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Does Your Comfort Zone Disregard Crisis Anticipation?

Nearly everyone resists change. Left to our own choices, most people prefer to stay within their comfort zone. Welcome to this week's Wear Plate Wednesday.

Dealing with one unanticipated crisis after another is a major cause of wasted time and money in industry.

The only way to stop operating in firefighter mode and finally get ahead of the game. This means scheduling time to anticipate what could potentially fail before it happens. This will allow you to determine an action plan so everyone knows what they are to do when disaster strikes.

This requires your team to brainstorm and identify potential disasters lurking in your facility.

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This shows the results of a failed bearing on a 16” diameter shaft on a paper mill machine. The shaft needed to be welded up to fill grooves up to 1.5” deep worn into the shaft. What steps could have prevented this catastrophic failure?

It is important to determine which failures will have the greatest negative impact. This can deliver clarity to identify which project will benefit most from capital or maintenance budgets.

When a disaster strikes, rational thought is seldom employed. Knee jerk reactions are often implemented rather than consideration of improved performance.

Is Now The Time For Change?

Usually something has to happen to finally drive someone out of their comfy space and take action.

Most people don’t find the courage to make a decision until things are so bad they're forced to take action.


Courage is life’s way of giving you a challenge, because you now have no other option.


Life’s adversities and challenges help you develop stamina, endurance, mental and physical strength. Do you have the courage today to find better performance?

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Here is the same shaft ready for machining after 2 men welded continuously together for 9 hours to build it back up. If your vendor can’t help a loyal customer when you really need it, look for someone who will help.

Take a moment right now, and ask yourself: “What is stopping me from getting what I want?”

• You may be afraid to make the wrong decision.

• Are you in an environment that isn’t helpful?

• Are you uncertain who to trust with this challenge?

• Do you currently lack the necessary capabilities?

Whatever is holding you back, working on your unique application with a JADCO trained professional; you can identify the real stumbling block. Then together we can work towards transforming them from an obstacle into an asset.

The best way to utilize this partnership is to take your thinking to the next level. Then you will discover ideas and methodologies you weren’t aware of, or did not know was an option.

Together you will determine how to execute a plan to not treat the symptoms, but address the cause of the problem.
You have the capability to do more and become more when you have the right team working beside you.
At JADCO we are always focused on your best interests.


There is no mystery when you focus exclusively on delivering consistent, longer life for our customers over the last 40 years.

Now you understand why JADCO’s 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 sales@jadcomfg.com 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.