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. Ashleigh Walters will continue as President of Onex Inc., and Drew Walters as Vice President. Onex, Inc. is a woman-owned business built on our commitment to customer-focused solutions. Drew and Ashleigh plan to expand Onex’s Blue Diamond Furnace division into a full service industrial furnace OEM.
While the majority of our work is done within 4-5-hour radius of our regional offices of 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.
Vision: Restore manufacturing to be the machine of the American economy.
Mission: To creatively solve problems and support manufacturing for the greater prosperity of our employees, clients and communities.
Treat others politely and professionally and have respect for other’s views, opinions and ideas.
Approach challenging situations as an opportunity for growth and have a true passion in anything you pursue.
Have a willingness to accomplish duties of their positions and dedicated to getting the job done.
Having the advanced ability to assess a situation, think outside the box to innovate new ways to accomplish existing tasks and approach goals.
Assist clients with their needs and provide useful assistance to co-workers to accomplish overall company goals.
Follow strong moral principles and be honest at all times.
Achieves tasks with thoroughness and accuracy. Provide accurate and consistent data when required.
Process of equipping people with the tools, knowledge, and opportunities they need to fully develop themselves to be effective in their commitment to themselves, the company, and their work.
917 Bacon Street
Erie, PA 16511
1308 Main Street
Crescent, PA 15046