Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award

posted on 07.1.11

Application Deadline: Aug. 29, 2014

Online & Printed Applications at Very Bottom of this Page

Industrial Heating, in cooperation with Metal Treating Institute and the MTI Educational Foundation , invite you to nominate an MTI member company for the 2014 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year award. You can nominate any company you feel is qualified – including your own if you are a commercial heat treater.  Formally called the “Master Craftsman Award,” this honor will be given to one MTI member company that demonstrates they are “making a positive impact on their community and their industry.”

The award, which will be presented at the 2014 Fall Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 8, 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 $1,500 donation to be presented as a scholarship to a high school senior or college student pursuing a college degree in materials science or an apprentice program in heat treating. A press release profiling the winning company and scholarship recipient will be published in Industrial Heating magazine.

You can apply either online or in print below.  If you apply online, you have the option to upload a separate document with your submission.  Please use separate sheets of paper if needed. 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 following application as thoroughly as possible. The application must be received no later than Aug. 29, 2014, and it must be sent directly to Associate Editor Bill Mayer.   If you apply online, your submission will automatically go directly to Bill Mayer.


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

If you have any questions or would like more information, please the MTI Office at 904-249-0448 or  Thank you and good luck!



CLICK HERE to Nominate Another Company

CLICK HERE to Complete the Online Application for Your Company to be Nominated for the Award

CLICK HERE to Download a Paper Application for Your Company to Nominated for the Award.  (it is a fillable pdf file so you can type your answers in the area provided on your computer.)