"Please tell all the people in the background that we are impressed and thankful for them".


"With all our locations always up and running smoothly, Beavercreek, Dayton, Columbus, Perrysburg, Louisville, Just wanted to take a minute to let you know that we are impressed with your staff and that they are always on the job. It is nice to have Eaton Helpdesk onboard as our IT team."


The Schaefer Group, Inc.

Frank W. Schaefer, Inc (FWS) started business as a refractory contractor in 1930, and began designing and manufacturing industrial furnaces in 1945. In the early 1970’s, FWS’s aluminum furnace business grew large enough that it became necessary to form two divisions within the company: A Refractory Sales and Service Division and an Industrial Furnace Division. In 1998, the Industrial Furnace Division was separated from FWS, Inc to form a new company, Schaefer Furnaces, Inc (SFI). A combining of these two related companies took place in late 2002, forming The Schaefer Group, Inc. Two strong traditions are recombined, with the FWS Division providing exceptional refractory sales and service work and the SFI Division providing the best aluminum furnaces and molten metal delivery systems available.

Donald McCready
The Schaefer Group, Inc.