Thomas Arbanas the President of Du-Co

Please join with us as a company and celebrate as Thomas Arbanas the President of Du-Co celebrates 30 years with the company!

Some of you may not be aware of how he rose through the ranks from the Mixing and Press Room Supervisor, QA Manager, Sales Engineer, V.P. of Engineering, V.P. of Sales and Engineering to his current position of President of Du-Co. He makes it a point to bring this to the attention of new hires to demonstrate just how ripe for opportunity Du-Co really is. Tom has an open door policy and welcomes feedback and questions. He fosters respect from all with his ability to get into the trenches. He can often be found on the plant floor tracking down information, working with the supervisors or pitching in when they are out. Tom is instrumental in the running of Du-Co but will be the first one to ask for input from colleagues in order to collaborate and bring about a decision that is in the best interest of Du-Co. Please take a moment when you see Tom in the next few weeks to congratulate him on his 30 years with Du-Co. Thank you Tom for all your hard work, the behind the scenes tasks, the weekends, evenings and other innumerable ways that you have and continue to strive to improve and build on the wonderful legacy of Du-Co Ceramics.  

Tim Allshouse

Congratulations to Tim Allshouse on his Retirement!

After 45 years Tim has decided to retire and spend more time with his family, especially those grandbabies! We have been very blessed to have enjoyed the last 45 years with Tim. He has been an asset to Du-Co, but he is also just a wonderful person. He has been a loyal employee, generous and loving person in general and an all-around humble and hardworking guy. We are so happy for him to take this next step in his journey, but also are sad to see him go. We are so thankful for you Tim, enjoy your retirement!

Adam Pawlowicz

Please join us in congratulating Adam Pawlowicz on his promotion to Quality Control Technician on 9/26!

Adam began his career at Du-Co Ceramics at the end of August 2021 like so many others do, working diligently at the kiln exit end and making it into the Union after meeting his probationary period. Shortly thereafter, an upcoming retirement opened up a spot in the lab and the opportunity soon seemed to point to Adam. A promotion offer was made, training commenced, and the next thing you know Adam was officially joining the management team as a Lab Technician by the end of September 2022. Opportunities are everywhere at Du-Co as Adam can attest to finding one that fits him well.

As if a promotion wasn’t exciting enough, Adam and his long-time girlfriend just purchased their first home. Now Adam’s commute to Du-Co is even shorter, further exhibiting his continued commitment to a long and successful career with us. Adam will tell you that he loves political science, studying the subject during his time away from work and even manages to squeeze in his love of cooking, hiking, and working out in his free time.

Penn State Visits Du-Co Ceramics

We had the pleasure of hosting a large group of aspiring Materials Scientists as well as their Professors from Penn State University. We enjoyed a wonderful day with the students as we took them on a guided tour through our facility. They were a wonderful group that were engaged in the information and provided insightful questions. We are hopeful this real world peek into manufacturing will help them as they choose their future paths.

Du-Co Ceramics Company Acquires Mitronics Products

Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, USA 10/24/2022 – Du-Co Ceramics Company acquired Mitronics
Products, a supplier of choice for ceramic electric insulators, metalized steatite bushings, and
ceramic-metal assemblies for over 50 years. Mitronics Products has long been a valued
customer of Du-Co Ceramics and the two companies have shared a great relationship for many
years. This acquisition will enhance the opportunities for Du-Co Ceramics to serve its customers
by adding the product lines offered by Mitronics Products to the components currently
produced and shipped all over the globe.

Product lines previously produced and shipped out of the Mitronics Products headquarters in
Gillette, New Jersey will be transferred to Du-Co Ceramics Company’s Monroe, NC facility. Du-
Co Ceramics will continue to produce the Mitronics Products components, the highest quality
ceramic insulators and assembles on the market, with an emphasis on Metalized Steatite
Bushings, Hermetic Ceramic-to-Metal Assemblies and Glazed Steatite Insulators.

About Du-Co Ceramics Company – Du-Co Ceramics Company is a manufacturer of technical
ceramic products serving the global market of customers requiring precision made ceramic
components produced from a variety of ceramic materials for a wide range of applications. Du-
Co Ceramics Company operates two ISO 9001 certified production facilities located
in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania and Monroe, North Carolina.

Ceramics Expo

2022 Ceramics Expo

Another successful Ceramics Expo! August 30 – 31, 2022 Du-Co Ceramics exhibited at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland for the annual Ceramics Expo. This was a wonderful time of networking and keeping in touch with many of our wonderful customers. We enjoyed our time with our representatives from Mexico (Leslie and Ariel Olivares – TEC-REP S.A. DE C.V.) and took some time to connect with other exhibitors in the ceramics industry.

Ceramics Expo
Welcome Paul Jones, Process Engineer

Welcome Paul Jones, Process Engineer – Materials Manager.

Please welcome Paul Jones, he joined us at the very end of June as our new Process Engineer – Materials Manager. He recently finished up his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Material Science. Previously, a manufacturing engineer, Paul’s experience and education has allowed him to jump right in to his role as Process Engineer – Materials Manager here at Du-Co. We are excited to have Paul’s expertise added to our team and are looking forward to his role in our continuous improvement efforts.

Derek Adams

Welcome Derek Adams, Industrial Automation Engineer.

Please join me in an officially welcoming, Derek Adams – Industrial Automation Engineer.

Derek joins us from Allegheny Electric Service where he was taking care of customer’s automation needs and is looking forward to the many projects awaiting him at Du-Co. Outside of work you may run into Derek displaying his musical talents alongside his band members at a show.

We are looking forward to seeing more automation in action and could not be more excited to have Derek’s help in making those plans a reality!

Welcome to the Du-Co team, Derek!