HarbisonWalker International (HWI), a supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S., announced details about how the company is transforming itself and repositioning its brand for aggressive growth. Over the past two years, HWI has made significant investments in business processes and building cross-functional teams to drive innovation and continuous improvement. HWI has made investments to improve environmental, health and safety performance and to incorporate operational and plant improvements that will elevate product quality. The company is also increasing capital investments in its manufacturing operations.
HWI serves virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to protect assets and enhance production, including iron and steel, aluminum, copper, heavy nonferrous, ferrous foundry and power generation. The company has a global network of 19 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers and two technology facilities, including the largest refractory R&D lab in North America.
The company also unveiled a significant new branding campaign. In early 2015, it rebranded to become HarbisonWalker International. Formerly known as ANH Refractories Company, its family of companies included longtime industry leaders A.P. Green Refractories Company, North American Refractories Company and Harbison-Walker Refractories Company. The campaign included a new website.