Our ‘White Hat’ Founders

James Allen and Margaret O’Connor Shackelford 

On February 19, 1970 from an office in their home in Canal Winchester, Ohio, Jim and Peig Shackelford co-founded Allen Refractories Company.


Since then we have grown to over 50 full-time employees and are now located on a beautiful 8-acre campus north of Pataskala, Ohio.


Jim and Peig always attributed our growth and success to three things: 


  • “First, our greatest asset for sure, is our employees. 


  • Secondly, we have the finest customers. 



Today, Allen Refractories Company continues to grow and be successful because of those same

three factors: our employees, our fine customers, and our business philosophy where we always

conduct ourselves honestly, ethically, and morally.

Contact Us

131 Shackelford Road

Pataskala, OH 43062-9199

Tel 740.927.8000

Fax 740.927.9404

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