HarbisonWalker International (HWI), a supplier of refractory products and services, completed the first phase of a $9 million expansion at its manufacturing operations in White Cloud, Mich. The project will significantly increase warehousing space and add advanced-manufacturing and hydraulic press technologies. HWI’s 110,000-square-foot White Cloud facility currently employs approximately 140 people and produces brick and monolithic refractories utilized by the steel industry.

HWI announced in May 2019 that it would be investing to increase capacity by 25% percent at key steel refractory facilities. In 2018, HWI integrated new equipment and technologies to modernize White Cloud.