The first comment to the above statement is usually: “I’m not operating as much, so shouldn’t the refractory last as long, or longer, than when we we’re running full out?” The answer is usually no.
Like many of you, we have experienced up and down cycles. During these challenging times, it is appropriate to reflect on what has been most effective over the long term. A few ideas that we always come back to are a commitment to continuous improvement, process optimization, and lean principles overall.
During the past 40 years in the refractory industry, I have seen, and been part of the continuing effort to develop monolithic refractories as the go to product for most of the heat intensive industries. However, there are still applications where brick is a better choice.
Welcome back to Onex’s blog series on our Blue Diamond Industrial Furnaces. If you have been keeping up with this blog, then you already know that Onex is recognized in the industry for a wide range of services, from refractory to combustion services to precast shapes.
When I was in the 2nd grade, my legs would hurt so bad from growing pains that my mom would have to rub them so I could fall asleep at night. Personal growth hurts whether it is physical or emotional pain. When you are learning something new, it is uncomfortable.
For as long as I can remember I have been a lifelong learner…improving bit by bit, day by day. My mom was a stay-at-home mom so I did not officially attend preschool but I did have a lot of learning opportunities.
In Erie, PA, we’re starting to feel the chill of winter this year! And although it may be cold outside, Onex’s has a few other reasons for turning on the heat this season.
Hello, reader! Welcome to our newest blog series about Onex’s Blue Diamond Industrial Furnaces. In this series, we will take the opportunity to share what we know and have learned over 40 years designing, building, and servicing industrial furnaces.
As manufacturers, many of you are no doubt familiar with the term “Kaizen” and some of you
may even have “Kaizen events”. But not everyone knows the theory behind this workplace methodology. So, what exactly is Kaizen, and why does it matter?
Like people, businesses do not operate in a vacuum. They interact and depend on relationships with others; including customers, employees, suppliers, even friendly competitors. Often these business relationships can be the key to long term success.