For over forty years, Refractory Specialties has supplied
industrial insulation components as a part of Ferro Corporation’s
Refractories Division. In 1992, Refractory Specialties was
purchased by its managers and established as a separate
corporation. The experienced production, technical and service
staff continues to meet your needs for high quality products and
With a vision toward the future, RSI continues to expand the use of
high temperature insulation and refractory products to satisfy new applications in these industries: Appliance, HVAC,
metals, fuel cell, solar energy, fire protection, petrochemicals,
industrial process furnaces, food industry, solid fuel appliances
and high temperature gaskets.
RSI has a sister company, please visit their site at:
Also be sure to check out the Refractory Blog.
Centrally located between Pittsburgh and Cleveland in Sebring,
Ohio, Refractory Specialties maintains state of the art facilities
covering 80,000 foot2 (over 7,400 meter2). All development, production, finishing and shipping of products
is done under stringent quality control procedures.
- Exit the Airport to RT-77 South to RT-62 East in Canton, Ohio.
Follow RT-62 east through Alliance.
- Approximately 3 miles east of Alliance, you will come to Perkins
restaurant and John Deere tractor dealer. Turn left, at traffic
light, onto Johnson Road and follow into Sebring to railroad
- Immediately before the railroad tracks, turn right onto California
Avenue and follow to RSI. We are the last factory on the street.
- Exit the airport to RT-71 South to Ohio Turnpike. Take Turnpike
east to Exit #13 (Streetsboro) RT-14 Southeast. Follow RT-14 to
Deerfield (a small village with a traffic circle approximately
15-20 miles from Streetsboro.)
- Proceed through Deerfield on RT-14 across the reservoir and watch
for Johnson Road (Large farm at this T-intersection with ammonia
tanks), 2.3 miles from Deerfield.
- Turn right and follow Johnson Road approximately 6 miles to
Sebring. Proceed through traffic light and across railroad
crossing. Turn left onto California Avenue immediately after
crossing tracks. RSI is the last factory on the street.
- Exit the Pittsburgh Airport to RT-60 North. Stay on RT-60 North to
last exit before toll road. This is the Chippewa Exit RT-51. Take
RT-51 (left), continue through Chippewa, (RT-51 will change to
RT-14 at the Ohio State Line), continue on RT-14 through
Columbiana, Washingtonville and Salem.
- At the west side of Salem (traffic light at fork in highway)
continue straight past the Dairy Queen. At the next traffic light,
you will intersect with RT-62 West. Continue straight toward
Alliance. You will go through Damascus and Westville (traffic
light). Approximately 1-2 miles past traffic light, you will see a
T-intersection to the right (large arrow with Sebring name and
- Turn right toward Sebring and proceed into the village. California
Avenue is directly before the railroad crossing. Turn left and we
are the first factory on your left.
For more information on our locations, contact us and a
representative will answer any questions you may have.