For more than a century, AB&I has been a proud part of the Oakland community. We manufacture high-quality cast-iron products from scrap metal and providing employment for hundreds of local residents, contributing millions to the Oakland economy, and helping to build a more sustainable future for everyone.
Both our manufacturing process and our products make us an important contributor to a more sustainable and greener future in Oakland and the Bay Area. AB&I recycles tons of scrap iron from local sources every year and converts that into high-tech soil pipes that connect homes and businesses to the water treatment facilities that protect our Bay and watersheds. These pipes are not only durable, strong and fireproof, they also use less energy to make. The scrap metal we use would otherwise be dumped into landfills or generate significant greenhouse gas emissions by being transported to distant factories.
We also recognize our responsibility as long-time members of the East Oakland community to invest in continuous safety and environmental improvements to our facility. We operate our facility with the utmost concern for the safety of our workers, our neighbors, and the local environment, meeting or exceeding the most stringent regulatory standards.
AB&I and our people volunteer their time to the local community in many ways. We partner with local organizations to improve our community and help keep East Oakland strong. We contribute to and partner with many organizations such as these:
- Schools and universities to educate students about manufacturing, teaming
- Alameda County Food Bank
- Local, neighborhood churches to provide meals for our less fortunate neighbors
- Community clean-up days and work with local leaders to fight illegal dumping in the streets around our plant
- Melt confiscated guns for the Oakland Police Department and for other Police departments within the state
- Tree planting to beautify areas that have been neglected for a long time
- Partner with the local library for their summer reading program, lunch program and to clean the grounds around the library