A.P. Green Industries began in 1910 as a small brick making plant in Mexico, Missouri. Named after its owner Allen Percival Green, the business grew rapidly, doubling Green’s initial investment in just five years. Green eventually bought a larger plant and began specializing in refractory products, which can withstand the searing temperatures of metal melting furnaces, boilers and ladles.
In 1998, A.P. Green merged with Global Industrial Technologies, another refractory products manufacturer. The high percentage of these companies’ market shares and the similarity of their products caused the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to file a complaint against the merger, claiming it would violate antitrust laws. A.P. Green and Global addressed the FTC’s concerns, agreeing to its demand that Global sell a division of its company to a third party. In 1999, Austria-based RHI Refractories stepped in and brokered a friendly merger with Global Industries to form RHI Refractories America.
In 2002, three RHI subsidiaries – A.P. Green, Harbison-Walker and North American Refractories Co. – departed from RHI and formed ANH Refractories Co. ANH still exists today and continues to manufacture and distribute refractory products.ment of Energy National Laboratories such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Idaho National Laboratory.
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