Heat Treating in Texas is Different-Specialty Heat Treat

Texans are always very proud of the fact that everything in Texas is bigger and heat treating is no exception. To make a very broad generalization most heat treating in North America involves parts that weigh under 100 pounds, auto components, firearms, fasteners, aerospace parts to name a few but in Texas many of the heat treaters talk about parts in the 1000’s of pounds, this leads us to family owned Specialty Heat Treat, one of the 50 largest commercial heat treaters in North America as ranked by “The Monty Heat Treat News”. https://themonty.com/project/the-50-largest-commercial-heat-treaters-in-north-america-2023/

Last week Gord and Dale Montgomery of “The Monty Heat Treat News” had the chance to tour this facility with Sam Moore who along with his family own and run Specialty.

What we saw was a facility largely dedicated to heat treating of “bar stock” and pipe most of which is destined for the oil and gas industries. As an example a number of the furnaces (designed and built by Specialty themselves) are 25’ long with a capacity of 20,000 pounds and quench tanks with either polymer or oil-in one of these photos we can see a load about to be quenched, another shows Sam Moore and Dale Montgomery standing in front of one of the many furnaces.

Another feature of the company is their  straightening ability for large pipes and bars. The entire company is quite proud of the fact that by the end of this month they will be bringing on line a 1,000 ton capacity straitening press (one of the largest in the North American) this is shown in one photo with Sam and Fritz in front.

Perhaps everything in Texas is bigger.

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