03.01 Refractory materials and products, insulating materials
03.01.01 Refractory ramming mixtures
Refractory ramming mixtures
United Refractories Co. was founded in 1973 and started manufacturing specialty refractories in Detroit, MI in 1975. At that time, the foundry market was undergoing major changes with the introduction of induction furnace melting and more efficient cupolas. The company enjoyed steady growth as it supplied new and higher tech products to this developing market. By 1984, a growing business necessitated the company to move its manufacturing facility to its present site in Sharonville, OH, just north of Cincinnati. Various expansion projects resulted in the present 135,000 square foot facility that includes manufacturing and product development. In 1999, the company built a new corporate facility 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA that houses management, sales and marketing.
Quality products meeting specific needs brought about growth in the foundry, steel, aluminum, power and cement markets both domestically and internationally. Overseas growth resulted in manufacturing facilities in China, Taiwan and Japan. Licensing agreements to manufacture United Refractories Co. products were set up with our international partners. We now manufacture, stock or have product in service in over 30 countries on five continents .
United Refractories Co. has been ISO certified since 1999 and currently holds the ISO 9001:2008 certificate.