Vac-Met, Warren, Michigan, USA Appoints Manager

Commercial heat treater Vac-Met (a Solar Atmospheres Company) has appointed Mr. Chris Molencupp as Manager of their Warren, Michigan facility. Chris brings a wealth of experience with him having worked with companies such as Advanced Heat Treat Corp., and Hy-Vac Technologies. This facility was in the news earlier this year when it was acquired by Solar Atmospheres-the original press release is below;

“Warren, MI, August 29, 2022 – Solar Atmospheres, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vac-Met, Inc. With locations in Warren and Fraser, Michigan, Vac-Met has built a strong heat treating presence in the Midwest over the last 41 years.

The addition of Vac-Met within the Solar Family of Companies will increase the total commercial vacuum heat treating and brazing facilities to a total of five (5) plants across the USA. Their goals of providing state-of-the-art commercial heat treating, primarily in a vacuum environment, aligns perfectly with Solar’s mission. Joseph White will continue to head the day-to-day operations of Vac-Met’s nine (9) vacuum furnaces, while leading an impressive team that he has built over the years.

Joseph will report to Robert Hill, President of Solar Atmospheres of Western PA. Robert Hill states “We look forward to continuing to provide unparalleled vacuum thermal processing services to Vac-Met’s valued customers while expanding Solar’s footprint. Solar is excited to support a dedicated and loyal employee base and welcome them to the Solar Team. Together, we will grow the business with unwavering commitment to honesty as our core value.”

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