PELL CITY -- Riverside Refractories recently expanded their production capabilities with the installation of a new processing line, a $3 million project.

“As we continue to improve our products and processes, we are excited to announce the installation of our new processing line,” said John Morris, president of Riverside Refractories.

Officials with the St. Clair County Economic Development Council, which made the announcement Wednesday, said the $3 million project will accelerate production, support sales growth, and open many future opportunities for the company.

“We are always excited to see our existing companies expand and grow,” said Tommy Bowers, chairman of the St. Clair County Economic Development Council. “Riverside Refractories has been in Pell City for many years, and we congratulate them on their continued investment in Pell City and St. Clair County.”

Riverside Refractories, which is headquartered in Pell City, is a manufacturer of specialty refractory products. The company supplies heat-resistant products to many industries throughout North America including the iron and steel industry.

“Pell City is proud to count Riverside Refractories among our industrial companies,” said Pell City Mayor Joe Funderburg. “They have been a member of this community for a very long time, and we congratulate them on their continued growth and success.”

Riverside Refractories was founded in 1929. The company has continued to expand its product lines and today has facilities in Chicago and Nanticoke, Ontario, in addition to Pell City.

“On behalf of the St. Clair County Commission, I would like to congratulate Riverside Refractories on the addition of their new processing line," said St. Clair County Commission Chairman Stan Batemon. “Riverside Refractories has a rich history here in St. Clair County, and we wish them continued growth and success.”

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