Hudapack Selects AFC-Holcroft for New Industrial Furnace Line


Hudapack Metal Treating, a commercial heat treating operation with multiple locations in the Midwestern USA, has selected AFC-Holcroft of Wixom, Michigan USA to supply a new batch heat treating system to their Elkhorn, Wisconsin facility. The order is comprised of two 36-72-36 UBQ (Universal Batch Quench) furnaces with atmosphere top cool chambers, two UBT temper furnaces, one UBTN nitrogen temper furnace and companion equipment. The equipment will include AFC-Holcroft's BatchMaster(TM) controls, Honeywell instruments and will be CQI-9 compliant. The new installation will also include a new EZ-Series 9000 CFH endothermic generator.

The equipment provided has a 6000 lb gross load capacity and will give Hudapack flexibility in the volume and types of parts for processing, as well as greater control over production and metallurgical processes.

The new batch line will be installed in a brand new 25,000 square foot addition to the Elkhorn plant (planned to grow to 70,000 square feet). The entire project is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2013.

Says Gary Huss of Hudapack, "We look forward to this expansion with the addition of these new "state of the art" AFC-Holcroft furnaces with which we will better serve our existing customers and create more opportunities with new potential customers."

"The success and growth of our company is directly related to the diversity of the types of parts we heat treat, and taking the time and care to achieve the optimum metallurgical results."

Tracy Dougherty of AFC-Holcroft says of Hudapack, "Hudapack is the kind of customer we like. The Hudapack staff were thorough with their requirements, prepared their questions thoughtfully and were well prepared for discussions. They are knowledgeable customers, and as such have a greater appreciation for some of the subtle benefits of owning AFC-Holcroft equipment."

About Hudapack:

Hudapack's first location was established in Elkhorn, WI, in 1985, the second location in Glendale Heights, Illinois was acquired in 1994 and the third facility in Franklin, Wisconsin was acquired in 2004. The company now has about 180 employees and offers Induction scanning in the Franklin Plant, induction hardening of fasteners in Elkhorn, Batch IQ furnaces, vacuum, austempering, solution treat and age aluminum in the Franklin plant and a great deal of salt to salt heat treating. Probably the largest processing for the company is Batch IQ work and the Elkhorn facility alone has 10 batch IQ's (not counting the 2 new furnaces coming in).

For more information, please visit our web site at www.hudapack.com

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, and 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 the U.S. and in Europe within the major industrial markets such as 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.

AFC-Holcroft is registered ISO 9001:2008.

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

Tracy Dougherty

AFC Holcroft

248-624-8191

49630 Pontiac Trail

media@afc-holcroft.com

Wixom, MI 48393

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