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ACIPCO, Wescast Recognized as Employers of Choice.

American Cast Iron Pipe Co. (ACIPCO), Birmingham, Alabama, and Wescast Industries, Inc., Brantford, Ontario, Canada, have been named among the best companies to work for.

ACIPCO was recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America." The firm is the only pipe manufacturer ever to receive the honor.

Two-thirds of the scoring is based on answers provided by randomly selected employees, with the remaining third reflecting Fortune's evaluation of pay and benefits, life-balance programs, opportunities, job security and pride in the company. The magazine cited ACIPCO's medical and dental care as an outstanding attribute. Other initiatives include employee representation, profit-sharing, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, training and cash incentives for increased efficiency.

ACIPCO produces ductile iron pipe and fittings, fire hydrants, valves, fire truck pumps and centrifugally cast steel tubes.

Wescast was ranked eighth in the "35 Best Companies to Work for in Canada" by a Globe and Mail survey.

Wescast attributed the recognition to its "Scanlon" system of participative management, which centers around monthly gainsharing, annual profit sharing, cross-functional teams, encouraging suggestions, continuous training and communication.

Wescast supplies cast iron and steel exhaust manifolds for passenger cars and light trucks and high-alloy steel pump components for the petrochemical, pulp and paper, and food processing industries.
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Title Annotation:American Cast Iron Pipe Co.
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Publication:Modern Casting
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Date:Mar 1, 2000
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