On Friday, June 8, 2018
Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT) is pleased to announce it has officially broken ground on a new 15,000 square foot expansion at its corporate headquarters at 2825 MidPort Boulevard, Waterloo, IA 50703. This marks the first expansion at its corporate headquarters since it broke ground on the airport location back in 1998. The new addition will allow AHT to segregate its trademark processes, UltraGlow® Ion Nitriding / Nitrocarburizing and UltraOx® (Gaseous Ferritic Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing and Oxidation Treatments) and maintain its state of the art manufacturing feel and presence.
The new expansion will also bring with it two new gaseous ferritic nitriding/nitrocarburzing units w/sizes up to 13’ tall and 5’ wide. The new additions will be twofold: (1) the larger unit (13’ x 5’) will allow AHT to grow its longer-like product line, for processing long plastic injection screws for the plastics industry, hydraulic cylinder rods for the agriculture and/or construction industry lines and various pump, motor, shaft components for the oil and energy industries and (2) the smaller unit (4’ x 5’) will be designed to capture more of the aerospace product line market; this unit will be targeted to be Nadcap approved by late 2018 / early 2019. By doing so, AHT will then have two (2) Nadcap approved processes inside its walls: Ion Nitriding and Gaseous Nitriding.
“This expansion will allow us better control of product flow, inventory control and process capacity,” says William Cowell – VP Ion Nitriding / Plant Manager. “We’ll be nearly doubling our gaseous nitriding capacity w/these additional units and with the floor space, we’ll be able to better accommodate our customer demands.”
AHT has been at the forefront of Ion Nitriding since the company was founded in 1981, by its current CEO/Owner, Gary Sharp. AHT currently has 55 Ion / Gaseous Nitriding units across its four (4) locations: 2825 MidPort Boulevard, Waterloo, IA 50703, 2839 Burton Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703, 1625 Rose Street, Monroe, MI, 48162 and 1545 County Road 222, Cullman, AL 35057.
“I’m excited on many counts. One, we’re adding capacity/backup to an already growing agriculture/construction market. Two, we’re targeting to add a new Nadcap process in order to expand further into the aerospace market and meet more of our aerospace customer demands and requests. And three, we’re gearing up to go even bigger in 2019: with the expansion, we’ve planned to build / design a gaseous unit that will process parts up to 20 feet. This unit will allow us to enter various markets for growth” stated Mikel Woods, President.