The Metal Treating Institute is pleased to announce that long-time member, Penna Flame Industries from Zelienople, Pennsylvania, was awarded the Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award by Industrial Heating Magazine. The award was presented at the MTI Fall Meeting Awards Dinner on October 10th in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The award given by Industrial Heating Magazine, in conjunction with the MTI Educational Foundation, is awarded to the company who demonstrates high levels of excellence in quality programs, pollution/hazardous waste controls, and community involvement/leadership.
Penna Flame owner, Jim Orr, stated, “I’m humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers for the hard work that our entire team puts forth in serving our customers and making a difference. This award is such a team effort and represents the passion we have for our customer, the industry, and the impact we make in our local community.”
MTI also recognized four individuals for their excellence in leadership and service to the Metal Treating Institute and the heat treating industry:
Award of Industry Merit – Awarded to Bob Ferry of FPM Heat Treating
Given in recognition of current/ongoing commitment to the betterment of the commercial heat treating industry with one or more significant accomplishments.
Distinguished Service Award – Awarded to Deidra Minerd of Euclid Heat Treating
Given in recognition of current/ongoing commitment over the previous year to the betterment of the Metal Treating Institute with one or more notable accomplishments.
President’s Award – Awarded to Jim Orr from Penna Flame Industries
Given in recognition to the individual that the MTI President feels has had the biggest impact on the Board of Trustees in meeting their goals over the previous year.
Heritage Award – Awarded to Roger Jones of Solar Atmospheres
This award is given out sparingly and is the "most prestigious" of all MTI awards. It is given in recognition of the individual’s lifetime commitment to the betterment of the commercial heat treating industry with one or more notable accomplishments.
MTI and the Awards Committee would like to congratulate each of the award winners for their service and leadership to the heat treating industry.