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Advanced Heat Treat Corps Awards

At the heart of our organization are our core values of service, teamwork, integrity professionalism, passion and loyalty. As a result of that and the hard work of our employees, we've been fortunate to be recognized with several awards and honors. Below are just a few...

From "Employer of Choice" to "Business of the Year", Learn About AHT's Awards over the Past Couple Years:

Gary Sharp - AHT - top 25 in heat treatTop 5 Most Influential People in North American Heat Treat Industry

AHT founder and CEO Gary Sharp was named one of the most influential people in heat treat, according to TheMonty.com. He was noted as having grown AHT into "the largest commercial ion nitrider in North America." 

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40 under 4040 Under 40

Awarded by Heat Treat Today, AHT Burton plant manager, Adam Kane, and AHT Burton induction supervisor, Josh Braun-Wagner, were both selected for the 40 under 40 Class of 2019. Travis Krieger, production supervisor at AHT Burton, was selected for 40 under 40 Class of 2020. And, Lindsey Newcomb, Joe Patava and Jake McCann were selected for 2021. This list is "a group of young, up-and-coming talent in the North American heat treat industry... a group of industry elite, significant contributors to the heat treat market."

Business of the Year

"Business of the Year"

Awarded by Grow Cedar Valley, the award honors an organization that showcases leadership, achieves a major business accomplishment or makes an outstanding contribution to the Cedar Valley. Received March 2019.


Employer of Choice

"Employer of Choice"

Awarded by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier Newspaper, Advanced Heat Treat Corp. has earned this award in 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.


Largest Heat Treaters in North America

"Largest Heat Treaters in North America"

Recognized by The Monty in their annual list, AHT received a special callout for making ion/plasma nitriding a mainstream process in North America.


Family Business of the Year

Family Business of the Year

Awarded by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, AHT received recognition for our family-owned business and family-like culture. 


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