We Serve the Ethanol Industry

The world of ethanol is continually evolving and changing. Refractory Service, Inc. has been in the business since 1959—long enough to understand the ethanol industry inside and out. As an industry leader, RSI’s specialists understand when problems call for new and advanced solutions. As operational changes and process advancements continue to evolve, refractory performance has suffered. Refractory products and methods that used to perform well now often fail in a fraction of the time. You need an innovative approach and nimble engineering to get the most out of your refractory linings.

As the industry’s refractory contractor of choice, we know the unique needs of the ethanol industry right here in the heartland of the United States. With multiple locations in the Midwest, we're here to serve the needs of ethanol plants across the Corn Belt and beyond. Whether you’re looking for turnkey solutions for design-build construction, updates to your plant, or repairs to existing refractory, we have you covered with answers you can depend on.

At RSI, our engineers offer innovative ideas to improve your ethanol plant's efficiency. Our team of experts is well-versed in servicing, updating, and troubleshooting all refractory-lined equipment, including: Thermal Oxidizers (TO), Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTO), dryers, and boilers. We’ll service jobs from small repairs to complete rebuilds—and we’ll do it within the timeframe promised.

Like you, our goal is to limit your outages and minimize unplanned downtime. All while helping you maximize vessel availability, generate paybacks, and keep your ethanol plant running efficiently. You can’t afford to go down. We’ll help you keep running.

As a leading ethanol industry supplier, we carry a vast inventory of refractory materials including: ceramic fiber modules, hi-tech coatings, brick, mortars, ceramics, sands, plastics, anchors, and boards. We offer the highest quality products from manufacturers such as Unifrax and Harbison-Walker International. When you need ethanol refractory supplies, we’ll ensure you receive the highest quality materials with fast lead times and unparalleled reliability.

For a skilled approach to ethanol refractory construction, repair and supply, look no further than Refractory Service, Inc.


We offer turn-key refractory solutions to customers in each of these industries.  

Cement & Lime

Our craftsmen are experts in installing complex Trefoils and extensive brick work in kilns. Whether your project is a three foot patch or …


Our ethanol specialists know the process and can help design, repair, or offer you a specific solution to improve your plant's efficiency.

Heat Treat

Gain energy efficiency or re-line your furnace with an existing design. Since 1959, we have focused on heat treating furnaces.

Industrial Metals

We offer a variety of services to die casters, secondary melters, steel mills, ductile iron, grey iron, bronze, brass, and other foundries.

Investment Casting

Our Shell Pro fused silica is a high purity material which is precision sized specifically for the investment casting market.


RSI can assist with your refractory design, demolition, and installation needs for boilers, FCCUs, furnaces, heaters, etc. quickly and safely.

Pollution Control

Refractory Service, Inc. has worked with equipment manufactures on new projects, end consumers and users on rebuilds.

Power / Boilers

We are a full-service refractory company with the expertise on projects varying from large power boilers to smaller commercial units …

Other Industries Serviced

Any process which utilizes high temperature materials including firebrick, pre-cast shapes, ceramic fiber, and other materials.