onex inc

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03 Apr: Efficiency & Process Optimization

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: Don’t Forget 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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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.