This month’s Stellar Spotlight shines on one of Stellar Materials’ newest strategic partners, Groupe Réfraco.
Date: 05 Janvier 2010
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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
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
Visit us at the ALUMINIUM VALLEY IN BUSINESS 2011
Date: 11 Mars 2011
Visit us at the 31st INTERNATIONAL THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY CONFERENCE 2011
Date: 16 Juin 2011
Refraco will be present at the ALUMINIUM INDIA 2011
Date: 02 Novembre 2011
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. 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.
Date: 03 Avril 2013
Mr. Jean-Benoit Pineault, Vice-President and General Manager of Réfraco, is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Desbiens, at the position of Account Manager for the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Region.
Mr. Desbiens has extensive experience in the industrial technical sales field, where he has been working for over 10 years. Focused on technical problems solving and customer satisfaction oriented, his mission will be to support you in the realization of your refractory turnkey projects, requiring advanced expertise and specific products.
For questions or information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Martin Desbiens, at the following address: martin.desbiens @ refraco.com
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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.