Carbon and Graphite Machining and Recycling Facility - Semco Carbon

Custom Carbon & Graphite Machining

Forty+ Years of Experience

Our custom carbon and graphite machining capabilities are engineered from the ground up with our client's budget, goals, and expectations in mind. No matter the tolerance, no matter the finish, no matter how specific your need, our years of experience coupled with the most advanced machining resources will keep your organization humming with minimal delay. We aren’t just experts in carbon and graphite machining—we’re also experts in client consultation and collaboration. We’re in the business of creating solutions, no matter how unique the problem.

Carbon & Graphite Material Recycling

We’ll purchase your obsolete carbon and graphite materials for reclamation or proper disposal. Less waste in the landfill, more green in your pocket — just the kind of win-win solution we’re in the business of creating.

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Custom Carbon & Graphite Machining

06 May
The Morning Huddle

The Morning Huddle

At Semco, we are always looking for ways to improve our business by working better and more efficiently as a team. Remaining competitive in graphite industries demands such rigorous self-reflection. As a graphite company, our main goals are producing high-quality work and doing so as efficiently as possible. Assuring high-quality work in a manufacturing setting as large as Semco’s shop floor means frequent and purposeful communication among all employees. One practice that we have implemented to ensure a rapid and open flow of information around the company is what we call the “morning huddle.” Like other techniques we use to...

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19 Apr
Graphite Industry Tariff Update

Graphite Industry Tariff Update

Recently, we posted a blog about the effects of President Trump’s tariff on the industry of graphite manufacturing. Recent events related to trade negotiations with China are again impacting the market for graphite material, particularly synthetic graphite, much of which comes from China. So, how does the tariff issue impact Semco and our clients? The short answer is that the delay in the imposition of the new tariff that would impact graphite has brought little relief to the uncertainty that has made the international market in graphite material unstable over the past year and more. Put simply, the back and...

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12 Apr
Dispatch Lists and Work Flow

Dispatch Lists and Work Flow

Every manufacturing facility, like our graphite production facility in Lorain, Ohio, must prioritize tasks so that both human and machine resources are employed to maximize production. At any one time, Semco has many open orders, and they cannot all be completed at once. Running a shop where graphite fabrication for multiple clients is going on at the same time requires a system of information flow. Semco has hit on such a system to manage the flow of information in our workplace. It’s called a dispatch list. We didn’t invent the dispatch list, but we tailored it to our business, and...

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