URC News & Events

URC had a very successful GIFA in Dusseldorf, Germany.  At the show, URC was able to connect with hundreds of current and potential partners from over 30 different countries along with supporting their international distributors and licensees.

According to Messe, there were over 48,000 visitors to GIFA from over 112 different countries!





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.

Learn more about the magazine here.

Learn more about IEEE here.

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!