In 1904, R.T. Crane said “a loyal employee gives something besides his labor and the employer should recognize that fact,” and toward the end of his life he set aside one million dollars as a fund for “the purpose of taking care of my men”. Two years after R.T. Crane’s death, members of his family honored his wish by establishing The Crane Fund to “provide a means for giving support to deserving and needy employees after they have, by reason of age or disability, become unable to engage in active work”. Today that bequest is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and The Crane Fund, along with two other company-managed charitable trusts, lives on as a lesson in the power of individual leadership and responsibility.
The Crane Fund
Established in 1914 as a private charitable trust, The Crane Fund grants aid to former employees of Crane Co. and their dependents who are unable to be self-supporting because of age or physical disability. The Crane Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees and a Pension Committee, both appointed by Crane Co.’s Board of Directors. For more information, please contact The Crane Fund.
The Crane Fund
140 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Tel: +1 201 585 0888
The Crane Fund for Widows and Children
The Crane Fund for Widows and Children makes contributions to charitable organizations that provide direct assistance to underserved populations in the communities where Crane Co. operates. This fund touches the lives of many through its donations to support agencies, local United Ways, and school and scholarship funds in the United States and Canada. For more information, please contact the Crane Fund for Widows and Children.
The Crane Foundation, Inc.
Created in 1951, the Crane Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized exclusively to make charitable contributions for religious, educational and scientific purposes, including institutions that qualify as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code. As part of the Foundation, Crane Co. offers its employees with at least one year of service a program for matching gifts to educational institutions. For more information, employees may contact the Crane Foundation Inc., or their local Human Resources department.
Support in Kind
Throughout the Crane organization many of our Associates volunteer to provide Support in Kind by working on a wide variety of projects in their local communities for those in need.
Recent examples include volunteers from our Crane Electronics business in Lynnwood who partnered with local support agencies for the Annual Day of Caring whose aim is to reduce poverty and homelessness in Washington by providing safe, secure and affordable homes. Our Associates volunteer to undertake a range of tasks including removing fencing and brush land to help provide low income individuals with safe, clean and affordable housing.
Associates from Crane Pumps and Systems in Piqua have, for a number of years, volunteered their time to work on house building and remodeling projects to support the Habitat for Humanity agency for Miami and Shelby Counties. Their aim is to provide moderate to low-income individuals and families the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own simple, quality, affordable homes. Teams of our associates, led by members of the site management team, volunteer to form work groups to carry out construction and maintenance work on housing projects in the local vicinity.
Protecting the Environment
Crane Co. is committed to protecting the environment by taking responsibility to prevent serious or irreversible environmental degradation through efficient operations and activities. Crane Co. recognizes environmental management among its highest priorities throughout the corporation, and has established policies and programs that are integral and essential elements of the business plan of each of the business units.
Going beyond simply complying with all laws related to environmental issues, we are dedicated to minimizing occupational health and safety risks to all our employees by utilizing safe technologies, training programs, effective risk management practices and sound science to define and efficiently manage and reduce all significant environmental risks. We are working to improve the operation of our facilities through the efficient use of energy and sustainable use of renewable resources, and we strive to minimize adverse environmental impact through waste reduction, recycling and responsible waste disposal. Finally, we seek to manufacture and deliver products and services that minimize environmental impact and that are safe when properly used and maintained.
As a proponent of lean manufacturing, “being green” in the sense of conserving resources is built into much of what we do as a company. Nonetheless, greater awareness has enabled each of our business units and our corporate office to identify additional ways to protect our planet proactively while pursuing our business goals and strategy.