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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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Schad February Employee of the Month: Joe Glass

MEET JOE GLASS Joe is Schad’s February employee of the month because he is highly motivated and always goes above and beyond his job duties.  He always has a positive attitude and never complains regardless of the job.  Joe consistently puts Schad’s interest first and never says no to a job. 1. How long have…

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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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