Upstate Refractory Services is Latest Plibrico Partner
URS will join Plibrico’s global network of refractory distribution specialists offering Plibrico-branded high-quality refractories, along with turnkey installation and repair services.
Plibrico recently announced a partnership with Upstate Refractory Services (URS), a provider of cost-effective solutions to refractories-related problems in the New York Region. Headquartered in Newark, N.Y., 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 and repair services.
“It is exciting to welcome a distributor of the caliber of URS to our PliPartner network,” said Brad Taylor, president and CEO. “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 Hanyan-Higgins Co., Inc. Owners John Higgins and Dave Higgins, as well as the company’s core employees, joined the URS team. The acquisition reportedly elevated URS’ refractory knowledge; the management team now has more than 300 years of refractories industry experience.
“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.”