Our Growing Story

Core Refractory Systems was founded in the mid-2000's by Ron Knieper and Paul Roddy as a stocking distributor of refractory and industrial materials to the industrial construction and maintenance market. Ron's experience includes several years in the slide valve business with Tapco Enpro, technical sales with Caraborundum Fibers Division, project management with Refractory Repair Services, and technical sales with Vesvius. Paul's experience includes technical sales and area management with AP Green, Premier Refractories, and Vesuvius. With over 50 years of experience between the two men we certainly have a solid foundation; As a company we will build on that foundation. One of our goals is to pursue areas of business that support current customers and explore market segments. We recently hired several salesmen to help achieve that goal. We greatly appreciate our customers and hope to learn how we can help you.