Tyler Union Fire Release
August 24, 2011
Anniston, Alabama, August 24, 2011 — At approximately 12:30 p.m., Tyler Union experienced high stack temperature problems on the cupola. This caused a small fire. The fire department was called immediately, but plant personnel extinguished the fire prior to their arrival. No one was injured during the incident, and the situation is secure and under control.
It is estimated that the cupola will be down approximately a week while the team at Tyler Union reviews the circumstances surrounding the incident and repairs the damage to the cupola.
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.