Meet our Team – Bryan Wetmore, Production Manager

Bryan Wetmore, Production Manager Bryan graduated from Newark High School in 2002.  Afterward, he went to Alfred State earning his Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in 2005.  After college, Bryan worked as an auto tech before joining the Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. team.  Bryan started out as the Warehouse Manager, which included controlling inventory, pulling […]

Meet our Team – Stephanie Scheib

At Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. we feel that our employees are our most valuable asset. Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing our team members. Today we start with: Stephanie Scheib, Process Engineer Stephanie is a graduate of Alfred University, School of Engineering.  Her background in engineering, quality control, and hands on production […]

Upstate Refractory Services of Newark, NY Acquires Hanyan-Higgins Company Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Krista NolanInfo@upstaterefractory.com  Upstate Refractory Services of Newark, NY Acquires Hanyan-Higgins Company Inc. NEWARK, NY, MARCH 7, 2018 – Upstate Refractory Services (URS), a full-service contractor, installer and distributor of refractory materials in Newark, NY, announced their acquisition of the assets of Hanyan-Higgins Company Inc., a refractory sales and service business providing services […]

Pin Heater Furnace

The Upstate Refractory Services, Inc. engineering team designed this Pin Heater Furnace.  Our team created this furnace complete – from start to finish.  This specific pin heater is used for stopper pins in a continuous casting aluminum operation and is designed to run at a temperature of 1100 degrees, which it reaches within 15 minutes. […]

Local Advanced Manufacturing Students from WTTC Tour URS

On Wednesday, May 24th, students from the WTTC Advanced Manufacturing program toured our facility.  While here, they learned a bit about refractories and had a chance to tour our facility, learn a little about what we do, and ask questions about types of careers in our facility. We were excited to be chosen as a […]

Safety Day 2016

All Employees, Safety Day 2016 On Friday, November 4th, we gathered as a company for our Annual Safety Day.  We spent the day getting up to date on all of our safety programs and getting re-certified for skills for day to day work. Some of the updates include classroom-style training in the topics of: Hot […]

Annual Employee Golf Tournament!

2016 Golfers On Saturday, July 30th, we held our Annual Employee Golf Tournament and Picnic at Big Oak Golf Course in Geneva, NY. We had 30 golfers participate in a scramble style tournament this year.  Eight teams played 9 holes of golf.  We held competitions for the Ladies’ and Mens’ longest drives and closest to […]

Upstate Refractory Services Installs New Multi-Station Ladle Preheater

Upstate Refractory Services was selected to design, fabricate and install a new system for an area foundry to preheat their foundry ladles in a controlled and safe manner.  The system consists of one single station unit for the larger ladles, and one four station unit for their smaller ladles.  The previous system consisted of inspirated […]