Category Archives: A.Y. Culture

‘Where in the World is A.Y. McDonald’ Giveaway

With products that serve many functions and a company with over 161 years of service, A.Y. McDonald is very well traveled. From a gas valve at the famous Gum Wall in Seattle, Washington to a curb box lid in Glen Falls, New York…Tell me, where in the world is A.Y. McDonald? Continue reading

How Instagram Creates a Snapshot Into Our World

untitled-design‘Capture and share the world’s moments’. As Instagram’s tagline, these words ring true on just how visual the social media network is. It’s about taking others with you and sharing moments of your day. It’s a snapshot into one’s world…with A.Y. McDonald now representing one of these worlds. Continue reading

AYU: Knowledge at Your Fingertips

  • How do I size a jetayu pump?
  • What’s the difference between PSI and inches of water column?
  • When did ball valves come into existence?
  • Where does the pressure reducing valve lie on the northern and southern water service lateral installations?

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McDonald Throwback

A throwback is characterized as a sudden reminder of the past. As a feeling that can often come from looking at a photograph, this concept is used for the social media trend, Throwback Thursday (TBT). Posted specifically on Thursdays and partnered with a hashtag, #TBT means the user posts or reposts older photos – reminiscing back to the time and event of the picture. Continue reading

Search us. Follow us. Pin us.

Search, save, pin, follow, repeat.

Between the addition of an Innovation Department, the celebration of our 160th anniversary, and skyrocketed social media efforts, 2016 has brought a lot of change to A.Y. McDonald. And now we are announcing yet another: the launch of a Pinterest page to our already active social media presence. Continue reading

Flooding the Industry with Innovation

Phones, electricity, transportation, the Internet. Could you imagine living without any of these? As some of the best products and concepts of all time, none of the best ideas would even be possible without innovative practices to bring them to life. By creating a solution to a problem that the consumer may not have even known they had in the first place, innovation can be useful in any industry, including utilities. Continue reading

Seven Not-So-Random Facts That Helped Shape Our Company

Any established company is built on history – and we have a lot of it. With 160 years of experience, the A.Y. McDonald brand and the way we operate is shaped on this vast history. As we celebrate 160 years, we thought it a good time to share them with you. Get schooled on seven random fun facts about A.Y. McDonald as a company and a person: Continue reading

A.Y. in the Wild Giveaway

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We challenge you to a quest of hunting and documenting ‘A.Y. in the Wild’. Every time you come across an A.Y. McDonald product being used out in the world, whether it’s a gas meter bar, curb box lid, or even a sump pump, snap a picture and either email us or send via any of our social media pages. Continue reading

Picking Produce From A.Y.’s Backyard

How many people can say they spent their lunch break gardening in the backyard of their own place of work? Likewise, how many people can say that the fruits and vegetables they’re eating for dinner are from their work’s garden? Here at A.Y. McDonald, this is a reality for those who want it to be.garden1

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