Are Your Wear Plate Efforts Efficient or Effective?

I recently had a birthday and received a small handmade card from my 93 year old Mother. She recalled the saying from a card she received previously; and the saying resonates well today.

What ever you do,
Do with all your might.
For things only half done,
Are seldom done right.

This message brought to mind the difference between Efficient and Effective for today's 'Wear Plate Wednesday' blog post.

Here are the definitions from

Efficient (adj.) – Performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort.
Effective (adj.) – Adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result.

The real difference between effective and efficient on the job is:

Being efficient is about doing things right.

Being effective is about doing the right things to get the result.

Perhaps you are diligently working on a project and complete it promptly, that is working efficiently.

However if that project was not as important as a more difficult task you were not as interested in doing, your work was not effective.

When determining which projects to tackle first, always evaluate your target results. The project that delivers the greatest payback for your labor and budget investment, is the one you must complete first.

Planning an upcoming maintenance shut down requires allocating resources for maximum effectiveness.

Which will be more useful?

While the Covid-19 virus will not infect wear plate, the effect it has on today’s economy cannot be overstated.

Bottom Line: Your maintenance and capital budgets are tighter than ever. Your replacement wear resistant steel choices must carefully selected.

JADCO’s QT Plus ® through hardened steel is the Go-To choice for heavy industry to control impact and abrasion wear.


Haul Truck Bed Liners have more impact and Abrasion wear than nearly any other application. It is just one example where JADCO QT Plus ® succeeds where others fail rapidly.

I see many bright people who continue to use AR400 for years, while always complaining about it not lasting a full season. Yet they keep reordering the same material, and remain unhappy about always getting the same results.

At JADCO we understand you don't buy wear plate because you need wear plate.

You invest in the correct wear resistant steel to secure longer equipment life.

JADCO sales professionals focus on delivering results FOR YOUR APPLICATIONS.

Unlike other steel salespeople, we are not simply trying to get an order today. We ask more questions than most vendors, to make certain we do not duplicate what you have tried previously.

We strive to improve your performance and deliver results. No excuses – period.

When you have focused exclusively on delivering consistent, longer life for our customer for the last 40 years; you understand why JADCO’s QT Plus ® is able to deliver greater performance in your applications than what you have been using previously.

Allow us to help you by calling (724) 452-5252, or email today. We will schedule a meeting with one of our local wear plate specialists at a time that best fits your schedule requirements.

Remember, the only thing you have to lose by not working with JADCO, are your profits.