Onex began in 1966 as a refractory distributor to the local foundries in the Erie, PA area. Then, in the 1980’s, Onex branched out to serve the heat-treating industries by becoming a “one stop shopping” source and a solutions provider for its growing extensive customer base. In 1992, our reach broadened even more as we started building furnaces under our Blue Diamond Furnaces Brand.
On January 1st, 2018, Drew and Ashleigh Walters became majority owners of the company which they purchased from Drew’s father Ric Walters. Ashleigh Walters was named President of Onex and Drew Walters as Vice President. On July 15, 2020 they, decide to sell the business to their employees in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to enhance company culture and solidify Onex’s future.
While the majority of our work is done within 4-5-hour radius of our regional offices located in Erie and Pittsburgh, we have successfully completed projects across the entire United States, including Alaska, and have also subcontracted on international projects.
We are staffed with many experienced professionals to provide technical knowledge for your industrial furnace related needs. Our commitment to providing unique and cost effective solutions to optimize processes and eliminate waste in your total value stream by delivering exceptional value and producing high quality products. Give our experts a call to let us develop ideas that benefit your operation, support your production process, and contribute to savings goals with a professional focus on the Total Cost of Ownership.
Mission Statement: To creatively solve problems and support manufacturing for the greater prosperity of our clients, business, and communities.
Vision Statement: To restore manufacturing to be the machine of the American economy again.
You matter. I matter. What we do together matters.
New solutions start with new ideas.
Take chances but continually learn from our mistakes.
There is satisfaction in hard work. Good things come with effort.
We are a family. We rely upon each other. Kindness costs nothing.
917 Bacon Street
Erie, PA 16511
1308 Main Street
Crescent, PA 15046