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High Temperature Times™ – Modern Crises in Refractory Supply Chain

This holiday, finding items on your gift list can be a real hassle thanks to the complications in the supply chain brought on by the pandemic. Things are no different with the supply chain in refractory raw materials. Director of Procurement Jennifer Cunningham joins High Temperature Times™ this month to help understand what exactly is going on in the world that’s leading to these raw material shortages. Also joining this month is Director of Monolithic Technologies Jeff Bogan, helping to elaborate on the challenges behind circumventing material shortages by qualifying new materials. For more information about the refractory supply chain or how it affects your orders or outages, contact us at

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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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