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"Best Heat Treat Company in Alabama"

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. has a heat treat facility in Cullman, AL. Learn why they feel it's the "best heat treat company in Alabama", its specialties and more.

posted On Friday, February 10, 2023 in Blog

Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) has four locations across the United States: two in Waterloo, Iowa; one in Monroe, Michigan; and one in Cullman, Alabama. For the purpose of this blog, we will focus on Cullman AHT's heat treat services and some of the team. 

Referred to as the Best Heat Treat Company in Alabama by Its Employees

Quick History/Fun Facts about Cullman AHT

  • Opened in 2007, the 4th AHT location
  • Cullman AHT was built in the spitting image of our corporate headquarters and service center 
  • Cullman AHT specializes in both gas and ion/plasma nitriding, UltraOx and Ferritic Nitrocarburizing (FNC). See the full list of services here
  • Induction hardening was added summer of 2022, making it the second AHT location to offer that service along with magnetic particle inspection
  • Cullman AHT has one of the largest nitriding units in the US - it big enough to fit two small cars inside of the vessel
  • Our Alabama heat treat facility works with purchasers/buyers and engineers within the automotive, agriculture, firearms, tooling and other manufacturing industries.  

Meet (some of) the Cullman, Alabama Heat Treat Team

Heat Treaters in Alabama - Tim GarnerTim Garner
Plant Manager

AHT Employee since 2007

Fun Fact: Previous to AHT, Tim worked for a tier 1 automotive supplier as a stamping supervisor, making him a great resource for our auto and stamping customers. Learn more about Tim Garner in his "Meet the Team" blog

Heat Treaters in Alabama - Jason TaylorJason Taylor
Sales Manager

AHT Employee since 2018

Fun Fact: Jason previously worked in manufacturing as a die maintenance technician. Jason's past experience helps him to better understand our customers' needs. Learn more about Jason Taylor in his "Meet the Team" blog. 

Johnny MaynardJohnny Maynard
Operations & Maintenance Lead

AHT employee since 2018

Fun Fact: Prior to AHT, Johnny held leadership positions in maintenance and operations within the energy and forging industries. He was referred to AHT by his son-in-law and AHT Regional Sales Manager, Jason Taylor (pictured above).  

Trever Murphy - Advanced Heat Treat Corp in AlabamaTrever Murphy
Heat Treat Equipment Operator

AHT employee since 2011

Fun Fact: When asked why he likes working at AHT, Trever commented that aside from the family atmosphere, he also likes AHT's flexibility when it comes to scheduling, time off, etc. 

Heat Treaters in Alabama Randy Glenn at AHTRandy Glenn
Shipping & Receiving Coordinator

AHT employee since 2018

Fun Fact: Randy previously was a store manager at an electronics store prior to taking the shipping and receiving position at AHT. Randy is liking his new job at AHT and describes AHT as a laid-back atmosphere where he is always learning.

Chad Wagner - Advanced Heat Treat Corp in AlabamaChad Wagner
Lab Technician

AHT employee since 2021

Fun Fact: Chad previously worked as a team lead in manufacturing for a recreational vehicle company, and prior to that he was an environmental engineer. Learn more about Chad in his "Meet the Team" blog

Aaron Ergle - Advanced Heat Treat Corp in AlabamaAaron Ergle
Heat Treat Technician

AHT employee since 2020

Fun Fact: Aaron is no stranger to AHT. He worked for AHT previously, became an electrician and then later returned to AHT. We're glad to have him back! He is also our facility safety champion in Cullman, Alabama. 

Heat Treaters in Alabama Rickye at AHTRickye McBrayer
Induction Hardening Operator

AHT employee since 2022

Fun Fact: Rickye is in charge of our UltraGlow Induction Hardening service. Prior to AHT, he also handled induction hardening and worked for a tier 1 automotive manufacturer. His skillset makes him a great addition to the team. 

Heat Treaters in Alabama Sean at AHTSean Davis
Equipment Operator

AHT employee since 2021

Fun Fact: Sean started at AHT as a temp, but after seeing his great work ethic, we offered him a full-time position. Today, he is an equipment operator and also serves as a back-up for our shipping & receiving department. 

Specializing in Heat Treat for the Following Manufacturing Industries:

  • Automotive

  • Agriculture

  • Construction

  • Firearms

  • Stamping Dies

  • and Various Tooling / Machine Shops

Learn more about the "Best Heat Treater in Alabama's" services, address and more by visiting our Cullman, Alabama webpage or click here to request a quote. 

Heat Treat Team in Cullman Alabama

* This blog was originally written in September 2019 and then was updated in February 2023 to include new employees and our new heat treat service of induction hardening. 

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