"We are dedicated to supporting the communities where we live, work and conduct business. Through our employees and the MRC Global Foundation we are able to give back to communities around the globe." Andrew Lane, MRC Global Chairman, President & CEO
As part of our commitment to one of our core values - community involvement- we organized the Foundation. We set up this Foundation for the purpose of making donations in our communities for charitable causes, including education, health and human services, arts and humanities and civic projects.
MRC Global Donates 75,000 to Local School District
In 2018, Robert Stein presented representatives from the La Porte Education Foundation and La Porte Independent School District with a $75,000 donation. Half of the donation was generously provided by MRC Global’s suppliers as part of the Grand Opening of our flagship operations complex, with the remainder donated by the MRC Global Foundation.
PVF Roundtable Scholarship Sponsorship
As a leader in the PVF industry, we recognize the need to continue to invest in the next generation of industry professionals. That commitment led MRC Global to fund an annual scholarship with Texas A&M University for students in the industrial distribution field of study. The company also sponsors multiple events throughout the year, which raise money for additional scholarships at other industrial distribution programs and trade schools.
American Heart Association – Houston Heart Walk
MRC Global is a proud sponsor of the Houston Heart Walk. Our national support for the American Heart Association is deeply rooted in the sudden loss of Lew Ketchum, the founder of our heritage company Red Man Pipe and Supply, in 1995 after a heart attack. We honor his legacy by standing with the American Heart Association in the fight against heart disease.
Disaster Relief after Hurricane Harvey
In 2017, More than 50 of our employees and their families suffered damage to their homes during Hurricane Harvey. We supported them in the aftermath, and they supported MRC Global. Our team pulled together to get our facilities operational as quickly as possible, so we could continue to serve our customers as the industry began its own recovery. MRC Global also donated $150,000 to recovery efforts.