Refraco

This month’s Stellar Spotlight shines on one of Stellar Materials’ newest strategic partners, Groupe Réfraco.

Date: 05 Janvier 2010

Stellar Spotlight:
Groupe Réfraco

Groupe Réfraco offers a broad product range of products and services connected to the sector of refractory materials. They are a manufacturer of parts and refractory equipment related primarily to aluminum. They also carry out the design of new parts. The engineering capabilities of Réfraco are excellent in providing their customers turnkey installations and their quality in manufacturing is second to none.

In 2005, Stellar Materials Vice President Jean Tremblay had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Alain Pineault (President) and Eric Ferguson, the Director of Engineering for Groupe Réfraco at the TMS Conference & Exhibition. They became fast friends when Eric found out Jean was born in Chicoutimi and could even speak (poor) French.

Thermbond’s unique properties coupled with Réfraco’s engineering expertise and manufacturing capabilities (e.g. launder shapes), drew Réfraco to Thermbond Products.

Manufacturing blocks and precast shapes for the Aluminum, Cement and Petrochemical Industries is a large portion of Réfraco’s business. Thermbond’s fast-setting, no bake-out characteristics are very beneficial to them in these markets. Thermbond’s quick turnaround and ability to bond to old refractory is another advantage for them during furnace repair. Thermbond’s resistance to oxide penetration in Aluminum furnaces decreases daily maintenance of the furnace, saving the customer time.

In 2008, Stellar Materials and Réfraco formed a strategic partnership to supply their respective customers with the best of both worlds, utilizing Réfraco’s in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities along with the advantages of Thermbond refractory materials.

« We at Stellar materials are very proud of achieving a strategic alliance with Groupe Réfraco. Our mutual expertise will provide great value to Réfraco’s market,» says Jean Tremblay.

Refraco will be present at the Aluminium Exhabition 2010 in Essen, Germany from 14th to 16th sept. 2010. Stand G30 and 2A17

Date: 02 Septembre 2010

 

Mr. Jean-Benoît Pineault (sales director) will be there to greet you and present with our products and solutions. Welcome to stand G30 and 2A17 to meet us or you can contact us for an appointment. Hope to see you in Essen in September.

 

Refraco will be present at TMS 2011 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, U.S.A. from 27th Feb. to 3rd Mar. 2011.

Date: 22 Février 2011

Mr. Jean-Benoît Pineault (Vice-President Sales and Operations) and Mr. Eric Ferguson (Product Development Director) will be there to greet you and present with our products and solutions. Please e-mail us at jbp@refraco.com and xu.yang@refraco.com to arrange an appointment with our expertises.  Hope to see you in San Diego soon.

 

Visit us at the ALUMINIUM VALLEY IN BUSINESS 2011

Date: 11 Mars 2011

Visit us at Stand 40 at Aluminium Valley in Business 2011 in University of Quebec in Chicoutimi from 10th May to 12th May 2011. Refraco will be there to greet you and present with our products and solutions.  Welcome to Chicoutimi and see you soon.

 

Visit us at the 31st INTERNATIONAL THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY CONFERENCE 2011

Date: 16 Juin 2011

 

Visit us at Stand of Refraco at 31st International Thermal Conductivity Conference 2011 in Convention Center of Le Montagnais Hotel in Saguenay from 26th June to 30th June 2011. Refraco will be there to greet you and present with our products and solutions.  Welcome to Saguenay and see you soon.

 

Refraco will be present at the ALUMINIUM INDIA 2011

Date: 02 Novembre 2011

Mr. Eric Ferguson (Director Development Products) and Mr. Xu Yang (Director Commerce & Marketing) will be present at the ALUMINIUM INDIA 2011 at stand B33 from 9th November to 12th November 2011 to greet you and present with our products and solutions. Please e-mail us at eric.ferguson@refraco.com and xu.yang@refraco.com to arrange an appointment with our expertises.  Hope to see you in Mumbai soon.

Visit us at the ARABAL ALUMINIUM CONFERENCE 2011

Date: 09 Novembre 2011


Visit us at Booth 2 at ARABAL Aluminium Conference 2011 in Grand Hyatt Muscat from 13th November to 16th November 2011. Refraco will be there to greet you and present with our products and solutions. We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Thank you for visiting our booth at Arabal Aluminium Conference in Oman

Date: 13 Janvier 2012

Refraco wishes you a successful new year 2012. See you at next Arabal Conference in November in Qatar!

Refraco will be present at TMS 2012 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, March 11-15 2012.

Date: 14 Février 2012

Mr. Jean-Benoît Pineault (Vice-President Sales and Operations) and Mr. Mike Dandenault (Technical Representative) will be there to greet you and present with our products and solutions. Please e-mail us at jbp@refraco.com and md@refraco.com to arrange an appointment with our expertises.  Hope to see you in Orlando soon.

Mr. Bob Rae, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Visits Refraco

Date: 27 Février 2012

Last Thursday February 23rd 2012, Mr. Bob Rae, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, has honored us with his visit of Groupe Refraco Inc. manufacturing plant and head offices in Saguenay. Our President, Mr. Alain Pineault, and the Vice-President Sales & Operations, Mr. Jean-Benoît Pineault, have shown him around presenting him our manufacturing methods, products and equipment. During his visit, he also met some of Refraco head office employees who had a great time exchanging some words with him. He declared himself happy with his visit, and proud to see a strong growing industrial SME.

Video (in French only)

                                      

HSE AWARD for REFRACO!

Date: 13 Avril 2012

The annual 2012 Excellence Gala organized by the RTA Regional Committee for Contractors Management was held on March 16th 2012 at the Holiday Inn Jonquière.  This event is designed to reward the best HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) performances among RTA contractors that have been working in their Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean plants in 2011. 

This time again, Refraco stood out among local contractors by receiving the Excellence Prize in the category Operations Support.

We are really proud of this result. Safety is a constant concern in our business sector and we know how hard you have been working to achieve this level of performance. It is a reward to your day-to-day efforts and to a great team work.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THIS OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AND AWARD.

R.M.E.'s second anniversary celebration

Date: 30 Avril 2014

Sunday, April 20th that Refraco Middle East celebrated its second anniversary of operations. The event was held inIt was on  the Ballroom of the Hotel Crown Plaza, in Sohar. Guests shared a great meal, games and animation and a photo-montage shown on a large screen.

The employees were able to enjoy some good time away from their work . To add to the good cheer, some Canadian workers wore the traditional Dishdash (long sleeved robe) much to the enjoyment of their fellow Omani workers. About forty people were present.

In conclusion, it was a great evening, as many photographs do attest. Thank you to our organizers and presenters: Said Nasser Al Hosni and Majeed Al Jabri.

 

 

 

 

 

Refraco has been present in the refractory’s market for primary and secondary aluminum transformation since 1995 in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. This region practically gave birth to the industry and still plays an important role in Aluminum research in Canada.

We also fabricate parts and turn-key systems for smelters, the mining industry, and high temperature, and aggressive environment industries. Our knowledge of refractory materials allows us to produce complex parts that will be subjected to thermal and mechanical shocks at very high temperatures. The Refraco parts are hailed the world over for the quality of their raw materials, the expertise used to make them, and the rendering of the surfaces of the fabricated parts.

For more information about the activities, and the different corporate aspects of Refraco, we invite you to consult the corresponding pages. If you wish to receive more precise information, contact us! We will be happy to your questions.

With Refraco you are at the source of solutions.

 
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