Commercial Heat Treater Thermal Vac Making Substantial Investments

In 2020 we ranked commercial heat treater Thermal Vac  as one of the largest commercial heat treats in North America “Founded in 1985 by Steve Driscol and based in Orange, CA, Thermal-Vac Technology is southern California’s premier brazing, heat-treating, and finishing facility offering first-class services to a wide customer base, including some of the most demanding in the industry. For over three decades we have been sought out by customers who require the most innovative solutions for challenging project needs, effectively helping to secure a position as a leader in the industry. With an original facility of 5,500 square feet and 11 active customers, Thermal-Vas transformed into a multiple location company with over 60,000 square feet of campus footprint. We have 80 team members, with 50 in production. Thermal-Vac is a family-owned business with second generation family leaders heading the business since 2012. Our team is comprised of many family-oriented relationships with over 25% of our employees being related to each other in some way.”

Since that article the company has been very busy – let’s summarize a little;

– Sean Driscol, son of the founder Steve Driscol was recently named President of the new location “Thermal-Vac Arizona”. While this location is still a work in progress we do know that it will include a shiny new vacuum furnace.

-The facility in Orange, CA has added a new salt bath to increase the capacity of their aluminum dip brazing process.

-On the way is a brand new Gasbarre nitriding furnace. This photo shows a typical nitriding unit from the company, whether the Thermal Vac unit is exactly the same we can’t say.

It’s always great to see a family owned business transition from first generation to second generation and in the case of Thermal Vac the transition seems to be going smoothly.

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