Solar Receives Nadcap Merit Status for Vacuum Heat Treating

Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) announces that it has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for vacuum heat treating and brazing of me...


Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) announces that it has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for vacuum heat treating and brazing of metals. The successful November 2013 audit marks 10 years of doing business as a Nadcap supplier. Having demonstrated SAWPA’s ongoing commitment to quality by satisfying customer requirements and industry specifications, the Nadcap Task Group has determined that SAWPA has earned the prestigious honor of being a Merit status supplier. Among other benefits, Merit status means that SAWPA has been granted an accreditation that lasts two years, through January 2016, instead of the standard one-year accreditation.

Susan Generalovich, SAWPA quality manager says, "Achieving Nadcap accreditation with Merit could not have been accomplished without the help and understanding of each and every Solar employee. I would especially like to recognize Bob Hill, SAWPA president, for his unwavering support. Upper management support is a key to a smartly run organization.  Top down encouragement and drive for excellence, achieves excellence!”

“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes. Companies such as Solar Atmospheres of Western PA go above and beyond achieving Nadcap accreditation to obtain Merit status and they should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto, vice president and chief operating officer at the Performance Review Institute. “Benefitting from a less frequent audit schedule reduces audit costs and associated pressures and demonstrates the trust that the aerospace industry has in Solar Atmospheres of Western PA, based on their past performance in Nadcap audits. PRI is proud to support continual improvement in the aerospace industry by helping companies such as Solar Atmospheres of Western PA be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the industry moving forward.”

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Solar Atmospheres specializes in vacuum heat treating, vacuum nitriding, vacuum brazing as well as vacuum carburizing services. With processing expertise and personalized service, Solar will process your small or large parts efficiently with our unique range of over 60 vacuum furnaces. Sizes range from lab furnaces to the world's largest commercial vacuum furnace. ...Read more Or visit