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HWI Offers API Prequalification and Special Testing Program

Sep 12, 2017 / HWI News

As part of our ongoing commitment to meet our customers’ testing needs, we’ve recently launched a program to provide special, prequalifying testing for customers across all the industries we serve.

Whether you need standard API prequalifying testing, or special testing required by an end-user, you can trust our team to organize and test your order according to your specific needs. You have the option for testing by our professionals at HWI or via an independent laboratory.

“The goal for the program is to make reliable testing as easy, cost-effective, and convenient as possible for our customers,” says Stephen Karns, application specialist, HWI.

“Whether you’re requesting a quote or placing an order, simply mention the desire for API or Special Testing, and HWI will pull and ship the samples you require. You’ll receive the results and confirm that they’ll meet your expectations, before the full order is shipped. Customers can also specify a third-party laboratory for testing, if needed,” added Karns.

The program is designed to deliver numerous customer benefits:

  • Administrative time and money savings by eliminating the need to organize and send samples to independent labs
  • Receive only prequalified products to your warehouse or jobsite
  • Added quality assurance to ensure your job goes smoothly
  • No partial pallets when shipped from production
  • Faster turnaround on prequalifying testing

For customers who buy frequently from our Global Sourcing Centers (GSCs), simply let your HWI representative know what you need and prequalified products will be ready to ship from your local GSC.

To learn more about testing services offered by HWI, contact Stephen Karns, Application Specialist at 412.375.6619 or

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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