Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) was awarded the 2012 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year Award by the Metal Treating Institute in cooperation with Industrial Heating magazine. Called the “Master Craftsman Award," this prestigious honor is presented annually to the MTI member company that demonstrates that they are “making a positive impact on their community and their industry." The award is based on contributions made in the areas of quality programs, pollution/hazardous waste control and community involvement. Solar Atmospheres of Western PA was presented with a plaque and $1,500 to be used as an education scholarship in material sciences or heat treatment. Robert Hill, SAWPA president, accepted the award at the 2012 MTI Fall Meeting held in Nashville, TN on October 5 in conjunction with Furnaces North America 2012.
MTI CEO, Tom Morrison said, “The team at Solar represents the future of where our industry is headed. MTI heat treaters are pressing forward with the investment needed to be a top notch manufacturing business with excellence in quality, safety and service. Solar is a prime example of how well heat treaters are making that commitment to excellence.
Hill added, “We are honored to receive this acknowledgement from our colleagues in the heat treating community. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication of our employees and the support from the city of Hermitage, PA that have made our achievements possible.”