Pipe Company Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McWane Inc. a
privately held company based in Birmingham, Alabama. It has about
5000 employees and operates 12 plants in the United States and Canada.
McWane is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cast iron
sewer and water pipe.
a chronology of McWane's presence in Canada.
Pipe Company was created in 1989 and is based in Hamilton. From
1989 to 1998, it was the only ductile iron pipe manufacturer in
Canada. It closed down in 1998 to become a distributor for McWane.
has now four manufacturing plants in Canada: three in Quebec, one
Ste-Croix, in Ste-Croix de Lotbinière, Quebec, is a division
of Canada Pipe. Bibby’s three foundries in Quebec, Bibby Ste-Croix
Foundry, Laperle Foundry in St-Ours and Grand-Mère Foundry
in Grand-Mère hire over 500 employees.
Canada is another division of Canada Pipe Company. It's offices
are based in Hamilton. It sells valves and hydrants and has one
small plant in St-John, New-Brunswick which employs about 45 hourly
workers. Clow Canada used to have a plant in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
But it is now closed.