OAKLAND, CA May 1, 2020 – AB&I Foundry, a leading manufacturer of cast iron soil pipe and fittings, is pleased to announce that Grant Hajek will be joining the AB&I sales team as a Regional Sales Manager covering the Northern California territory. You can reach Grant at 901-302-5752 or grant.hajek@abifoundry.com.

Grant will be responsible for reaching out to existing customers and developing new partners within the territory. Grant’s appointment supports the Company’s strategic direction, strengthening customer relationships as well as expanding our sales support coverage.  

“I have held a range of sales management positions including a sales position with Mueller Industries, Regional Sales Rep for Jomar Group and then I eventually made my way back to Mueller Streamline in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Hajek. 

Grant grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended Washburn University in Topeka, KS. He received a football scholarship and was the starting center for four years. While attending the university, Grant studied Business Administration with a focus on Marketing & Management. Grant and his wife Jennifer met in San Francisco and have been married for two years. They just recently welcomed their first child, Henry. 

“I’m looking forward to having Grant on AB&I’s sales team. His experience in relationship building and business will help to further increase AB&I’s brand and will continue to uphold our favorable and long-standing reputation in the Northern California market.” said Shannon Hooper, National Sales Manager at AB&I Foundry.

Contact: Francesca Dunbar

Director of Group Marketing

(925) 216-1828


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 U.S. and around the world. The McWane family of companies casts ductile iron products, including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings and plumbing products, and manufactures fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems and steel pressure vessels. McWane is a leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water while focusing on safe, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. With more than 7,000 team members, McWane has a longstanding commitment of supporting the communities where our team members live and work. For more information, visit mcwane.com.