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HarbisonWalker finds new market in pizza

Benjamin Stanton is used to rubbing elbows with factory managers in flame retardant jumpsuits, supplying them with technical advice on the best heat-resistant brick and mortar to use in furnaces that make steel, aluminum, glass and other industrial products.

But in March, Mr. Stanton, manager of retail development for HarbisonWalker International, found himself in Las Vegas — surrounded by thousands of pizza fanatics attending the International Pizza Expo. He was there to further the Moon-based company’s hopes of expanding beyond the traditional industrial markets that HarbisonWalker has served for more than 100 years.

He is leading 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. The products were officially launched June 1.

Read the full article featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

About HarbisonWalker International

With more than 150 years of industry leadership, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company’s international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 19 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.



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