Wesco Refractories, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of refractories in the United States. What sets us apart is our unrelenting focus on quality, consistency and service.

Our production facilities and quality control systems are designed to deliver consistent, superior-quality products. This allows us to keep our prices competitive, and to offer our customers efficient turnaround times. In addition, our engineers use the most advanced technologies available in the marketplace, allowing them to develop customized solutions for even the most difficult applications. Finally, we back every product we produce with exemplary service to ensure that every client need is being met, every time.

Wesco Refractories was founded in 1967 by Richard D. Showmaker. Manufacturing high Quality Monolithic Plastics, Castables, Mortars & Coatings for the Iron & Steel Industry, Industrial Metals, Lime & Cement, Petrochemicals, Boiler Power Generation, Incineration and Ceramic & Brick Kilns.


  • CEO – Richard D. Showmaker
  • Plant Manager – Richard Forrester
  • Ceramic Engineer – Anthony Niemann
  • V.P Sales Manager – Chris Showmaker