24/7 Service Care



Fort Wayne, IN 46818

About Us

Our focus on industry leadership, expertise, and innovation remains the same.

Empire Refractory Sales, Inc. was founded as Empire Fire Brick Company in 1933. A lot has changed since then, including name and ownership, but our focus on industry leadership, expertise, and innovation remains the same. Today, we are a leading refractory contractor with offices in Indiana and West Virginia. We specialize in every aspect of heat processing equipment and systems, from design, materials, pre-cast shapes, steel fabrication, installation repairs, to complete furnace relines. Combined, our team offers 200 + years of experience to help find solutions to our customers wants and needs. Our team is exceptional and know furnaces inside and out. We listen to your request, and then we go to work. We collaborate with our partner organizations to deliver you the latest technology and solutions. If what you want is not available in the industry yet, we will request it and offer our facility as a testing site.

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Delivering value to our partners in business!

As our owner Mark Hinkel's late father, Dale Hinkel, said, “Son, the work is never complete until you can step back, look at it, and say, job well done.”  That’s what we do at Empire Refractory Sales, Inc. We put our integrity into every job, whether it’s in the shop or in the field, all the way to completion. Our employees and partner organizations take pride in their work, and our customers feel and see it in the results.  Come join the excitement and partner with us!

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Who We Are

We are trusted advisors in the refractory industry that bring value added products and services.

What We Do

We are a leading refractory service company that provides design, materials, and installation to clients throughout the United States.

Why You Need It

We bring value, meaning we find ways to decrease your downtime and ways to increase the life of your refractory!

Delivering value to our partners in business!

When looking for a trusted advisor for your refractory needs, contact us for value added products and services.
24/7 Service Care - 260-456-5656

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