HOUSTON (July 7, 2014) – Thorpe has acquired Clayburn Refractories Ltd with offices in Abbotsford, BC and Edmonton, AB. Clayburn Refractories is a strong leader in both British Columbia and Alberta provinces providing refractory solutions and services there since 1974. The acquisition provides Clayburn access to Thorpe’s industry leading refractory engineering capabilities. Thorpe benefits by further extending their turnkey project capabilities into Western Canada, better servicing some of their existing as well as new customers there. Clayburn will maintain their name as a wholly owned subsidiary of Thorpe Specialty Services Corporation and will continue to work from their current locations.