OAKLAND, CA January 29, 2021 – AB&I Foundry is partnering with Next Associates as their manufacturers’ representative organization in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia region.

“As the AB&I brand continues to grow in New York City as well as the New Jersey and Philadelphia markets, it is imperative that we align ourselves with an accomplished partner," said Matthew Maziarz, regional sales manager for AB&I Foundry. "We have found that partner in Next Associates. They have an outstanding reputation and intimate knowledge of the cast iron market, and truly understand the needs of our customers.”

“I have always believed that cast iron pipe and fittings are among the most dynamic businesses that the plumbing trade engage in," said Kevin Sossin, principal at Next Associates. "We are honored that AB&I has selected our agency to partner with in the New York/New Jersey territory. Over the next few years, the projected infrastructure projects in this market will be significant, and we are looking forward to doing our part to build upon the success that AB&I Foundry has achieved.”

AB&I Foundry extends a warm welcome to all at Next Associates.

Francesca Dunbar
Vice President, McWane, Inc.
(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 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.