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Say Hello to Uncontainable Enthusiasm

For over 150 years, HarbisonWalker International has partnered with companies to provide solutions in virtually every industry that requires refractories. And while the people and products of HWI are as rock solid as ever, we’re moving forward with a whole new level of intensity. Today we’re forging stronger relationships, better manufacturing processes, and higher safety standards. We’re creating an even greater culture of accountability. And this changes everything.

In place since mid-2014, our executive leadership team has redefined our company’s strategic direction with a focus on one unifying vision: to be the first and only call for industry. We’re working to build a culture where every employee is empowered and driven to achieve key results.

The core values that set the HWI culture apart:

  • We are curious.
  • We are proactive.
  • We are interdependent.
  • We are passionate.
  • We are open.
  • We are results oriented.

What Happens in the Trenches?

What happens when every person at HWI approaches every task and every job with passion and dedication? We can deliver one of the refractory industry’s widest, deepest lines of solutions. We can be amazing problem solvers. We can provide ideas that move business forward.

Our people don’t work in a vacuum. They’re supported by a large manufacturing footprint. We make products in 17 North American locations, along with one in the United Kingdom and another in Indonesia. Our system of manufacturing facilities, coupled with our unparalleled global sourcing centers, are intensely committed to delivering when the customer needs us through a best-in-class focus on safety and quality while optimizing inventory and cost.

At HarbisonWalker International, we cultivate a culture of safety for our employees and contractors. And we continually exceed customer expectations when it comes to safety performance and environmental compliance.

Safety is a priority at every HWI manufacturing plant, global sourcing center, service facility, and customer site. We will:

  • Lead a strong safety culture
  • Identify hazards and take immediate corrective action
  • Report incidents in real time and create protocols to prevent future incidents

Through this commitment, we can not only prevent injuries, we can make sure everyone goes home in a condition that’s the same as or better than when they came to work.

150 Years Worth Remembering

In 2015 we changed the name of our company. We were formerly called ANH Refractories, which included A. P. Green Refractories Company, North American Refractories Company (NARCO), and Harbison-Walker Refractories Company. Today we operate under a single brand name: HarbisonWalker International—a name that is synonymous with all the responsiveness, experience, and products you need.

Our Community Involvement at Work

At HarbisonWalker International, we pour the same passion and dedication into community outreach as we do the refractory business. Whether it’s through the United Way or other charitable causes, we’re driven to make the world a better place. And the reason is simple: the more we give, the more we get back.

Spotlight

  • HWI finds new market in pizza

    HarbisonWalker’s first venture on the new frontier: Ovenzz, a line of bricks and mortars designed to be used in wood-fired pizza and bread ovens. Stock up at your local GSC! >
  • Monolithic Products: Zero Lead Time.

    We’ve ramped up inventory of our most popular monolithic refractory products so they are in stock before you’ll ever need them. >
  • C/I Network

    Get to know our preferred contractor/installers. Look into their wide range of refractory industry experience, and see why they have satisfied customers from coast to coast and around the globe. >