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URS Lyons Celebrates Wayne County, NY Bicentenntial

Our Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. Lyons, NY location is all decorated and ready to greet visitors as they come into Lyons, NY for the Wayne County Bicentennial celebration. The Bicentennial committee has been working hard all around the county to share about the history of each town in Wayne County and has put together a […]

URS Food Drive

With the ever changing economy, we have noticed that there has been a larger than normal request for assistance and donations for local food pantries. We decided to try to help fill that need at URS. We ran a food drive for two local food pantries and as a company, we collected over 600 items! […]

Career Carnival

Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. was invited to share what we do at the Wayne County Schools Career Carnival. The career carnival was for 8th graders from 11 local school districts, home school programs and BOCES programs. We brought hands on activities for the students to try. The activities were to simulate types of skills used […]

Meet Mike Bliek – Warehouse Manager

Mike joined URS in June 2021.  He is the warehouse manager, who is in charge of shipping, receiving, inventory management, and truck scheduling.  Before coming to URS, Mike grew up locally in Marion and started working at Seneca Foods, where he ended up managing the second largest distribution center for Seneca Foods before working briefly […]

20 Years in Business

It’s hard to believe, but this year is our 20th year in business! Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. started as a small team working out of a rented office and warehouse building, to a thriving business with state of the are technology and a reputation for success and quality in the industry. To celebrate, we invited […]

Meet Our Team – Bobby Vazquez

Meet Bobby Vazquez – He has been with Upstate Refractory Services for 5 years and has grown from laborer to leader. Bobby’s specialty at URS is forming and pouring precast shapes as well as training/coaching employees. Bobby manages the precast production team and he is also a member of our safety committee. Bobby describes a […]

Meet Our Team – Michael Jones

Michael Jones came to our sales team with many years of experience with refractory sales, refractory construction and connections in the industry. His knowledge of techniques and product range and capabilities has helped our sales team better address the needs of our customers. Michael grew up in the refractory industry and his hands on experience […]

URS Announces New Location in Lyons, NY

Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. is excited to announce our new location in Lyons! On Monday, April 12th, Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. officially opened our new facility located at 185 Geneva Street, Lyons, NY.  This 17,000-sf facility allows ample space for our construction equipment, tools, and materials.  The location is close to our headquarters in Newark […]

URS Warehouse Fly Through

We were having a little fun with a drone this week. Take a look at our drone footage of our Newark warehouse. This shows our stocked warehouse, with refractory blanket, bricks, firebricks, and materials – ready and in stock for your refractory needs. Be on the lookout for more drone fun, coming soon!

Training Looks a Little Different in 2020

We were able to get most of our staff together today! It’s rare this year to have everyone all in one place. Getting everyone together to go over information, do skills training, and safety updates is important to us. We are a small enough bunch that we could get together safely. We held our open […]