Youngstown Tool & Die Upgrades In House Heat Treatment

To this rather interesting press release from SECO/WARWICK we can add that Youngstown Tool & Die has some very big plans these days. The company is planning on investing at least $10 million USD in the near future and part of this expansion includes taking over another facility. Currently the company has 46 full time employees but the size of their workforce will probably double.

“Increased capabilities. Increased throughput. Increased customer quality. These are the attributes behind Youngstown Tools & Die’s decision to upgrade their existing atmosphere heat treatment capabilities to new high-pressure gas quench (HPGQ) vacuum furnaces from SECO/VACUUM, a SECO/WARWICK Group company. It’s all part of the company’s big upgrade and expansion plans. Youngstown specializes in manufacturing aluminum extrusion dies since 1961 and because of demand, is moving into a larger facility in their Ohio community to accommodate increased production needs. This is their first purchase from SECO/VACUUM, and proximity and fast delivery were both factors in the decision. Other tangible factors reflected Youngstown’s confidence in SECO/WARWICK’s core values, including the company’s commitment to fulfill obligations by responding quickly to customer needs, by meeting deadlines, and by contributing reliability in every process.

One of the 2 Vector furnaces ordered in January was made available as part of SVT’s VIP program for fast delivery, while the other is scheduled to ship later in the year. Dave Mrdjenovic, Youngstown Tool & Die’s General Manager, said, “The short lead time certainly made a difference to us. Our expansion has been facilitated by a localized government development program to expand employment and business development in our area, so we are moving quickly to take advantage of the program. Upgrading our existing atmosphere furnaces to high pressure gas quench vacuum furnaces will significantly improve our performance as we grow. Having worked with Vector vacuum furnaces at my prior company, I was already comfortable that it was the right technology for our needs.”