Plibrico Adds Upstate Refractory Services as Newest Partner
New Partnership Provides Value for Refractory Customers
Northbrook, IL, May 01, 2018 – Furthering its commitment to growth and providing value to customers, Plibrico is pleased to announce its new partnership with Upstate Refractory Services (URS). A company dedicated to providing customers with cost-effective solutions to refractory related problems in the New York Region. Headquartered in Newark, NY, URS is a contractor, installer and distributor of refractory materials. URS will join Plibrico’s global network of refractory distribution specialists offering Plibrico branded high-quality refractories, along with turnkey installation, repair services.
“It is exciting to welcome a distributor of the caliber of URS to our PliPartner network,” said Brad Taylor, President and CEO of Plibrico. “URS operates with the same high quality and safety standards that Plibrico embraces. I am confident that our new partnership will provide value to customers and expand Plibrico’s market position in the New York area.”
In March of this year, URS acquired long-time PliPartner Hanyan-Higgins Company, Inc. Owners John Higgins and Dave Higgins, as well as the company’s core employees, have joined the URS team. The acquisition has elevated URS’s refractory knowledge – the management team now has more than 300 years of refractory industry experience, and provided it with a wider pool of technical expertise, experience and skill to assist its industrial, commercial and municipal customers.
“Since 2002, our customers have looked to us to provide them with solutions that include quality refractory materials from trusted suppliers to help with difficult problems,” said Dave Wetmore, URS President. “Plibrico materials will help provide value to our customers through improved refractory life, saved energy and reductions in installation time.”
Wetmore went on to say, “Plibrico is an innovative, customer-driven and quality-focused manufacturer with a long history of supporting its distributors with its PliPartner program. We’re looking forward to using our real-world experience and deep expertise in industrial furnaces and combustion solutions to help introduce the company’s outstanding refractory products to our customers.”