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Plibrico Company Culture

Energize, Engage and Inspire


Backed by years of refractory solution experience, it’s the people at the Plibrico Company that are the key to our industry leadership. Our employees have on-the-job passion and truly love what they do.

Each individual employee has a voice, and all teams are united around a common goal –delivering refractory solutions that enable companies operating critical heat environments to create quality products for their valued consumers efficiently, safely and economically. It is who we are and how we work together.

Our knowledgeable experts with genuine experience and steadfast commitment to quality products, safety, fast delivery and prompt technical assistance that is the key to customers’ as well as our own success.

The Plibrico Company has built a business over more than a century, based on trust, knowledge and experience, qualities that create close lasting relationships to deliver superior heat control solutions.

The Value of Culture at the Plibrico Company

Our Leadership

Chosen for their passion, experience, dedication and success, the team helps guide and focus company efforts of delivering value-driven services to our partners and customers. The Plibrico Company leadership team help ensure that every employee has the tools and training they need for professional and personal growth.

Brad Taylor

Brad Taylor

President & CEO
Robert Bruebach

Robert Bruebach

Chief Financial Officer
Tony Olszewski

Tony Olszewski

Vice President - Sales

Life At The Plibrico Company

Strength And Success Comes From Our People:

“Family … The leadership group treats me as a valuable asset to the company.  They always respect my abilities.”

Janet B.Branch Administrator

“There is room for growth for someone who is not afraid to work hard.”

Phil W.Project Manager

“History at its finest … If you appreciate the company legacy, it makes working here even better.”

Matthew I.Lift Truck Operator - Shipping

“Pretty amazing place to work!”

Dustin V.Raw Material Debagger

Career Opportunities

Career Benefits


Discover The Plibrico Company

We are a company filled with problem solvers, go-to managers, superintendents, supervisors, field crews, lab technicians and developers, and everyone in between. No matter the role, you’ll join a team made up of individuals all working together to accomplish some amazing/remarkable things.

Join the Plibrico Company to make a difference for yourself, our partners/customers and the thermal reliant industry.

Plibrico Company Core Values


Plibrico Company Core Values

The following six core values reflects what is truly important to us as an organization. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our company culture.

  1. Honesty, Integrity, Trust and Respect - We trust and respect each other-even when we disagree. Our integrity is important to us. We do not compromise it. We believe in doing the right thing.
  2. Safety - We share a personal and professional commitment to protecting the safety and health of our employees, customers and the people of the communities in which we operate.
  3. Positive Attitude - We exhibit a "can do" attitude as we perform our responsibilities and interact with our colleagues and customers.
  4. Fairness - We commit to being fair to our customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders.
  5. Customer Driven - While the customer may not always be right, they are our customer and without them we wouldn't exist. By operating within the framework of our core values, Plibrico and its employees will go out of our way to do what's right.
  6. Employee Focus - We will provide our employees with opportunities to learn and grow personally and professionally. Teamwork, collaboration and accountability will be a priority and we will encourage the expression of new ideas to improve.

Plibrico Company, LLC | 1935 Techny Road – Unit 16, Northbrook, IL 60062 | 312-337-9000 | contact@plibrico.com | © 2019 Plibrico Company, LLC All rights reserved.

  • Plibrico® Plastic Refractories

    Clay/Air Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®Super F AB 58% 2900F / 1590C SDS
    Plibrico®60 AB 58% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®80 AB 78% 3200F / 1760C SDS
    Plibrico®90 AB 90% 3400F / 1871C SDS

    Phosphate Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®55 S 54% 3000F / 1648C SDS
    Plibrico®68 S 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®68 SA 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®85 S Special 83% 3300F / 1815C SDS
    Plibrico®90 S 90% 3400F / 1870C SDS
    Plibrico®SiC 80 (80% SiC) 2700F / 1480C SDS

    (fine grain – soft)

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®SR 68 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®SR 85 83% 3300F / 1815C SDS
    Plibrico®SR 90 88% 3400F / 1870C SDS

    Plibrico HyRATE® Plastic Refractories – Gunning Grade

    Clay/Air Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®Super F AB 43% 2900F / 1595C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®60 AB 60% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®80 AB 78% 3200F / 1760C SDS

    Phosphate Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®68 S 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®85 S Special 84% 3300F / 1815C SDS