The refractory business used to be one where manufacturers made the product and distributors, or contractor installers sold the product….
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.
Providing refractory and combustion options to the cremation industry.
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.
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