McWane Retiree Fred Rushing passes away at the age of 80
April 23, 2019
We were saddened to learn that longtime McWane team member Fred Rushing passed away on April 17, 2019 at the age of 80. Fred began his 46-year career in the cast iron pipe industry at U.S. Pipe. After learning of his incredible work ethic and interpersonal skills McWane recruited Fred to join the team at McWane Cast Iron Pipe in Birmingham, Alabama. For the next 27 years, Fred was a mentor for young team members and positively impacted so many lives at McWane.
A talented pianist with a passion for singing, Fred retired from McWane in 2006 and pursued his other love, bringing joy to people of all ages through his music. Phillip McWane said, “Fred was a dedicated hardworking member of the McWane team and a devoted father and friend. We will miss him.”
We join the Rushing family in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of this amazing man.