Welcome to our Insight blog where you will find stories and announcements that pertain to the industries Pyrotek serves, from aluminium to zinc galvanizing to glass to acoustics to battery materials and more.
USA Plant Recruitment Videos Earn Telly Award
by David Cole | 12 July 2022
The USA manufacturing plant videos, produced last year by Pyrotek Global Marketing to support critical ongoing recruitment efforts and promote the facilities more broadly, are the recipient of a 2022 Telly Award.
Pyrotek Receives Contractor Award from Constellium Muscle Shoals
by David Cole | 7 June 2022
Constellium Muscle Shoals' aluminium manufacturing operation in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, USA, presented Pyrotek with a "Contractor of the Year Award," following molten metal furnace refractory relining and maintenance work. Since 2015, Pyrotek's refractory services team has been providing refractory linings for furnaces, crucibles, and troughs for Constellium Muscle Shoals.
Baili Bowers - Pyrotek Engineering Internship Success Story
by David Cole | 30 May 2022
Congratulations to Baili Bowers for completing her internship with Pyrotek Columbia City. Baili has been diligently working part time for more than a year. She continues to be instrumental to the success of many projects, including new products and process improvements.
MEET PYROTEK: Q & A with Ross McGregor, Milton Keynes, U.K.
by David Cole | 19 October 2020
As a member of the Metallurgical Services Group team, Ross McGregor is inspired each day at the R&D center by the opportunity to work on projects touching many different industries and seek to improve the performance of a vast range of products and processes.
“A role this varied can lead to transferable ideas and new products that could improve efficiency,” he says. “The role also has the scope to allow myself to develop into a world-leading consultant, providing technical assistance within the aluminium industry.”
MEET PYROTEK: Q & A with Gary Bywater, Milton Keynes, U.K.
by David Cole | 19 October 2020
Gary Bywater, a Senior Metallurgical Services Engineer at Pyrotek’s research and development center in Milton Keynes, U.K., is part scientist and part engineer. On any given day at the R&D center, you could find him in a conversation with Pyrotek colleagues from around the world, discussing and examining a challenge a customer might be facing. And at the center of that conversation and study will likely be a material, and what role it’s playing in the customer’s process.
MEET PYROTEK: Q & A with Karlis Zivtins, Milton Keynes, U.K.
by David Cole | 14 October 2020
Karlis Zivtins, a Metallurgical Services Engineer at Pyrotek’s research and development center in Milton Keynes, U.K., was drawn to service with Pyrotek’s Metallurgical Services Group (MSG) because he saw he would be working in a modern, advanced and dynamic facility that serves customer globally, providing critical metallurgical and materials analysis.
Meet Julie Tapp: Environmental Sustainability
by David Cole | 6 April 2020
"Sustainability is one of Pyrotek’s core values. We’re committed to ethical corporate citizenship to protect people, the environment, the communities where we operate, and the customers we serve."
Sherbrooke — 40 years of Innovation
by David Cole | 24 February 2020
Two Pyrotek employees were recently honored for their specific contributions and decades of dedication going back to the very beginning of the Sherbrooke R&D Center.
Pyrotek Publishes January 2019 Aluminium Insight Newsletter
Pyrotek has published the January 2019 edition of the Aluminium Insight newsletter. Aluminium Insight offers industry stories and Pyrotek features, from the smelter to the foundry.
Pyrotek Engineers Serve Broad Spectrum of Customers
by David Cole | 12 December 2018
Pyrotek’s engineering teams located around the world—in North America, Europe, China and Australia—each have broad technical experience and training.
Pyrotek Publishes Aluminium Insight October 2018
Pyrotek has published the October 2018 edition of the Aluminium Insight newsletter. Aluminium Insight offers industry stories and Pyrotek features, from the smelter to the foundry.