Upstate Refractory Services, a contractor, installer and distributor of refractory materials in Newark, recently acquired the assets of Hanyan-Higgins Co. Inc., a refractory sales and service business that has provided services to industrial, commercial and municipal customers for nearly 90 years.
Through this asset acquisition, URS will see a significant development in its construction capabilities as well as the expansion into three new locations: Syracuse, Albany and Massena.
“We are delighted to have purchased the assets of Hanyan-Higgins Co.,” said Dave Wetmore, URS president. “We’re proud to carry on their history of service and commitment provided to customers, and look forward to continued growth as a result of this purchase.”
Hanyan-Higgins Co. Inc. has distributed Plibrico refractory products for over 60 years,. With this acquisition, URS will continue to offer Plibricco across upstate, central and western New York.
Hanyan-Higgins owners John Higgins and Dave Higgins, as well as the core employees will work under URS.
With this acquisition, URS will have over 300 years of refractory industry experience among employees. Hanyan-Higgins customers will not experience interruptions in their services as this merger takes place.