Commercial Heat Treater to Take Over Heat Treating Requirements of Gear Manufacturer

Late in 2022 “The Monty Heat Treat News” had this story about a captive/commercial heat treater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA closing down their heat treat facility in favor of outsourcing the work; “NOVEMBER 29th 2022; Captive/Commercial Heat Treater Closes Doors-Outsources Heat Treating; In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA we find a reasonably large Captive/Commercial heat treater by the name of Treat All Metals, a division of Regal Rexnord Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and power transmission components headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. For many years Treat All offered a variety of heat treating processes including press quenching on a commercial basis and also as a service for their parent company Regal Rexnord. For unknown reasons to “The Monty Heat Treat News” the company recently decided that it made more sense to outsource the work and the end result is that the company closed down with the equipment being sold off. Part of the equipment, in particular the press quenching systems will go to a local heat treater who will take over the heat treating requirements of Regal Rexnord.”

When we mentioned this story we also said that a local heat treater would be taking over some of the work and buying the equipment in particular the press quenches. As it turns out the “Allcase” batch IQ furnaces, press quenches and related items all went to a large commercial heat treater in the area. Recently we have had a couple of stories about captive heat treaters bringing their work in house (See this item; “Why do Manufacturers Bring Heat Treatment In House-Part II”, ). In this case we are seeing the reverse, a manufacturer sending work out to a commercial heat treater.

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