After working as a welder and machinist in the late 70’s, Robert Crombie began a new adventure in 1981 in the field of heat treating. This journey started in the area of industrial furnace maintenance as a certified welder and progressed into the fields electrical maintenance, pipe fitting and refractory. In 1985 Crombie was promoted to the position of General Manager of a subsidiary company specializing in austempering. During this time, he engineered several pieces of equipment for the austempering of materials ranging from spring steel stampings for lawn mowers to armor for military vehicles. Other duties during this time included writing of quality control manuals, implementation of a computerized statistical process control system, supervision of employees, scheduling of production, scheduling of maintenance and the development of water addition for the processing of alloy bolts and other problematic materials .
Through the advice of a respected friend and integral part of the furnace and oven community, Crombie Industrial was born in 2001. Since then we have not missed a beat. With a focus on providing a quality service for the installation and repair of industrial furnaces and ovens, engineering refractory systems for the foundry industry, carbon control systems for heat treating, and control panels for a wide array of metal processing companies. Mr. Crombie set up a training and quality program with the customers needs at the heart of the system. These programs were based on the obstacles and challenges he faced as a millwright and manager for the heat-treating industry.
Where to from here? As stated by Mr. Crombie “To develop our knowledge of all aspects of thermal processing, keeping quality to our customers as the top priority in building our business.”
At Crombie Industrial not only do we want to watch industry grow in the United States but we insist and strive to play an active role in that growth. Through our involvement in professional organizations, we will continuously improve our knowledge passing this knowledge on to our customers, our deep rooted networks and our most valuable asset: our employees! In them, we will instill the spirit of customer service second to none!
817 Callendar Blvd.
Painesville, OH 44077
Crombie Industrial Furnace & Oven
At Crombie Industrial Furnace and Oven, safety is our primary concern! Our employees are trained in the following areas:
Confined Space Entry
Lock out tag out
Scissors lift operation