diciembre 23, 2015


         AFC-Holcroft has named sales representative company Southern Thermal Systems to a territory covering Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. Southern Thermal Systems was started in 1995 as a manufacturer’s sales representative agency, dedicated to the thermal processing industry for 20 years.

        Southern Thermal Systems is owned by Marty Benegalia, who earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Engineering studies and also attended Texas A & M University where he studied Mechanical Engineering. Marty has many years of technical experience in the petrochemical and oilfield equipment industries where he was responsible for working with Materials of Construction specifications and performing Metallurgical Testing and Failure Analysis duties. The metallurgical and heat treating experiences eventually led to a sales career in the laboratory equipment and supply industry and then into the heat treating industry.

       Said Tracy Dougherty, AFC-Holcroft’s Sales Manager, “With Marty’s extensive experience in the utilization and mechanics of heat treating equipment, Southern Thermal Systems is uniquely positioned to support the entire life cycle of our product offering; from the initial purchase all the way thru to aftermarket service and spare parts. We are pleased to have them as our sales representatives, bringing our latest technology into the marketplace.” 

      Marty Benegalia of Southern Thermal Systems added, “Southern Thermal Systems is extremely excited to become part of the AFC-Holcroft team. We have always recognized AFC-Holcroft as a well-respected leader in the world of thermal processing equipment. The vast technical knowledge that AFC-Holcroft offers plus their extensive installed base and outstanding quality of their products makes this new partnership truly exciting.”

About Southern Thermal Systems:

     Southern Thermal Systems’ offices are located in Granbury, Texas, southwest of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. In addition to heat treating equipment, the company offers products from leading suppliers of carbon probes, instruments, analyzers, alloy and graphite baskets/fixtures, water systems, vacuum pumps, nitrogen generator systems and various special process ovens. For more information, visit the company’s website: www.southernthermalsystems.biz

About AFC-Holcroft:

     AFC-Holcroft is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces. The legacy companies that comprise AFC-Holcroft have a combined 225+ years of thermal processing experience. The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.

     AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in the United States, has a global reach with direct sales coverage in North America and worldwide, while AFC-Holcroft Europe serves major industrial markets in Germany, France, and other European locations. AFC-Holcroft’s Asian Operations manages partners in China, India, South Korea, and other countries in the region, and the company also extends into markets in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, through relationships with partners, many of whom have manufacturing capability. The company’s website is www.afc-holcroft.com.

     For more information, contact media@afc-holcroft.com.

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