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Top Tips For Choosing a Refractory Contractor

Top Tips For Choosing a Refractory Contractor

Wondering how to choose a refractory contractor for your upcoming project? Choosing the right person for the job can be a challenge, especially because refractories are more complex than many people realize. [bctt tweet="With a variety of refractories to choose from,...

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How to Choose the Best Refractory Material

How to Choose the Best Refractory Material

While refractories are crucial to many industrial operations, the person charged with selecting the appropriate materials may not be a refractory expert. That can open the door for new or inexperienced refractory dealers to provide a product that may not be the best...

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Refractory Misconceptions That Could Cost You

Refractory Misconceptions That Could Cost You

Not every plant manager or industrial engineer is a refractory expert, nor do they need to be. However, without an expert on your team, it’s easy for mistakes to be made. If your industrial facility uses or needs to install refractories, there are certain...

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3 Reasons Industrial Furnace Cleaning is a Must

3 Reasons Industrial Furnace Cleaning is a Must

Industrial furnaces do a lot of work every day, and even one working properly will develop normal wear and tear. With regular maintenance and preventative care, your industrial furnace can be kept functioning efficiently, which minimizes downtime for major repairs and...

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A Brief History of TFL

A Brief History of TFL

TFL was built around the concept of improved customer service, responsiveness, and care.  Founded by Teddy Faun Laningham in 1977, TFL has always maintained a stellar reputation, and in today’s refractory marketplace, we’re able to dive deep into each customer’s...

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New Employee Spotlight: Lindsey Greenwell

New Employee Spotlight: Lindsey Greenwell

TFL is happy to welcome our newest employee to the team! Lindsey Greenwell will handle Inside Sales and Office Management. We've worked hard over many years to build a solid reputation upon a commitment to our customers and unmatched attention to detail. We know that...

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Refractory Tips: 5 Things Every Plant Manager Should Know

Refractory Tips: 5 Things Every Plant Manager Should Know

Refractories are a substantial investment, whether you’re managing a new construction or overseeing repair work. While refractory work might only be a small part of your construction project, the materials will protect your equipment, keep production online, and...

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The Essential Industrial Safety Guide

The Essential Industrial Safety Guide

Workplace safety goes beyond best practice guidelines and policies, requiring both management and staff to adhere to safety standards. The foundation of any successful industrial safety guide is empowered employees that are encouraged to identify unsafe behaviors or...

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The Many Uses of Refractory Ceramic Fiber

The Many Uses of Refractory Ceramic Fiber

Refractory ceramic fiber products have become invaluable in businesses that require operations and manufacturing processes that generate extremely high temperatures. They’re used both in direct contact with fire, and as insulation to retain heat in one place. [bctt...

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Your Guide to Full and Partial Refractory Relining

Your Guide to Full and Partial Refractory Relining

With the reinvigoration of the manufacturing industry around the country comes the need to renovate older industrial furnaces. Whether your facility needs a full or partial relining will depend on several factors, including the extent of damage and the materials used...

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