50 Largest North American Commercial Heat Treaters By Sales Volume

Monday of next week “The Monty Heat Treat News” will be publishing our long awaited list of the 50 largest commercial heat treaters in North America based upon annual sales volume.  While there will be some changes amongst the top 30 (including the addition of Dowa Thermotech and a couple of others) the most interesting thing about this list  is who the next 20 companies will be-as we have pointed out previously we have never ranked more than the 30 largest. The basic criteria for this list can be found in our summary of 2020 (below) while last years list in its entirely can be found at https://themonty.com/project/largest-north-american-commercial-heat-treats-august-2020/ 

Since 1999 “The Monty” has been publishing annually a list of the largest commercial heat treaters in North America based upon annual sales, our 2019 list can be found https://themonty.com/project/largest-north-american-commercial-heat-treats-august-2019/ This year readers will see we became a bit more ambitious and expanded the list to the 30 largest. Before we get into the list it is disclaimer time;
  • Rankings are based upon sales for 2019.
  • The vast bulk of companies on this list are privately held which means exact sales figures can be difficult to find. So while we are quite proud of our efforts and consider this list to be the most accurate available anywhere we do not for a second claim that it is 100% correct.
  • Over the years some readers have pointed out that our rankings are not always in line with MTI figures (Metal Treating Institute is the largest organization of commercial heat treaters in North America and they rank their members in each geographic region). We would concur with this for two reasons. The first is that not all commercial heat treaters belong to MTI which “skews” the numbers. For instance some of the largest commercial heat treaters on the continent do not belong, this includes Bodycote, Woodworth and Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Second MTI tracks members in a particular region. For instance Specialty Steel Treating does not rank as the largest in Michigan which is where they are headquartered but when you factor in their facility in CT (a different region for MTI) the overall picture changes.
  • We are always asked where the information for our rankings comes from, a very fair question. The largest on our list, Bodycote is a publicly traded company and sales figure are freely available. Solar Atmospheres, #6 on our list is very open and said that we could post their sales figures, Heat Treating Services in Michigan also gave us permission to post a ball park figure for them. Most of the companies on this list did share sales figures with us on the basis that they not be printed, a very reasonable request. Further verification came from knowing the number of locations, the physical size of each, number of employees and the processes each offers.
  • We appreciate the help and guidance everybody provided us with.
  • All figures quoted are in US Funds.

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