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Plibrico Acquires Refractory Manufacturer Redline Industries

Plibrico - stacks of refractories for aluminum and steel furnaces© by Plibrico

The Plibrico Company, a supplier of monolithic refractories and construction services headquartered in Northbrook, IL, completed the acquisition of Redline Industries, Inc., a supplier of low-cement refractory castables and gun mixes in Chicago, IL.

“We are thrilled to bring Redline into the Plibrico family,” said Brad Taylor, president and CEO at Plibrico. “We believe this acquisition will provide customers with more choices as we leverage our complementary technologies and our core competencies in customer care, product development and manufacturing. The transaction further supports our vision to be customers’ trusted source for refractory solutions, and allows Plibrico to offer an expanded product line that includes alternative technologies for customers to choose from for optimal results.”

Founded in 1998, Redline Industries, Inc. is recognized as a first-rate supplier of low-cement refractory castables and gun mixes for the aluminum industry. Redline refractories are engineered to safeguard furnaces in the high-temperature processing of aluminum, as well as prevent furnace heat loss to promote greater energy efficiency. The company works to maximize refractory service life through the engineering and utilization of quality materials.

Following this acquisition, Plibrico will provide seamless consistency for customers by continuing to manufacture Redline refractories to their current specifications, while promoting the Redline brand within Plibrico’s broad portfolio. Dedicated Redline support experts will carry on serving customers with no interruptions. “This acquisition enhances our ability to better serve our customers,” said Jim Host, Redline’s business development manager.

For over a century, Plibrico Company has been a single-source supplier of aluminosilicate and high alumina monolithic refractories used in the processing of aluminum, steel, and other demanding thermal environments. The company works to develop innovative and reliable refractory solutions that consistently increase efficiency, improve production uptime and safely boost the performance of thermal processing operations and equipment.

In addition to its recent acquisition of Redline Industries, the company has also partnered with Pli Group Europe GmbH to supply monolithic refractory materials and services in Europe.

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