Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Nominations Open

By Darrell Dal Pozzo posted 06-13-2018 10:10


Industrial Heating Magazine, in cooperation with the Metal Treating Institute and the MTI Educational Foundation, is excited to announce nominations are now open for the Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award.

I invite you to nominate an MTI member company for the 2018 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year. You can nominate any company that you feel is qualified – including your own if you are a commercial heat treater.  This honor will be given to one MTI commercial heat treating member that demonstrates that they are “making a positive impact on their community and the industry.”

The award, which will be presented at the 2018 Fall Meeting Awards Dinner in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 10, is based on the following criteria:

Quality Programs: Documenting the steps taken to establish a comprehensive quality program. The applicant will give specific examples of the programs in place, certifications already granted, and how the programs have improved their business.

Pollution/Hazardous Waste Control: Specifying the steps taken to minimize the effect of possible pollution or hazardous waste, whether through the purchase of equipment or through internal programs. A specific list of steps taken should be submitted.

Community Involvement/Leadership: Outlining the efforts taken to contribute to the surrounding community. The contribution can include volunteer, educational, or financial efforts.

The winner will receive a professionally designed plaque along with a minimum $3,000 donation, split between Industrial Heating Magazine and the MTI Educational Foundation, to be presented as a scholarship to a high school senior or college student pursuing a college degree in materials science or an apprenticeship program in heat treating.  A press release profiling the winning company and scholarship recipient will be published in Industrial Heating Magazine.

You may nominate your company or another company using this link:  CLICK HERE. You will have the option to upload a separate document with your submission.  If you are nominating another company, tell us what you know about them and we'll follow up. If you are nominating your own company, please complete the application below as thoroughly as possible. The application must be received no later than July 31, 2018.   If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tom Morrison, CEO of MTI Management at



1995:      Induction Heat Treating Corp.
1996:      Steel Treaters
1997:      Solar Atmospheres
1999:      B&W Heat Treating (1975) Limited
2000:      Jasco Heat Treating
2001:      Hansen-Balk Steel Treating
2002:      Aberfoyle Metal Treaters
2003:      Stack Metallurgical Services
2004:      VAC AERO International, Inc.
2005:      American Heat Treating Corp.
2006:      The Sousa Corp.
2007:      Industrial Steel Treating
2008:      Therm-Tech of Waukesha
2009:      Euclid Heat Treating
2010:      Induction Heat Treating
2011:      Nevada Heat Treating/California Brazing
2012:      Solar Atmospheres of Western PA
2013:      Pacific Metallurgical
2014:      Byington Steel Treating
2015:      Heat Treatment Australia
2016:      Erie Steel Treating
2017:      Winston Heat Treating

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