Quality Work Matters

We have been experimenting with different forming techniques in our manufacturing shop lately.


The difference in these two pieces is incredible!

They were poured from the same batch of material, cast at the same time, just formed differently. We have been looking for the best techniques, experimenting with release materials, and procedures to produce the best quality and best aesthetically looking parts.

I think we found the winning combination!

Have some precast needs? We would love the opportunity to quote your pieces.

Precast Refractory Shapes


We completed another round of precast refractory shapes that are ready to deliver to our customer.  This is a small percentage of the current order. We worked closely with our customer to optimize the design, draw the shapes, and form and manufacture them in house. The shapes went through our in house dryout ovens and were palatalized and packaged by our crew for shipment.  

Golf Outing 2019


On Saturday, July 20th, employees from Upstate Refractory Services held their annual golf outing at Big Oak in Geneva, NY.

We did a 9 hole scramble with 7 teams participating. Afterward we had lunch and celebrated another great year.


The team with the best score included Jason Wetmore, Alison Kirsch, Mike Parker, and Krista Nolan.


The team with the most honest score was Ken VanNorman, Diane VanNorman and Viktoria Siok.


Mike Jones and Charles Krause both had shots that were closest to the pin.


Alison Kirsch had the female longest drive and Sean Smith had the male longest drive.

We all had a great day!

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Ceramic Fiber Furnace Door


This is a stack bonded ceramic fiber lined door using Unifrax Durablanket ceramic fiber with 40% compression.  The door will be coated with Unifrax Silplate Mass 1500 coating, which will be heat cured prior to delivery to the customer.  Silplate Mass 1500 is a unique product that adds a great deal of durability to the lining by adding a hard coating that will resist slag penetration, as well as reduce shrinkage of the hot face blanket. 

We have several customers who send their furnace doors to URS for a quality repair, including steel mills, aluminum plants, heat treaters and forge shops.  We also perform all required steel repair or modifications required to return the structure to original condition.  We would welcome the opportunity to look at your application, whether it is ceramic fiber, brick or castable refractory, we have the capability and experience that you can rely on.