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

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