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April Employee of the Month: Cory Rash

April 19, 2021

Cory is April’s Employee of the Month because he has proven to be a leader in the field and is always focused on safety and hard work. Cory is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals and make the customers happy. His attention to detail, safety, and ownership of the projects he…

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Top Refractory Mistakes To Avoid

February 27, 2021

Many times during refractory installation or maintenance, we see simple mistakes or miscalculations that were made previous to the Schad team showing up. It’s often just an oversight, but that can lead to lost time, money, and efficiency. Below are some of the most common refractory mistakes we see. 1. Assuming all refractory materials work…

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January Employee of the Month: Ryan Mays

January 20, 2021

Ryan is January’s employee of the month because he has the experience necessary to lead by example and from the other end of a phone call. He is always willing to answer anyone’s questions and lend a hand where necessary. His experience, leadership, attitude, and work ethic make him an asset to Schad. 1. How…

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November Employee of the Month: Tim Maxson

December 2, 2020

Tim is a long-time Schad employee and November’s Employee of the Month! His dependability, strong work ethic, and versatile skill set make him a valuable tradesman. Tim is fun to work with and has a good attitude. He is never shy to intervene with a co-worker when it comes to safety and production on job-sites….

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October Employee of the Month: Ann Varbanov

November 2, 2020

Ann is October’s Employee of the Month because she always takes pride in her work and it shows. She is fun to have around the office and is social and gets to know everybody. Her role as Compliance Coordinator requires her to be involved with each area of the company including project managers, field staff,…

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August Employee of the Month: Travis Kifer

September 2, 2020

Travis is August’s employee of the month because of his willingness to answer whatever call comes his way. He is exceptionally agreeable, making it a pleasure to work with him. He always brings a positive attitude and is a team player. 1. How long have you worked with Schad? I started in March 2020. 2….

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July Employee of the Month: Brandon and Tyler

July 30, 2020

Brandon Gray and Tyler Jacobs understand the importance of not letting the team down. They see the big picture of what we are trying to accomplish at Schad and understand how important it is to focus on solutions, rather than problems. They both understand that they have room to grow and they are good at…

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Schad June Employee of the Month: Brad Shoff

July 8, 2020

Brad’s relationship with Schad started back in 2013 when he was working full time in its Detroit warehouse. He was a full-time warehouseman and CDL driver. He has taken the valuable knowledge that he gained in the warehouse and has parlayed that into a successful field career. He always picks up the phone and answers…

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Different Applications of Refractory Materials

July 2, 2020

In order to find the perfect refractory for every application, refractory manufacturers use a variety of different materials. By using special blends and compositions, companies like Schad are able to find custom solutions for every project and installation. Common Refractory Materials Aluminum Oxide Silicon Oxide Magnesium Oxide Calcium Oxide Fireclay Zirconia (good very hot temperatures)…

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