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Case Study: Aluminum Reverb Furnace Refractory Repair

November 29, 2019

In January 2019, Schad completed two large aluminum reverb furnace relines for a single customer at two facilities, one in the Northern Great Lakes and one in Kentucky.    While the scopes of work were similar, the way they were performed, as well as their geographies, were quite different.  One of the furnaces was planned well…

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Emergency Refractory Repair in Detroit

November 18, 2019

Learn how Schad Refractory responded to two emergencies in less than 24 hours, and helped customers resume operations.  In February 2019, Schad was challenged with the task of mobilizing two emergency jobs in the same weekend.   As the week wound down and Schad’s employees began thinking of how they would spend their upcoming weekend, the…

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Schad October Employee of the Month: Zelius Morrow

November 11, 2019

MEET  ZELIUS MORROW Zelius is Schad’s October employee of the month because of his dependability and willingness to do whatever the company or project needs. He is willing to travel, work days or nights, he works safely, follows instructions from the crew leaders, and takes pride in making a solid contribution to the team on…

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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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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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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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