News

IFCO Continues Operations at Wastewater Treatment Plants during COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Governor Cuomo's latest update deems all water and wastewater construction projects as essential. IFCO continues to provide services to essential goverment entities, while adhering to all necessary safety measures.

IFCO's Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic, Updated

March 30, 2020

During this difficult time in the world due to COVID-19, Industrial Furnace Company is continuing to support our friends in the water and wastewater industry. Because of our frequent need for "around the clock" processing, IFCO is here to ensure any issues, small and large, will have our help in the form of any resources we can provide.

PFAS Overview

March 30, 2020

There has been a lot of information in the news about PFAS, and Industrial Furnace Co, Inc. continues to stay at the forefront of this issue. Please see attached for IFCO's presentation about PFAS and the ideal treatment for these "forever chemicals".

IFCO's Essential Operations Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020

New York State’s Governor Cuomo Executive Order 202.6 prohibits all businesses from having their employees work on-site during the COVID-19 outbreak unless their business is considered ‘essential.’  The services that IFCO provides qualify as essential and life sustaining because we support the following critical areas:

  • Utilities including power generation, fuel supply, and transmission
  • Public water, sewage, and wastewater
  • Airports
  • Industrial specialty construction
  • Manufacturing in Mining
  • Primary Metal Manufacturing
  • Paper Manufacturing

IFCO continues its commitment to keeping our employees, vendors, suppliers, business partners, and the general public safe during the evolving conditions related to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor our operations plan and will be ready to make changes if needed to ensure everyone’s safety.

Please see the attachment to view the details of IFCO's Operational Plan during COVID-19 pandemic.

IFCO Provides MACT Training in Alaska

February 13, 2020

IFCO’s Mike Hilton and Timothy Quandt did MACT SSI Training at the Alaska Water and Waste Water Utility in Anchorage Alaska.  IFCO also provided services to review the Plant’s current incineration process and then provide a report in recommended improvements. 

IFCO Mourns Passing of Ron Valion

January 24, 2020

Industrial Furnace Company is mourning the passing of its valued employee- Ron Valion.  Ron passed away on 1/22/2020.  He was just two weeks shy of what would have been his 62nd birthday.  Ron started with Industrial Furnace Company in August of 1990.  He was a hard-working, dedicated employee who became one of our top masons.  He often traveled with Pee Wee Grant’s crews in the 90’s.  At Eastman Kodak, Ron was always admired for his work by Max Lill.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the Valion family.  Ron will surely be missed by his family at Industrial Furnace Company.    

Safety Training for IFCO Employees

December 30, 2019

Industrial Furnace Company provided safety training to its NY-based employees on Friday 12/27/19.  Employees were trained by the Red Cross in CPR and 1st Aid.  In addition, they were also trained on Confined Space Rescue Operations.  If requested, Industrial Furnace Company can provide staffing and equipment to do rescue services for its employees when working inside confined space environments.

Did you know?

December 23, 2019

Industrial Furnace Company has field crews with expertise in repairing sectional boilers. 

IFCO Installs Caustic System

October 15, 2019

Industrial Furnace Company just completed an installation of a fully-automated Caustic Skid to monitor and regulate the pH for a scrubber discharge water. This system was required by the EPA to comply to SSI MACT Regulations.

IFCO Completes System Integrator Training

October 9, 2019

Michael Shaw has finished all the training and requirements for Industrial Furnace Company, Inc to become a System Integrator for Ignition by Inductive Automation

 

Chris Johnston, Foundry Division Manager, Parts and Castings

September 15, 2019

After working for Industrial Furnace Company for over 30 years, Tom Brennan has retired and Chris Johnston is taking over as the Foundry Division Manager, Parts and Castings. Tom has continued part-time to help Chris as he transitions into his new role. Industrial Furnace Company is excited to see Chris take over this department, and also sends best wishes to Tom in his retirement!

IFCO at AMG's Groundbreaking Ceremony

August 29, 2019

IFCO’s Mike Hilton and Jim Lill attended AMG Vanadium’s Groundbreaking celebration for its new Zanesville Plant, located in Muskingum County, Ohio. The ceremony was attended by ~100 federal, state, and local elected officials, business and civic leaders, customers, and supplier partners of AMG. With the addition of the new plant, AMG Vanadium will essentially double its spent catalyst recycling capacity and ferroalloy production. 

 

Floor Rehab

July 24, 2019

This is one of 6 basins where we are rehabilitating the floor to each of these large vaults in the ground. Each basin is approximately 6300 sq.ft. in size.  

Working underground, we are removing 2 inches of the old failing grout, and replacing it with an ultra strong polymer concrete that is extremely durable (i.e. 18,000 psi compressive strength) but also chemically resistant throughout its entire thickness. 

 

Annual MSHA-OSHA Training Completed

July 23, 2019

NY-based Industrial Furnace Company employees completed their annual MSHA-OSHA refresher training today at our Rochester office location. 

Did you know?

July 16, 2019

Did you know that our field crews can provide rescue services for any confined space work environment? Since 2017, our personnel are trained on how to use the necessary equipment to rescue someone from a confined space.  Our equipment is inspected as needed, and our staff completes the required annual re-training.