Special Shapes Refractory Company is a privately-held, family-owned business founded in 1987. We operate a 150,000 square foot manufacturing facility with sales representatives located in Bessemer, AL, Baltimore, MD and Pittsburgh, PA.


Our goal is to increase our customer’s bottom line by providing world class refractory solutions with superior response times, quality, and on time delivery!

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TANK AZS-100™ is our newest, high purity AZS superstructure product that utilizes an industry first bond system.

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CHANNEL CAST XTR™ is a sintered Tabular Alumina refractory product based on pure, 99%+ Al₂O₃ with extremely low impurities.

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TANK COAT 45™ is a bonded AZS refractory product based on a unique fused AZS grain.

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SPECIAL SHAPES REFRACTORY CO., INC | 1100 Industrial Boulevard • Bessemer, AL 35022 | Phone: (205) 424-5653 | Fax: (205) 424-3290