Advanced Heat Treat Corp. Announces Completion of Building Expansion

When Gary Sharp, founded Advanced Heat Treat Corp., all those years ago he probably didn’t realize that he more than anybody else in North America would be responsible for bringing Plasma Nitriding into mainstream heat treating-quite a feat. Since that time he has marketed the purple glow of Plasma Nitriding into a very recognizable brand as you can see in these photos. As a matter of fact dinner at Gary’s house would not be complete without donning the corporate colors. In the ribbon cutting photo below Gary is front and center on the left, Mike Woods is on his left.

“WATERLOO, IA – February 11, 2019 – Advanced Heat Treat Corp. (AHT), a recognized leader in heat treat services and metallurgical solutions, announced today the completion of the 15,000-square foot building expansion at their corporate headquarters located in Waterloo, Iowa. The milestone was celebrated on February 7 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting, donning the AHT brand color of purple. AHT employees, government officials, local economic leaders, and the contractors and construction crew were in attendance. AHT President Mike Woods commented, “The expansion is a knockout! A great group of people – both internally and externally – put their minds together on a mission and created a great extension of our facility. We’re excited about the additional space that’s going to allow us to grow, bring on new services and enable us to better serve our customer base.” 

Last month, AHT announced their three new gas nitriding units with plans for a fourth before the end of the year; these units are housed in the new addition in order to separate the gas nitriding equipment from the ion (plasma) nitriding units at the corporate headquarters. AHT has four locations: two in Waterloo, Iowa; one in Monroe, Michigan; and a fourth in Cullman, Alabama. AHT also plans to expand its Burton Ave location in Waterloo where traditional heat treating services such as induction hardening and carburizing are offered. Woods added, “This past year has been exciting. We attribute this to our amazing employees, great relationships with our customers, and our continual investment in the future. We thank everyone involved and look forward to another great year.”