This article was originally published in a Sustainability publication by Berks Nature, the leading agent for the conservation of the environment in Berks County.
The Rose Corporations blast and paint facility recently refurbished this sign, pictured on historic Duryea Drive on Mount Penn in the city of Reading, PA. Charles Duryea was the engineer of the first-ever working American gasoline-powered automobile and co-founder of Duryea Motor Wagon Company.
Tuesday February 23, 2016 12:01 AM
By Brad Rhen
When Louis and Rosemarie Bruno founded The Rose Corp. in 1987, it occupied a single bay in a warehouse on the west side of North Eighth Street.
The company now occupies eight buildings on both sides of Eighth Street, totalling more than 150,000 square feet.
A custom fabricating company, The Rose Corp. makes a wide range of products for a variety of companies and organizations. It specializes in industrial fabrication of custom-engineered equipment, such as industrial furnaces.
We are happy to announce Dan Klein’s return to The Rose Corporation’s Industrial Furnace Division providing part time support to customers operating electric arc furnaces (EAF).
The Rose Corporation is constantly looking for new ways to create greater value for our customers. This includes periodic review of our manufacturing processes in an effort to remain competitive with pricing as well as improving quality, delivery, and more. Our most recent cost reduction efforts allow The Rose Corporation’s Industrial Furnace Division to offer reduced pricing on our Drever Mesh Belt Rollers and Furnace Rollers.
A Drever Ammonia DissociatorTM functions to break down anhydrous ammonia into its component parts – nitrogen and hydrogen. This is accomplished by introducing ammonia vapor to a suitable catalyst at high temperature. Drever Ammonia DissociatorsTM are designed and manufactured to perform this service, and with routine maintenance, the units will continue to perform reliably over a long period of time. It is the definite recommendation of The Rose Corporation that only metallurgical grade anhydrous grade ammonia be used in our Drever Ammonia DissociatorsTM.
Every day, more than 12 workers die on the job – over 4,500 a year. Every year, more than 4.1 million workers suffer a serious job-related injury or illness. When looking closer at the statistics, in 2014 companies in private industry with 11-49 employees had an average of 2.9 incidences of injury related lost work time. Companies with 50-249 employees had an average of 3.9 incidents. In companies doing business in fabricated metal product manufacturing, the average was 5.2 incidents per year.
A Drever customer operating a 1000 SCFH Ammonia Dissociator encountered unexplained “soot” buildup on their furnace belt, product, and flowmeter. Prior to this incident the customer’s Drever Ammonia Dissociator had operated for many years trouble-free; however root-cause analysis revealed the following conditions that lead to this condition: propane was accidentally pumped into the ammonia storage tank servicing the ammonia dissociator.