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Aug 09, 2017 / People

At HWI, we pour the same passion and dedication into community outreach as we do the refractory business. Recently, an HWI team – made up of more than 100 employees and 15 vendors – raised more than $35,000 for Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania (JAWPA) at the Third Annual HarbisonWalker International Junior Achievement Bowl-A-Thon at AMF Lanes in Mt. Lebanon.

The funds raised will enable hundreds of local students in grades K-12 to benefit from programs that foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills. JAWPA delivers programming through experiential learning that inspires students to dream big and reach their potential.

“Our HarbisonWalker employees and vendors rallied to double the funds we raised at our annual JA Bowl-A-Thon last year,” said Carol Jackson, chairman and CEO, HarbisonWalker International and board member, Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania. “Speaking both for our company and JAWPA, I’m so grateful for the dedication, persistence, and creativity of this year’s employee committee — driven to make a difference in the community.”

Employees from 15 different HarbisonWalker International company locations came together in support of Junior Achievement. Participating locations included: Moon Township headquarters, West Mifflin Advanced Technology and Research Center in West Mifflin, PA; PA and Ohio field offices, and plants in Acton, ONT; Fairfield, AL; Fulton, MO; Oak Hill, OH; Pryor, OK; Smithville, ONT; South Shore, KY; Sproul, PA; Vandalia, MO; White Cloud, MI; and Windham, OH.


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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