Nearly All Industrial Operations Perform In One of These Three Groups

Which Category Does Your Crew Operate?

Group F - "Fix It When It Fails."

They are always ready to add another patch. They seldom track and analyze their equipment operating and maintenance costs. When they are making their product, no thought is given to operating effectiveness, only reacting when it breaks.


Group F is happy to add yet another temporary patch to stop a material leak. But they never manage to move past their never ending emergency fire drill breakdowns on a daily basis.

But when operations suddenly stop, they throw their hands in the air and run to the phone and call someone to get here at once to fix it. They not only are the largest group; they also spend the highest amount of money attempting to maintain their equipment.

Group C - "We Can Maintain It Cheaply"

They are more realistic and do realize you get more production out of your equipment when you are nice to it. They understand some lubrication and filter change efforts help extend operating life and reduce the costs, compared to the “Fix It When It Fails“ group.

Many in this group have been groomed into taking pride on their ability to reduce costs by usually searching for the lowest price.


When your wear plate looks like this, the steel is far softer in the center than on the face of the steel plate, much like an Oreo Cookie. This is typical of inexpensive wear plate failures, leading to even more patches.

Group A – 'The Challengers"

People in this group rarely settle for ‘We Have Always Done It This Way’.

They realize there is likely a better way to do things. These people are always searching for innovative ways to conduct their business. They challenge themselves, and resist falling back to a "This is how we have always done it" mentality. Instead of looking at things the same way, they recognize what was acceptable yesterday may not be the best option today.


Group A always questions what could be possible if we tried something different. Rather than continuing to manhandle 225 Lb. castings for their drum wear liners, they designed a fabricated liner system using QT Plus ® through hardened steel.

These wear liners improved their equipment life from 12 to 18 months using the OEM castings; to over 60 months with the fabricated liner system at about the same initial cost.

Group A recognizes 80% of their breakdowns and operational challenges occur to 20% of their equipment. They realize getting control of their repeat critical headaches now, will permit time and budget to work on their important tasks in the future that currently are often pushed to the side currently.

Working with JADCO sales professionals can help you discover the true cause of your wear issues, rather than constantly dealing with the symptoms. Instead of looking at maintenance as a cost center, let JADCO show you how to maximize your ROI from your investment than you previously thought possible.

You can continue to operate as you always have. Or are you finally ready to take control of your wear plate challenges once and for all?

To achieve a dramatic improvement in your wear resistant steel applications, you don’t need the strength of Superman, or the reflexes of an Indy car driver. You simply need to know what to do.

Working together with JADCO sales professionals, you will improve your results far beyond your current level of performance.

JADCO’s QT Plus ® delivers greater wear performance IN YOUR WEAR APPLICATIONS than the myriad of AR400 wear steel you have previously used.

Being able to create wear resistant steel having the same hardness through the entire thickness of the plate; requires precisely controlled chemistry and careful heat treating.

Why Doesn’t Every Steel Company Make Their Wear Materials Last As Long As JADCO QT Plus ®?

The required attention to detail at the steel mill in Pennsylvania is actually available to anyone.

Yet most steel wear plate distributors choose to limit the proper quantities and percentages of these essential elements for the goal of a lower price.

They are planning to always sell you more of the same underperforming steel in a few months, happily stealing more of your hard earned profits.

For over the last 40 years JADCO has focused exclusively on delivering consistent, longer equipment life for our customers.

Now you understand why we are able to deliver better results to our customers. We think differently by strictly focusing to improve your current results.

Allow us to help you today by calling (724) 452-5252, or email

We will schedule a meeting with one of our local wear plate specialists at a time that best fits your schedule.

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

When your standard AR wear plate gives out, give JADCO a shout! (724) 452-5252