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Schad September Employee of the Month: Eric McKee

September 30, 2019

MEET  ERIC MCKEE Eric is Schad’s September Employee of the Month because he is committed to the company and successful completion of projects. He doesn’t cut corners and takes the extra steps that keep himself and his co-workers safe. Recently, Eric was asked to take on a leadership role during a project and he did…

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Case Study: Midwestern Seamless Tube Manufacturer

August 29, 2019

During the past month, Schad was given its first opportunity to work at a Midwest seamless tube manufacturer. The previous refractory contractor had a difficult time adhering to the plant’s schedule which motivated them to give a new contractor a chance to meet their expectations. The outage was to be performed on a rotary hearth…

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Schad August Employee of the Month: Kevin Mackowski

August 25, 2019

MEET  KEVIN  MACKOWSKI Kevin came into the refractory/steel industry less than two years ago, with no idea of what he was getting himself into and without any prior experience. Since then he has learned and surpassed the expectations set for him. He now has taken on a foreman’s responsibility and has excelled in getting the…

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Schad June Employee of the Month: JAMES HASTINGS JR.

July 8, 2019

MEET JAMES “JIMMER” HASTINGS  JR. Jimmer Hastings is June’s employee of the month because of his commitment and devotion to the customers and Schad. Jimmer is an essential employee on any job because of his work ethic and positive attitude.  He not only understands that safety our priority, he applies it to the jobs. 1….

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

MEET ROSS LEE Starting full-time with Schad in 2008, Ross Lee, became Schad’s fifth President in the company’s 77-year history in January of 2016. Prior to becoming President, he had served as a fabrication shop worker, field laborer, project manager, and safety director. As a leader, he believes that the most valuable asset Schad has…

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Schad March Employee of the Month: Dan Gwin

May 20, 2019

MEET DAN GWIN Dan is May’s employee of the month because of his dedication to quality and safety.  He consistently goes out of his way to ensure our customers are happy and taken care of.  Dan takes pride in making sure that the job is done right, on time, and without injury.  Dan is the…

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

MEET ERIN DONOVAN Erin has been at Schad for nearly a decade.  During that time, he has developed his skills including form building, refractory installation, welding, and most recently, managing.  Last October, Erin was made co-manager of Schad’s pre-cast/fabrication facility in Detroit, Michigan. Last October, Erin was made co-manager of Schad’s pre-cast/fabrication facility in Detroit,…

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Schad March Employee of the Month: Delray Washington

April 9, 2019

MEET DELRAY WASHINGTON Delray is March’s employee of the month because he is a “company” guy who understands what it takes to get the job done on-time and with minimal disruption to our customer. He is dependable, focused, and understands the big picture of what we are trying to accomplish here at Schad. His co-workers…

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

MEET STUART MCMANUS Since first joining the Schad team in early 2018, it is very apparent that Stuart’s passion for the industry, as well as his competitive nature and determination to succeed are his greatest strengths. Stuart brings a very strong work ethic and a lot of energy to work with him every day. For…

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

February 27, 2019

MEET TYLER VANWINKLE Beginning his career at Schad in June of 2017, Tyler VanWinkle has worked hard to establish a more permanent presence on Schad’s behalf in the Louisville industrial market.  Tyler’s determination and positive attitude have been a requirement.  As the first full-time member of the Louisville office, he has been involved in every…

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