Rain Harvest Project is Complete!
February 13, 2014
As of February 11, I am proud to say that the team and I completed the Rain Harvest Project here at MCF. We had to endure some gruelling heat (it was over 30°C most days in Kenya), but with some hard work and students who were willing to learn, we were able to teach the Kenyans how to install gutters. On our last day of installing, we had just put all the equipment away and it rained. If that's not great timing, then I don't know what is. I am very confident in the abilities of the young men that we have trained to continue to install trough long after the team leaves.
During the project, I was told that MCF is the only place in all of Kenya that has seamless eavestroughs and a gutter machine. That said, I cannot thank our donors enough for their generosity in making this happen. Without your backing, this project would not have been the success that it was.
This has been a fantastic experience and I can't wait to share my stories with everyone upon my return to Canada.
Rain Harvest Project
February 3, 2014
In 2012, John and Vikki Buchner travelled to Kenya to volunteer at Mully Children’s Family (MCF) – a home that rescues orphaned and abandoned children and gives them food, a home, and an education to be productive members of society. While there, John noticed that there was no gutter system in place to collect any rain water, thus losing the opportunity to collect this precious resource. Inspired by this, John decided that he was going to use his knowledge and expertise to install gutters on MCF’s 46 buildings while simultaneously teaching income generating skills to African youth.
Thanks to some very generous donors, John was able to collect the materials needed to make this project possible. On January 29th, John and Vikki Buchner, Tom Howson, Carl Brausewetter of Bau Meister Fabrications and 20 other individuals travelled to Kenya to begin work on the buildings.
On behalf of John and the rest of the Rain Harvest Project Team, we would like to thank these various gracious donors: Jupiter Aluminum, Nichols Aluminum, West Shore Resources, Bau Meister Fabrications, Featherlite Ladders, Midwest Tools, Cardinal Fasteners, Henry Co., Akzo Nobel, Van Mark, and KWM. Without your help, this dream would not have been made into a reality.
While the team is in Kenya, you can follow their progress by visiting: http://mcfrainharvestteam.tumblr.com/
December 12, 2013
August 20, 2013
BMI Golf Tournament
Once again BMI held it's annual golf tournament and once again it was a fun day for all. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped out and congratulations to all the winners.
August 12, 2013
New Product - Zip Hinge
An accessory that allows you to flip your pipe extension up. This gets it out of the way for cutting grass or any other lawn maintenance that is required around your house. The zip hinge is also designed to fit any size pipe be it small square, large square or extra large square. Check it out on our downpipe accessory page.
June 27, 2013
Central Machinery Golf Tournament
It was a wonderful day out on the course for the Central Machinery golf tournament. For the third year in a row a member of the BMI team took home the prize for longest drive.
Many thanks to our gracious and generous hosts.
May 17, 2013
North Bay Open House
Thanks to all who participated during our open house in North Bay and helping to make it a success. We look forward to continuing to grow our business and our part in the community there.
May 1, 2013
Buchner Mfg is proud to announce the opening of it's new branch in North Bay, ON. Located at 2067 Bond St, it is now open for business. Drop in or call 705.476.0211 (toll free 855.476.0211). Also come join us for our Grand Opening on May 15, 2013.
January 31, 2013
New Product - Prostep
An accessory that fits any ladder. The Prostep is designed to take the stress off your feet while you are up on the ladder for long periods of time. It is also lightweight and easily portable. Call or stop in at a branch for more information.
June 4, 2012
New Product - Buchner Shingle
An aluminum roofing shingle that is unique to Buchner Manufacturing, the Buchner Shingle is the evolution of metal roofing. Available in a diamond or shake shingle and a variety colours to suit your design needs. Click on the link below to find out more about this product and to view the shingle and its accessories.
June 1, 2012
New Product - EDCO Arrowline Roofing
Buchner Manufacturing is now a distributor of the EDCO Arrowline Steel Shingles. Available in both shakes and slate shingles, check out this product along with our selection of steel roofing here: http://www.buchnermfg.ca/products/category/Arrowline-Steel-Roofing
May 25, 2012
Buchner Manufacturing is pleased to announce that we are now distributors of Bosch Hand Tools. Check out more on the product page http://www.buchnermfg.com/products/view/bosch-hand-tools
August 23, 2011
Used Gutter Machines
Refurbished gutter machines will be showcased in the gutter machine pages under the product section. They are sold as they become available. Please contact your sales rep for information and availability.