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 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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