Commercial heat treater Mid-South Metallurgical located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA has purchased new AFC-Holcroft furnace equipment to increase their production capability.
This expansion will significantly increase Mid-South's production capacity for Carburizing, Carbonitriding, Neutral Hardening, Normalizing, Annealing, and Stress Relieving of metal components.
The new furnace equipment, consisting of a UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) integral quench furnace, two UBT (Universal Batch Temper) furnaces and an EZ™ Generator, was integrated into the customer’s existing batch furnace line, and has been installed and commissioned at the customer’s plant located just south of Nashville, Tennessee.
Said Clif Coleman, President of Mid-South Metallurgical, “I have dealt with many capital equipment companies in various industries throughout my career. AFC-Holcroft’s performance was by far the most meticulous and professional of any.” Coleman added, “AFC-Holcroft worked diligently and tenaciously to ensure that our expectations were met and exceeded.”
Ron Graham, Sales Engineer at AFC-Holcroft stated, “We were pleased to be a part of the expansion of heat treating capacity of Mid-South. They are a growing commercial heat treater and we are proud that we could be their partner for this project.”
Founded in 1916, AFC-Holcroft, is the US market leader in the production of industrial furnace equipment for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.
Headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, AFC-Holcroft operates its own subsidiaries in China and Switzerland and has a global presence through a network of partners located in Australia, Brasil, China, India, Mexico, Poland and Spain.
AFC-Holcroft was recently acquired by AICHELIN Group located in Mödling, Austria. AICHELIN Group - with its manufacturing companies AICHELIN, EMA Indutec, SAFED, BOSIO and Noxmat - is a leading provider of high-quality plants and systems for heat treatment solutions as industrial furnaces, induction hardening plants and industrial gas burner systems. With 1,100 employees globally, it is among the top 3 heat treatment companies worldwide.