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Schad January Employee of the Month: Paul Brant

January 28, 2019

MEET PAUL BRANT During his time at Schad, Paul has exhibited many characteristics that make him a valuable and dependable member of the Schad team.  Paul has a strong work ethic and a willingness to do whatever is asked.  He has also exhibited a commitment to skill development and has gained skills and experience at…

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

MEET DENNIS GENTILE With loads of experience in the industrial construction industry and a family tradition of hard work and strong values, Dennis Gentile had a strong work ethic and a lot of problem-solving ability when he started at Schad, but he has had a lot to learn about the refractory industry during the past…

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

December 19, 2018

MEET JIM CHOATE JR. Joining Schad full-time in 2007 after completing his education at Western Michigan University, Jim Choate, Jr., has served in many roles within the organization. During college, he spent summers in the company’s fabrication shop and upon graduation gained employment with a large trucking company. Since joining the team full-time eleven years…

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Schad December Employee of the Month: Brian Shaffer

MEET BRIAN SHAFFER Brian “Bird” Shaffer has been with Schad for several years.  He brings a strong work ethic to his job and does not hesitate to develop and use new skills.  He has put in a lot of hard work and time on the road for Schad and for that the company is grateful.  He…

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Re-Heat Furnace Rebuild in Ohio

November 26, 2018

In mid-October Schad began work on a re-heat furnace re-build project at a Northeastern Ohio steel mill. The project included replacement of refractory materials throughout the furnace including those in the hearth, extractor piers, burner walls, and roof.  Schad also installed insulation shapes on all of the new furnace skid pipes. In order to meet…

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How we Relined a 60-ton Channel Induction Furnace in Tennessee

In late October 2018, Schad completed the total reline of a 60-ton channel induction furnace at a Tennessee iron foundry. Planning the reline Our scope of work included: Removing old refractory materials Applying new refractory materials Drying out the newly applied material Ramming the inductor prior to furnace placement For this project, we had the…

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SCHAD – THE NEXT GENERATION

November 19, 2018

MEET MATT KUDERIK Joining the Schad team as a Project Manager in mid-2015, Matt Kuderik has worked tirelessly during the past three and a half years to build a client base, establish himself as a leader within the organization, and ensure that he builds a reputation for himself and the company that is second to…

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Schad November Employee of the Month: Bret Janow

November 14, 2018

MEET BRET JANOW Bret is November’s Employee of the Month because of his commitment to meeting job deadlines, working safely, and helping his fellow co-workers.  Bret shows up on time everyday ready to work.  He is also able to cut ceramic fiber blanket like nobody’s business!  1. How long have you worked with Schad? I…

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November Tip of the Month

WINTER IS COMING! It’s that time of year again where we must concern ourselves with cold weather.  In the refractory industry, this change in conditions creates concerns for both worker safety as well as the installation quality of refractory materials.  So be sure to dress appropriately, be mindful of slippery surfaces, and follow these tips…

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Waste Incinerator Refractory Installation

July 23, 2018

In December 2016, Schad Refractory was hired by a chemical disposal company in Chicago for a refractory installation. The technology used by the company disposes of various waste products and produces clean, useful recycled products and chemicals. To complete the project, we installed refractory materials in a Plasma Enhanced Melter (PEM), thermal reactor (TRC), and…

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