Working Smarter Not Harder In 2021

This time of year many people start making their New Year’s Resolutions.

I have heard a few people planning to work harder this coming year.

When asked why, they responded; “2020 was a bust for nearly everyone, and I have to do better”.

Working harder usually isn't the entire solution to your most frustrating steel wear related problems.

You need to work smarter, too.

Some of the hardest working people I've ever known, just continue digging themselves into deeper holes and worse situations.

And they respond by redoubling their efforts and putting in even more hard work. No wonder anxiety and depression are rampant in the USA.

The positive "sweat equity" outcomes in life and business; are most often the result of teamwork.

If you think about your best ever results are due to cooperation between your brain and muscles.

Simply thinking without acting accomplishes nothing: “Is there something better than AR400?”

Or just acting without thinking doesn’t improve your circumstances: “Order what we used the last time. I hope it will last longer this time.”

And both are recipes for disaster.

Take an opportunity to think about it. What are YOU best at doing?

Now think about how much time you waste on things that make no real difference. At best they deplete both your labor and budget resources. And still do not improve your results.

Make 2021 the year you make a difference and finally control your greatest wear challenges.

When you think critically, and collaborate with a JADCO wear plate expert to assure when you work hard; your new strategy will deliver the results you expected.

Only then is it time to roll up your sleeves and get to the physical work.

In hindsight it seems obvious.

Actually achieving positive real world results however; reveal how often this advice is ignored.


As Albert Einstein's definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.”

Here Are Three Steps To Immediately Start Working Smarter On Your Biggest Wear Challenges

Step One: Ask your production people what wear plate applications do they need to replace over and over?

Step Two: Review those applications and document the following:

1. How much production has been lost to this issue in 2020? What is that worth?

2. How much overtime has been devoted to fixing this challenge? What did that cost?

3. What wear plate have you used previously? And how long did it last?

4. Total items 1 thru 3 to see what this issue has actually cost you.

Step Three: Contact JADCO and have an experienced wear plate professional review these challenges with you. Together you will determine your best options to improve your results.

How Does This Simple Method Work?

Most of our customers who track this process are stunned when they see how much money and labor has been squandered over the last few years.


This infeed log deck used AR400 for 30 years. By working with us and only hanging the wear plate under the chains; he improved the same application to 10 years before it had to be replaced. This was with greater output - over 3,000 cords of wood per day for the last 15 years.

Can your wear plate match that performance?


They determined simply changing to the correct wear resistant steel saved their capital budget over $1,000,000.

This was determined because they did not having to buy additional steel another two times; along with the labor to remove and install the steel.

How much money can you conserve by installing the correct wear plate instead of continue replacing the same steel year after year?

Having the ability 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 Products Last As Long As JADCO QT Plus ®?

This attention to detail from the steel mill in Pennsylvania actually is available to anyone. Yet most steel wear plate distributors choose to limit the proper quantities of these essential elements with the goal of a lower price.

Over the last 40 years we have focused exclusively on delivering consistent, longer life for our customers.

Now you understand why we deliver better results for our customers. We think differently by focusing only on your 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 AR wear plate gives out, give JADCO a shout! (724) 452-5252