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Schad March Employee of the Month: Jason Snyder

April 9, 2018

MEET JASON SNYDER Jason is March’s employee of the month because he will go anywhere and do anything for Schad.  Not only is Jason always in a good mood, he has never missed a day without scheduling it first.  He always looks forward to the next job or task, asking “what can I do better…

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March Tip of the Month

PRE-JOB PLANNING Industrial construction projects can be challenging, and are often accompanied with challenges regarding project schedule, coordination between multiple contractors, and safety hazards.  With all of these critical items related to successfully completing a project, there are several aspects of pre-job planning that are often overlooked. The following are pre-job planning items that can…

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February Tip of the Month

March 12, 2018

MATCH THE INSTALLATION METHOD AND PRODUCT TO THE APPLICATION When it comes to refractory installations, there are a lot of options and alternatives. For monolithic linings alone, they can be cast-in-place, gunned using multiple methods, pumped, or even pre-cast. Then there are also alternative materials such as brick and ceramic fiber products. It is critical…

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Schad February Employee of the Month: Charles Janow

MEET CHARLES JANOW Charles has earned the honor of being Schad’s Employee of the Month for his continued technical competence, dedication to safety, and quality of workmanship, thus providing outstanding customer service for the company. Charles is very dependable for the accomplishment of any assigned task. His technical competency and Welder/Fitter skills are outstanding. His…

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Schad January Employee of the Month: Rob Mackowski

January 22, 2018

MEET ROB MACKOWSKI Rob’s positive attitude and dependability are why we honor him as January’s employee of the month.  Rob was able to take on a laundry list of responsibilities in a short time, while creating a helpful positive impact on day to day operations.  His dedication to safety and his willingness to take on…

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January Tip of the Month

Be Aware of Bag Sizing This month Schad reminds you that all bags are not created equal.  Bag sizes and quantities vary across material types, manufacturers, and can even be custom bagged.  Make sure you don’t assume the bag size when determining how much material a pour is going to take, or how much water…

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November Tip of the Month

December 4, 2017

Variable Conditions Between family during the holidays and the changing weather, this time of year can be highly unpredictable.  Don’t let changing and unpredictable conditions derail your upcoming maintenance outage. Refractory materials can be sensitive to changing temperatures and conditions.  Be sure to be prepared for these changes: Shipping delays – allow extra time when…

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Schad November Employee of the Month: Jim Saucier

November 28, 2017

Jim Saucier is a hardworking and very versatile craftsman who consistently stands out. He is talented and brings a strong work ethic and leadership skills with him to work every day. We would like to honor him as November employee of the month due to his recent safety intervention. When Jim observed an unsafe act occurring on…

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October Employee of the Month: Ann Varbanov

October 23, 2017

In the almost year and a half that Ann Varbanov has been with Schad she has shown great commitment to her job and the entire Schad team. She tackles everything that comes her way with a positive attitude and takes great care to make sure things are done the right way. No matter the project,…

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October Tip of the Month

Remember to keep refractory products dry during the rainy fall season The fall is officially upon us and as is common at this time of year, we should expect to see a lot of rain.  During the summer months, it is easy to take the warm dry weather for granted and in many cases you…

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