Firearms-A Bright Spot in the Heat Treatment Industry
There is not the slightest reason for us to state the obvious; in the age of COVID-19 the vast majority of captive and commercial heat treaters alike are not having a good year with one exception-firearms! Every single company which heat treats gun components or munitions either in house or commercially is busier than s**t these days due to the extraordinary growth in gun sales. As we all know in uncertain times people buy weapons and these are certainly very uncertain times. As an example we know of only 1 large, used mesh belt quench and temper line being sold in all of 2020 and it sold sight unseen to a munitions supplier in the US Midwest just a few weeks back. So while things might be rather dismal these days we can take solace in the fact that some heat treaters are doing quite well these days.