Community Involvement

R.F. MacDonald Co. is thankful for the support we have received from the many people who have contributed to our company success. In an effort to demonstrate our gratitude, we participate in a number of programs that help support our community, advance our industry and impact our environment in positive ways. We encourage our management and employees to make a positive impact in all of the communities that we serve.

The following are a few of the community commitments we maintain.


The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Scholarship
In honor and memory of Emmett H. Ashley, our long-time friend and pioneer in the R.F. MacDonald Co. Service Department, we recently established the Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Co. Endowment with Fresno City College and Butte College. The welding scholarship is intended to advance the next generation of passionate and scrupulous boilermakers like Mr. Ashley.

Butte College Foundation - The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Endowment
     Letter of Recognization
     Certificate of Recognization

SCCC Foundation - The Emmett H. Ashley/R.F. MacDonald Endowment
     Letter of Recognization


Recognized As A Patriotic Employer
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognizes R.F. MacDOnald as a Patriotic Employer for contributing to national cecurity and protecting liberty and freedom by supporting employer participation in America's National Guard And Reserve Force.

Statement of Support For Guard And Reserve
     Certificate of Recognization


Robert F. MacDonald Fellowship at Stanford
In memory of the founder of our company, Bob MacDonald and two of his sons, John and Dan, R.F. MacDonald Co. established three fellowships at Stanford University to be used exclusively to provide scholarships each year for graduate students in the School of Engineering. Bob and John both attended Stanford University as well as several other family members; so to be able give back and help provide opportunities for others that will help shape the future for all of us is very rewarding.

Each year we receive letters from the current scholarship recipients and from the School of Engineering. We believe we are helping make a difference, one life at a time.

You may view a sampling of yearly letters we receive at the links below:

2015-16 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
     Recipient Letter - Julia Huynh
     Recipient Letter - Margaret Koehler
     Recipient Letter - LauraMatloff
     Recipient Letter - Kyle Gustafson

2014-15 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
     Recipient Letter - Xiao Wang
     Recipient Letter - Ryan West
     Recipient Letter - Anjie Dong
     Recipient Letter - Srinivasan Suresh

2013 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice & Recipient Letters
     Recipient Letter - Thanchanok Teeraratkul
     Recipient Letter - Matthew Kiener

2012 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
     Recipient Letter - Sayak Banerjee
     Recipient Letter - Julie Zutter
     Recipient Letter - Casey Davis
     Recipient Letter - Emily Hollenbeck

2011 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
     Recipient Letter - Quinn Lai
     Recipient Letter - Jun Kim
     Recipient Letter - Thomas Parise

2010 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice
     Recipient Letter - Laura Martini
     Recipient Letter - David Harwath
     Recipient Letter - Robert West

2008 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice

2007 Stanford Fellowship Recipient Notice

For more information you may visit the Stanford links below
Stanford School of Engineering  |  Stanford Engineering Fund Information

Yearly Holiday Food Donations
R.F. MacDonald Co. participates in a yearly tradition of donating food and food basket items for the holiday season within their local community of Hayward. Many times this program is worked in conjunction with organizations such as the St. Vincent de Paul Society to assist in identifying needy families in the area.


Industry Leadership

In order to understand the changing needs of the industries we serve, we are active members in a number of industry associations listed below. We enhance these relationships through regular meeting attendance, program participation, and sponsorships.

AFE - Association for
Facilities Engineering

ASPE - American Society of
Plumbing Engineers

American Society of
Heating Refrigeration &
Air Conditioning Engineers

Association of Energy Engineers

California Boiler
Inspector’s Association

CAFGS - California Flower Growers & Shipper’s Association

CGFA - California Grain & Feed Association

CSHE - California Society of
Hospital Engineers

MCAA - Mechanical Contractors Association of America

Pacific Energy Association