URC News & Events

URC featured in World Cement magazine during IEEE Cement ShowA significant URC refractory project features prominently in the April Issue of World Cement Magazine.  The project — a monolith installation at the Ash Grove Cement Plant in Midlothian Texas — is highlighted in the issue being released during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Cement Conference in Toronto.

United Refractories supplied the monoliths for this massive modernization project, successfully installing over 4.2 million pounds of shotcrete, gunite, pumpables and castables without any problems or project delays.

The feature article includes a sidebar story about URC, a full-page review of our 4U SERVICE model, and a generous quote from the project refractory contractor.

Download the World Cement article below.

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URC’s Rick Falkowski received the Excellence in Committee Activity Award (8D Channel Induction Furnace Committee) at the 119th Metalcasting Congress in Columbus, Ohio in April 2015.  The annual Congress is sponsored by the American Foundry Society. (AFS)

Falkowski, Area Sales Manager for Wisconsin, has been involved with the committee for 28 years. 

The 8-D Channel Induction Furnace Committee:

  • Assists the industry in answers and solutions to the questions and problems that arise with operation of channel induction furnaces
  • Seeks new methods and ideas that could enhance industry productivity and profitability
  • Reports findings to the industry-at-large as fast as possible
  • Promotes safe channel induction furnace operations as the standard goal and best practice

Held every spring, the Metalcasting Congress features the latest advancements in metalcasting technology and services. Learn more about the Metalcasting Congress at the AFS website.

Good job, Rick!

GIFA 2015United Refractories Co. will be exhibiting this year at the GIFA Expo in Düsseldorf, Germany, from June 16th through June 20th, 2015.

As the world's largest and most comprehensive foundry technology focused trade show, GIFA provides a fantastic opportunity for URC to not only connect with its existing global network, but reach out to new potential international refractory manufacturing and distribution partners.

From an industry standpoint, URC will focus on Metal Casting for both Ferrous (Steel & Iron) and Non-Ferrous (Copper & Aluminum) applications at GIFA.

URC will be featuring its market leading UNI-RAM VR Coreless dry-vibratable technology, the UNI-SHOT/PUMP RF CF “Gel Bonded” no cement series and its FOUNDRY SOLUTIONS approach for steel and iron applications.

Find United Refractories Co. at GIFA in Hall 10, Stand D77!

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