Solar Atmospheres Of Western Pennsylvania Wins 2012 Commercial Heat Treater Of The Year Award

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The Metal Heating Institute Awards 2012 Master Craftsman, Commercial Heat Treater of The Year To Solar Atmospheres of Western PA

Robert Hill, President of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Receiving Award

Robert Hill, President of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA Receiving Award

The team at Solar represents the future of where our industry is headed. MTI heat treaters are pressing forward with the investment needed to be a top notch manufacturing business with excellence in quality, safety and service.

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) was awarded the 2012 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award by the Metal Treating Institute in cooperation with Industrial Heating magazine. Called the “Master Craftsman Award," this prestigious honor is presented annually to the MTI member company that demonstrates that they are “making a positive impact on their community and their industry." The award is based on contributions made in the areas of quality programs, pollution/hazardous waste control and community involvement.

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA was presented with a plaque and $1,500 to be used as an education scholarship in material sciences or heat treatment. Robert Hill, SAWPA president, accepted the award at the 2012 MTI Fall Meeting held in Nashville, TN on October 5 in conjunction with Furnaces North America 2012.

MTI CEO, Tom Morrison states, “The team at Solar represents the future of where our industry is headed. MTI heat treaters are pressing forward with the investment needed to be a top notch manufacturing business with excellence in quality, safety and service. Solar is a prime example of how well heat treaters are making that commitment to excellence.”Mr. Hill states, “We are honored to receive this acknowledgement from our colleagues in the heat treating community. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of our employees and the support from the city of Hermitage, PA that have made our achievements possible.”

ABOUT SOLAR ATMOSPHERES OF WESTERN PA
Vacuum Heat Treating and Brazing services provided by Solar Atmospheres produce bright, scale-free parts with minimal distortion. The Hermitage, Pennsylvania plant, 60 miles North of Pittsburgh, specializes in thermal processing of large manufacturing parts. This facility houses the world's largest commercial vacuum furnace ( 5' wide x 5' high x 36' long work zone - 150,000 lb. workload capacity) which uniquely benefits the

aerospace industry. With a variety of furnaces processing smaller parts, Solar Atmospheres serves 18 different industries. State-of-the-art services also include carburizing, nitriding and R&D. Additional plants are located in Fontana, California and Souderton, Pennsylvania. http://www.solaratm.com

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