Conquerors of Heat


Research and Development

Reno Refractories R&D boasts extensive research capabilities and tools including Scanning Electron Microscopy, X-Ray Diffraction, Mercury Porosimetry, Thermo Gravimetric Analysis, Thermal Expansion, Optical Microscopy, Thermal Conductivity and Laser/Optical Analysis of Particle Sizing. The R&D Team also supports the Quality Control Department by helping with the characterization and testing of inbound raw materials and outgoing products, the key to building and supplying excellent products, as well as evaluating new and alternate raw materials.

Precast shapes

Our precast division has the capability to cast anything ranging from 5 lbs in weight to 25,000 lbs.  We have two dry out ovens with a total combined capacity of 6,000 cubic feet and a top temperature of 2,500 F. We have mobile capacity to dry out steel shell vessels to a temperature of 2000 F. With refractory production and lab facilities in house, the precast facility has an enormous advantage to meet and exceed the goals of our customers that others cannot.

We pride ourselves in quality and promptness to satisfy the needs of our customers and produce it at lower cost. Please call and let us help you with your problems at hand today.

Quality Control

Reno Refractories Quality Control has physical testing and analytical capabilities are supported by high quality equipment operated by qualified technical personnel.

A full range of analysis instrumentation is available for activities such as process control, verification of incoming raw materials and investigative activities.



Reno Refractories, Inc. began making its monolithic Refractories in the mid 1980's under the guidance of Mr. Sid Reno. Mr. Reno was a retired foundry worker. He had more than 35 years of experience with a large cupola melting pipe plant in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mr. Reno continuously stressed honesty, quality and service as the basic principles for business. These lasting principles are still practiced today through the leadership of Mr. Elmer Reno, CEO.

Continuing the family tradition are Elmer's sons, Brent and Braxton. Brent served our country in the United States Marine Corps. He spent a year in Iraq fighting the war on terror and received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marines in June of 2007. Brent currently works with our Technical Services group providing onsite installation support for Reno Refractories products. Braxton graduated from the University of Alabama in 2005 with a degree in business. He is currently the Human Resource/Safety Manager.

The youngest of Elmer's sons, Bryan, was scheduled to graduate from the University of Alabama, but was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2003. The University presented the Reno family with a posthumous degree in Metallurgical Engineering, in honor of Bryan.

As well as an outstanding scholar, Bryan was also a very talented artist. In memory of Bryan and his passion for art, shown here is his rendered image of a Reno company logo that was drawn a few months prior to his accident




Our company is privileged to have a group of dedicated employees continuously rising to the demands of our customers’ refractory requirements. Our sales and customer service department, engineering department, research and development department and precast shapes department here at Reno Refractories, Inc. can provide a satisfactory solution for our customers that will meet or exceed their needs.



For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 1-800-741-7366 or fill out the following form

Head Office

Reno Refractories, Inc. 
P.O. Box 201 
Morris, AL 35116 


To apply for a job with Reno Refractories Inc., come by the office and fill out an application. 

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