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HarbisonWalker International Announces Plans for Growth

May 16, 2016 / Press Releases

Longstanding refractories industry leader announces company transformation through rebuilding, realigning and rebranding

HarbisonWalker International (HWI) —the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S. with a legacy of more than 150 years—today announced details about how the company is transforming itself and repositioning its brand for aggressive growth. HWI executives addressed ways in which the company is innovating in a mature industry, improving customer experiences and setting goals for increased global competitiveness. The company also unveiled a significant new branding campaign to mark the next era of its evolution.

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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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