BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – January 4, 2022 – McWane, Inc., the private Birmingham-based business involved in the manufacture of pipes, valves, water fittings, fire extinguishers and propane tanks and in various technology industries, has announced the retirement of its President, G. Ruffner Page Jr., effective January 4, 2022. Mr. Page served the McWane businesses for over three decades, and for the past two decades led the business as its president.

McWane’s Board Chairman, C. Phillip McWane, expressed his gratitude to Mr. Page for his many years of leadership and service to the Company, saying, “Ruffner has led the Company through many challenges over many years and taken the Company to a much better place than ever before.”

Mr. Page decided that “the time is right” for his transition, stating, “I want to express my appreciation for the many years of opportunity that McWane has provided to me.”

No successor has been named at this time.


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; manufactures fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems and steel pressure vessels; and builds network switches and monitoring equipment. McWane is the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on safe, environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. With more than 6,500 team members, McWane has a longstanding commitment of supporting the communities where our team members live and work. For more information, visit