To accommodate rapid growth and increase its ability to service current and future customers in the region, the Plibrico Company recently announced the opening of a new mechanical services location in Kearney, Nebraska. This new location strengthens the company's presence in the area and supports quicker response for emergencies, installations, and preventive maintenance work to keep customers' burners, boilers, chillers and HVAC systems operating at peak performance.

"The decision to expand our presence into Kearney, Nebraska was a logical step in our business growth strategy," says Mike Winkelmann, general manager at Plibrico Mechanical Services. "We are investing in this area because it is rich with industrial, institutional and commercial organizations in need of a company they can trust to maintain their sophisticated heating and cooling systems. We have the expertise and capacity to protect their assets, reduce capital expenditures, and realize energy savings."

Representing decades of experience, Plibrico Mechanical Services provides the knowledge needed to safely oversee a burner, boiler, chiller or HVAC project from conception through completion. Following installation, Plibrico mechanical technicians will help extend the life of the equipment with 24/7 emergency service and response, predictive maintenance, and proactive steps to ensure minimal unscheduled downtime. To help the customer lock in productivity gains, Plibrico technicians will also regularly test systems for performance, adjust for operation efficiency, and balance forecasted operations and maintenance costs to ensure equipment works optimally.

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Plibrico Company, LLC is an industry leading single-source supplier of aluminosilicate and high alumina monolithic refractories used in the processing of aluminum, steel, sugar, cement, waste, power generation and other demanding thermal environments. For over a century, organizations have trusted us to develop innovative and reliable refractory solutions that consistently increase efficiency, improve production uptime and safely boost the performance of our customers' thermal processing operations and equipment.

Committed to growth and focused on providing value to customers, Plibrico has brought together one of the broadest product and technical service portfolios in the refractories industry. Our wide portfolio allows us to fully service our customers from concept to completion.

Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, Plibrico serves its customers through a centrally located manufacturing plant, and a network of refractory construction offices and partners throughout the United States and Canada. Plibrico supplies high quality monolithic refractory materials worldwide under the Plico brand.