IFCO 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 IFCO 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 IFCO.
IFCO 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, IFCO can provide staffing and equipment to do rescue services for its employees when working inside confined space environments.
IFCO has field crews with expertise in repairing sectional boilers.
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.
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’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.
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.
NY-based Industrial Furnace Company employees completed their annual MSHA-OSHA refresher training today at our Rochester office location.
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.
Industrial Furnace Company is very thankful to be partnered with Land Science these past few years, and to be part of their environmental remediation projects and vapor barrier solutions. More than just beautiful epoxy flooring systems, they more importantly provide a redevelopment solution by making former contaminated buildings now safe for future occupants.
Industrial Furnace Company can provide preventive maintenance services on Pasteurization and Digester Gas Flares at Waste Water Treatment Plants. The work scope provides a complete checkout and servicing on the equipment and instruments for the entire system plus a written report with photos that lists current and future concerns.
Roby has been promoted to Regional Manager for IFCO’s and ISCO’s New York Projects. Roby replaces Chris Johnston. Chris is transitioning to the role of IFCO’s Foundry and Parts Manager, which was previously held for many years by Tom Brennan. Roby will also serve as IFCO’s Quality Control & Safety Manager. This new position will have Roby monitoring all projects near to the NY office but also ensuring field employees are properly trained, obeying all proper work permit procedures, and then documenting these efforts.
IFCO is excited to see how Roby performs in this position.
Industrial Furnace Company does boiler preventative maintenance services. Now that it’s officially the summer season, let IFCO’s skilled personnel get your boilers serviced and tuned up for the next heating season.