As members of the Muskegon and West Michigan communities, CWC and its employees have developed CWC into a global leader in cast iron manufacturing. With this success comes a responsibility to give back to the community that has helped to make CWC so successful.
CWC employees serve on boards and committees throughout the County such as the Muskegon Chamber of Commerce, United Way of the Lakeshore, and Ruddiman Creek Conservation Committee.
CWC also partners with the American Red Cross to sponsor an annual blood drive for our employees and spouses. In 2011, CWC employees and their families donated 47 pints of blood with almost half of those being first time donors.
Each year, CWC and its employees participate in the United Way of the Lakeshore annual campaign. CWC employees have donated over $50,000 annually to support those who need a helping hand.
Culture is an important bond that holds the community together. CWC is proud sponsor of the Muskegon Summer Celebration which brings together thousands of people from throughout the region for a weeklong cultural and musical festival in beautiful downtown Muskegon.
For over 100 years, CWC has thrived as part of the Muskegon area community, and as responsible partners, CWC and the Muskegon community will continue to thrive for the next century.
CWC is the only foundry in the state of Michigan to be awarded the Clean Corporate Citizen designation by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) program highlights companies that have demonstrated environmental stewardship and a strong environmental ethic through their operations in Michigan. CWC is proud of its environmental record and participation in local environmental protection and restoration initiatives.
CWC is a very large recycler. Recycled scrap steel makes up 50% of the raw materials used to manufacture its products. One of the biggest byproducts of CWC's operations, iron slag, is recycled and used in a variety of applications such as asphalt for road projects.