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03 Apr: Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement

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.

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01 Apr: What Happened to the Brick?

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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10 Mar: Aluminum Melting and Holding Furnaces

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.

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13 Jan: Growing Pains

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.

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06 Jan: Lifelong Learner: Never Stop Learning

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.

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06 Sep: Kaizen Events: Small Changes, Big Payoff

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?

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05 Aug: 5 Tips for Finding the Right Partner

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.