Elizabeth, PA, November 9, 2023 – Chiz Bros., a provider of custom solutions for refractory and high temperature applications in a wide range of industries, including metals, power, glass, and ceramics, has opened a warehouse in suburban Detroit. The facility, which is located at 36082 Industrial Road in Livonia, off I-96 (Jeffries Freeway) Levan Road exit 173 near I-275, carries the same inventory as the company’s Pittsburgh-area location. Those products include Ceramic Fiber Blanket, Papers & Felts, Boards, and Modules. The Detroit Warehouse will also provide local support for routine and emergency needs.

“As one of the country’s largest Alkegen (formerly Unifrax) distributors, we are always looking for ways to better serve our core markets in the industrial heartland and Rust Belt with Made in the USA ceramic fiber products,” says Mark Rhoa, Jr., Vice President of Chiz Bros. “With that purpose in mind, we opened the Detroit Warehouse under the leadership of Mike Klauk, our Regional Manager.”

“I am pleased to be responsible for the activities at our Detroit Warehouse,” says Klauk, who came to Chiz Bros. after more than a decade at Unifrax, where he held Sales Engineer and Applications Engineer positions. “I look forward to providing our customers with the products and technical assistance they need exactly when they need them.” He may be reached at and 734.793.8556.

Mike Klauk

About Chiz Bros.

Chiz Bros. provides custom solutions for refractory applications in a wide range of industries, including metals, power, glass, and ceramics. As a market leader for more than 50 years, the company has earned a reputation for supplying quality products that are competitively priced and delivered on time.
The Chiz Bros warehouse in suburban Detroit and original location near Pittsburgh are fully stocked to meet most customers’ needs for Unifrax Fiberfrax® Ceramic Fiber Products, Non-RCF Soluble Fiber Products, Metallic Refractory Anchors, Insulating Firebrick, Refractory Castables, Fire Protection Products, Heating Elements, and Silica-Based Textiles and Insulation.

For more information, contact Mark Rhoa, Jr., at or 412.384.5220.