The extraordinary and unprecedented measures that are being put into place by the COVID-19 virus has not only impacted our communities and the world around us but also our family here at AB&I Foundry. The well being and safety of our Team Members is our top priority and we are committed to do our part to help slow the spread of the illness.
Here at AB&I Foundry we are following the shelter in place order for 7 Bay Area counties. AB&I will be shut down immediately through April 7th, 2020.
We will continue to share updates with you as quickly and transparently as possible.
Be safe everyone.
UCSF Takes Virtual Tour of AB&I
AB&I was proud to host occupational health students from the University of California at San Francisco for a virtual tour on Aug. 26.
Rose - The Iron Woman
In celebration of women in engineering, manufacturing, and the skilled trades, AB&I has developed an iron woman character named “Rose”. The foundry has had a long history with their iron man character who is a big burly man. It was time for AB&I to feature a female character. The new Iron Woman pays tribute to the iconic Rosie the Riveter – the women civilians who built the warplanes during the WWII effort.
Antonio Buenrostro 20th Year Anniversary
Antonio said that 20 years at AB&I have been like a fairytale!
As a team, we have overcome many crises and have been able to move forward. I really like my job in the pipe department. I focus on what I have to do and take pride in doing it well.
We have shifted and changed with the times. I like being involved in the community. I also believe in sharing with the community who we are.
The best thing about AB&I is our daily coexistence. We're like a family!
AB&I participates in retooling project to support of local first responders
The shortage of PPE equipment can leave health care workers, fire fighters, and EMT’s at risk. In order to help solve the problem, Mira Costa college Technology Career Institute (TCI) retooled a portion of its Carlsbad, California location to manufacture portable decontamination kits. They only made 10 kits and we were able to procure 4 of them. In support of their efforts, AB&I donated these kits valued at $900 each to four recipients: Highland Hospital, Alameda Hospital, San Leandro Hospital and Roots Community Health Center in Oakland.
The kit inludes a germicidal Ultraviolet (UV-C) System, which is an environmentally friendly, non-chemical disinfection process. This state-of-the art system is protable and easy to use. It does not use any harmful chemicals, no sprays or solvents, and is safe on all surfaces including: fabric, metal and even mobile phones. The Germicidal UV-C Light destroys bacteria viruses, fungy and protozoa.
The UV-C light is a short-wavelength, ultraviolet light that breaks apart germ DNA, leaving it unable to function or reproduce. In other words, UV-C light is a germicidal that kills or neutralizes “superbugs” like the coronavirus, germs and any other pathogens on surgaces. The system plugs in to any standard outlet, and within a two to four minute disinfecting process, it cans strelize PPE equipment thus extending the service life of PPE gear.
Michael Lowe in partnership with Assemblyman Rob Bonta presented the kits to Alameda Hospital on July 24th.
Thank you California Metals Coalition, TCI and Assemblymember Rob Bonta for partnering with manufacturing to provide these kits to front like workers.
Ted Ray Celebrates 48 Years of Service at AB&I
Congratulations Ted Ray for 48 years of service at AB&I!!
AB&I hosts tour for County Supervisor Keith Carson
AB&I recently had the opportunity to host a foundry tour for County Supervisor Keith Carson. Supervisor Carson represents the 5th District on a platform dedicated to inclusive and accessible government.
AB&I holds Earn & Learn Workshop
AB&I Foundry recently partnered with Earn and Learn to provide a workshop on the value of internships in Oakland.
AB&I intern receives Foundry Educational Foundation scholarship
AB&I team members Denise Joe and Zeydi Gutierrez traveled to California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California to watch their former intern, Cole Pike, be presented with the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) scholarship.
AB&I holds Cancer Prevention Event
AB&I recognized Cancer Prevention Month by holding an educational health session with our team members.
AB&I team member volunteers with The East Oakland Collective to Feed the Hood
AB&I team member Kristen Cook joined the FEED THE HOOD initiative to prepare lunches and hygiene kits for the unhoused of East and West Oakland.
Zeydi Gutierrez named new Chairperson for Oakland Workforce Development Board
AB&I team member Zeydi Gutierrez was elected by a majority vote as the new Chairperson for the Oakland Workforce Development Board.