Above from left to right: Larry Walton (General Manager, Master Flo Valve Inc.), Marjorie Bencz (Executive Director, Edmonton's Food Bank), Tony Lam (Executive Vice President, Engineering & Operations, Stream-Flo Industries Ltd.)
Edmonton, Alberta (December 23, 2016)—The Stream-Flo Group of Companies—Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and Master Flo Valve Inc.—is pleased to announce that it has again donated to food banks in the communities in which it operates instead of giving away door prizes at its employee Christmas parties. In total, the company donated $20,000.00 to 11 Canadian and 6 U.S. food banks.
This is the second year in a row that the Stream-Flo Group of Companies has donated to food banks in lieu of door prizes. As the oil and gas industry downturn stretches into 2017, unemployment rates have remained high in oil and gas communities, and the food banks in those communities continue to experience high demand for their services.
“There are families in our communities who are struggling to make ends meet, and the need to help them is as strong as ever,” says Doug McNeill, Chief Strategic Officer of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. “The people turning to food banks to feed themselves and their families are the neighbors of our employees and customers. One of our Guiding Principles is that the communities in which we work will benefit from our presence, and this is one way that we can directly benefit them, particularly at this time of year.”
Community support is deeply ingrained in the culture at the Stream-Flo Group of Companies, and is included in its Guiding Principles. In June 2016, employees of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies donated a total of $18,827.00 to support the Fort McMurray wildfire recovery effort. Together with matching funds from the McNeill family, which owns the Stream-Flo Group of Companies, the total amount donated to the Wood Buffalo Food Bank in Fort McMurray and the American Red Cross Fort McMurray Canada Disaster Relief fund was $37,854.00.
In addition, the company and employees support a wide range of local organizations in the communities in which it operates. In 2015, the company donated $56,394.00 to the PTSD Foundation of America’s Camp Hope in Houston. In 2014, the company donated $3 for every dollar raised by employees to purchase a total of $258,730.00 worth of medical equipment for Edmonton’s Stollery Children’s Hospital. Stream-Flo is also a regular supporter of the UMC Timothy J. Harnar Burn Center in Lubbock, Texas, raising $66,000 since 2013 through golf tournaments and donations.
For more information on the Stream-Flo Group of Companies’ employee and corporate giving, go to:
Established in 1962, Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of wellheads, frac trees, gate valves, check valves and emergency shutdown systems for the global oil and gas industry. These products are supported by comprehensive services from installation and field maintenance to customer property management and remanufacturing. Stream-Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the Stream-Flo USA LLC head office in Houston, Texas. Both are supported by strategically located service and distribution facilities across Western Canada and the United States. International customers are supported from facilities in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Erbil, Iraq (Kurdistan). A privately-owned Canadian company, Stream-Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. www.streamflo.com
About Master Flo
Established in 1979, Master Flo Valve Inc. partners with customers to design and manufacture surface and subsea choke valves, control valves, actuation and complete flow management solutions that lower costs and optimize production over the life of their field. Master Flo’s head office and world-class manufacturing facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is complemented by manufacturing, engineering, sales and service capabilities at its U.S. head office in Houston, Texas, and its U.K. head office in Aberdeen, Scotland. Global sales, service and distribution are delivered from facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Beijing, China; Calgary, Canada; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pau, France; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A privately-owned Canadian company, Master Flo is part of the Stream-Flo Group of Companies. www.masterflo.com
For more information and photos, contact:
Ken Schmaltz, Corporate Marketing Manager
The Stream-Flo Group of Companies
Supported Community Food Banks in Canada
BROOKS, ALBERTA Brooks Food Bank Foundation
CALGARY, ALBERTA Calgary Food Bank
EDMONTON, ALBERTA Edmonton Food Bank
EDSON, ALBERTA Edson Food Bank Society
ESTEVAN, SASKATCHEWAN Salvation Army Food Bank
FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA Wood Buffalo Food Bank
FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA Salvation Army Food Bank
GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA Salvation Army Food Bank
RAINBOW LAKE, ALBERTA St. Peter & St. Paul’s RC Church Food Hamper Program
RED DEER, ALBERTA Red Deer Food Bank Society
SLAVE LAKE, ALBERTA Slave Lake Native Friendship Center
Supported Community Food Banks in the United States
CHEYENNE, WYOMING Needs Inc.
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS The Food Bank of Corpus Christi
HOUSTON, TEXAS Northwest Assistance Ministries
ODESSA, TEXAS West Texas Food Bank
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
TYLER, TEXAS East Texas Food Bank