350,000 years ago, our ancestors discovered fire, which served as a major catalyst for civilization. The ability to cook food, make tools, and to provide heat and light have been crucial elements of our everyday lives for millennia. Human brains evolved; bodies grew stronger, and our capacity for our world to grow increased massively. Mankind first became aware of “refractories” in the early Bronze Age (3000-4000 BC), when pit kilns were dug into the ground to create earthenware and tools.
Many historians believe that these kilns were dug in fire-resistant soils that retained heat while maintaining form – essentially making them the earliest refractories. From the early dawn of human existence, fire was used to make our days longer, to make our brains work harder, and to make our food taste better.
Fast-forward a few hundred millennia, and the pursuit and subsequent discovery of fire-resistant materials along with iron-producing technologies triggered the Industrial Revolution… which in turn has brought our world to the present day.
The cement beneath our feet, the lights above our heads, the glasses and dishes we use every day, and the pizzas in our ovens have all benefitted massively from these technologies. The importance of properly harnessing the power of heat and fire is something that cannot possibly be overstated, and it is at the very heart of our business here.
FibreCast was founded in 1993 by George Badovinac and Jules Jarc with a single purpose – to raise the industry standards for insulator products and refractories. They saw a significant disconnect between the industry’s challenges and opportunities, and the available products and solutions. The company started by two visionaries who have a combined experience of over fifty years for refractory design, engineering, and innovation is at the top of its game today, delivering excellent service in addition to best-in-class products and solutions.
Our Purpose and Our Promise
The word that best describes our company is surefire, because we are committed to developing solutions for your industrial processes that are certain to succeed. Our workers are driven by our collective passion for innovation, and our commitment to excellence.
FibreCast is an acknowledged leader in the vacuum forming and refractory industries, thanks to our commitment not only to excellence in product quality, but to customer service as well. We are proud to offer high-performance refractories for a wide variety of industries and businesses.
At FibreCast, we work hard to attract and retain our quality workers. We are committed to continuous training and development because we believe that our skilled team plays a pivotal role in the success of both your business and in ours.
We are extremely proud of our leadership role in providing refractories and solutions:
Refractory Fiber Products
We offer best in class refractory solutions in the following areas:
Iron and Steel
Ceramic and Glass
Fabricators and Contractors
I have been dealing with FibreCast for several years now and they always do their best to take care of our insulating needs. They are always friendly, knowledgeable and eager, the service is great and the prices are fair and competitive.
We appreciate the good day to day service, the prompt follow-up to inquiries, and the thorough technical resources of the people at Fibrecast.
FibreCast is a world-leading refractory company focused on creating innovative solutions for common industry problems. We are based in a 27,000-square foot office and manufacturing plant in Burlington, Ontario, as well as in an office and warehouse in Québec. Our greatest assets are our highly skilled and dedicated employees inspired by our loyal customers.
Please do not hesitate to contact FibreCast for any questions or comments you may have about our services.