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HarbisonWalker International Featured in Children’s Book

Jul 17, 2019 / In the News

A new children’s book, “Engineering Wings to the Sun,” features photos from HWI’s Advanced Technology and Research Center (ATRC) in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, and includes comments from HWI Technology Manager Glenn McIntyre.  The book is written and illustrated by four sixth-grade girls from Baden Academy, a public charter school in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

The students visited the ARTC on a field trip earlier this year and have credited the HWI team with helping them develop a better understanding of ceramics and material science. The premise of their book is based on the classical story of Icarus, whose wax feathers melted as he flew too close to the sun.  The students explored using modern technology and materials to avoid the same fate.

The book, in paperback edition, is currently on sale on Amazon.  All royalties from book sales go to the American Ceramics Society.

About HWI, A member of Calderys

HWI is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States, with a history that spans more than 150 years. It is part of Calderys and is the brand for the Americas region of the Group. HWI counts 25 manufacturing sites and 20 distribution centers in the Americas, as well as the largest refractory industry research facility in North America. 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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