Of course we belong to the leading associations in the refractory industry. Here’s where we make our presence felt every day.

HWI Association Memberships

  • HTIW Coalition (North American High Temperature Insulations Wool Industry)
  • The Mining Industry Council of Missouri
  • The Refractories Institute (TRI)
  • WRA (World Refractories Association)
  • Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Affiliate Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Global Manufacturing Committee
  • American Foundry Society (AFS)
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • American Petroleum Institute (API), Refractory Products Group
  • American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
  • Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)
  • Association of Chartered Global Management Accountants (CGMA)
  • C-8 Refractories Committee, ASTM
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK (CILT)
  • Eastern States Blast Furnace and Coke Oven Association
  • Electric Steel Maker’s Guild (ESMG), United Kingdom
  • Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
  • International Commission on Glass (ICG) TC 11 Technical Committee: Materials of Glass Furnaces
  • Keramos National Professional Ceramic Engineering Fraternity
  • National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
  • Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA)
  • PA Women Work
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA)
  • Pittsburgh Organizational Development Network
  • Pittsburgh Talent Management Network
  • RefComm Conference and Exhibition, Sulfur Recovery
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), St Louis Chapter
  • The Employers Association of West Michigan (EAWM)
  • The Missouri Industrial Minerals Advisory Council
  • Verein der Freunde der Glasfachschule Zwiesel
  • Verein der Freunde des Glasmuseums Frauenau

Spotlight

The People Behind the Refractories Industry

The first of a series of videos from the people who are actively involved and contributing to this fascinating, and sometimes overlooked industry

2021 Distinguished Alumni Award goes to Jackson

HWI Chairman and CEO Carol Jackson recently received Junior Achievement award

Our Tradeshow Season begins!

Join us virtually at the 38th conference on thermal treatment technologies.

When Less is More

Garret Griffin and Marc Palmisiano kick off 2021 on HTT™, leveraging HWI’s strong technical experience to identify examples where less is more in the refractory industry.