URC News & Events

This presentation is an overview of the basics regarding form design and refractory composition, selection and properties, including the importance of refractory conditioning and proper introduction of the metal.

United Refractories Corp. (URC), the leading provider of high impact products that help customers meet and exceed their specific refractory requirements, will be exhibiting at CastExpo in Minneapolis, MN from April 16 – 19, 2016. CastExpo is sponsored by the American Foundry Society (AFS) and is the single largest trade show and exposition for metal casting in the Americas. This Expo offers metal casters, suppliers, and casting buyers and designers the opportunity to connect and educate themselves on the latest that metal casting has to offer. Please visit the United Refractories booth 1918 where you can learn more about our proven Coreless Melting, Cupola, Aluminum and 1Source technologies – and 4U Service! 

Back Row from left to right: Brian Rhoads (V.P., Quality & Product Technology), Doug Niesen (President and CEO), Phil Nichols (Chief Financial, Administrative, & Manufacturing Officer)

Front Row from left to right: (Chi-Hsiang “Bevis” Liang, Ruei “Ray” Ju, Syuan-Jhih “Shaun” Lyu)

After an intensive training session at the United Refractories plant and training center in Brookville, Indiana USA, we are proud to announce the latest group of refractories manufacturing graduates: Yi-Ruei Ju, Syuan-Jhih Lyu and Chi-Hsiang Liang. Over the past 12 weeks, these graduates have been trained in everything from manufacturing and quality control to environmental and safety considerations. They will use the skills learned to further develop the local manufacturing plants of our URC’s partner, Presico, in Taiwan and China. URC would like to thank its partner Presico for its commitment to expanding the URC’s products throughout Asia!

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