take water to the world and we are going to continue to do that for a long time.”

McWane has plants in New Jersey and Utah, but Crawford and Operations Manager Joe Carter truly believe theirs is the best.

“We have the lowest production costs of the facilities and we are always in the top for safety ratings and environmental excellence,” Carter said. “In every way we measure ourselves we perform at the top of the chart.”

Crawford also said they have quality people working for them.

“They have a can do attitude,” he said. “Our folks go out and make things happen. Clow also was built on family tradition and we still today honor family. This name change just gives us more opportunity to move forward in the 21st century and take the McWane name nationally and globally.”

Crawford said the company already recently completed a big order that was bound for Iraq.

“We are just going to continue to build on the strength of our corporation,” he said.

According to the website, “The McWane family of companies has been an industry leader in water distribution and infrastructure that provide plumbing and clean water works systems.” Its history dates back to 1871 and Clow became a part of it in 1985. To learn more about McWane Ductile, visit mcwaneductile.com.

“Clow was around for 105 years and we plan to continue to be around for the long term,” Crawford said. “McWane Ductile is iron strong.”

The name change was announced during a breakfast for employees, media and city officials.

“They (McWane Ductile) are one of many reasons why Coshocton has reasons for great expectations this year,” said Mayor Steve Mercer.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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