In 2017, we expanded our operation schedule to running 24/7 to meet the short lead-time expectations of our customers. This new schedule provides an advantage over our competitors. Please feel free to take advantage of our “pro-customer” schedule.
Our customer service, accreditations and approvals improved in the following ways:
Expanded Boeing approval, including addition of BAC 5619 – September 2020
Boeing approval – December 2019
Expanded our customer relations support by hiring a senior level Metallurgist – March 2019
Northrup Grumman Marine Division – March 2019
Expanded GE Aviation “Heat Treatment” approval to include Titanium Alloys – February 2019
Expanded UTC Aerospace approval to include UTAS Landing Systems – December 2018
Expanded Eaton Aerospace approval to include Jackson product line – July 2018
Expanded Honeywell “Heat Treatment” approval to include Titanium Alloys – July 2018
Expanded Nadcap “Heat Treatment” approval to include Titanium Alloys – May 2018
GE Aviation approval – July 2017
Expanded our customer relations support by hiring an Expeditor – June 2017
Honeywell approval – June 2016
Nadcap AC7004 “Aerospace Quality System” – May 2016
Expanded Nadcap “Heat Treatment” approval to include Ion/Plasma Nitride – May 2016
Enhanced our customer relations support by hiring a sales force – February 2016
UTC Aerospace Systems (Wolverhampton) – January 2016
Parker Hannifin approval – June 2015
Expanded Nadcap “Heat Treatment” approval to include Gas Nitride & Carburize – April 2015
Enhanced our technical capability by hiring a staff metallurgist – February 2015
We purchased and installed the following new equipment:
3 Temper/Draw furnaces (Age/Precipitation, Temper/Draw, Stress Relieve) – March 2019
Open Fire Furnace (13,000 lb. capacity) – December 2018
Open Fire Furnace (5,000 lb. capacity) – December 2017
2 Temper/Draw furnaces (Age/Precipitation, Temper/Draw, Stress Relieve) – May 2017
3 Temper/Draw furnaces (Age/Precipitation, Temper/Draw, Stress Relieve) – October 2016
Automated Gaseous Controlled Nitride furnace – September 2016
Integral Vacuum Oil Quench furnace – February 2016
I’m very pleased to announce that Geoff Monti has joined Accurate Steel Treating (AST) as Director of Special Projects and Metallurgy. Geoff’s initial assignments will include developing and refining best practice heat treating techniques with special emphasis focused on processing Nickel alloys, Stainless Steels and Titanium alloys. Geoff will act as the technical resource and account manager for these clients. In this capacity Geoff will be interacting with Quality, Production, and Engineering functions to insure process integrity. Beyond these assignments Geoff will utilize his vast experience in metallurgy and heat treating to drive continuous improvement in overall plant operations.
Geoff comes to us with 40 years of heat treating and metallurgical experience. Prior to coming to AST, Geoff spent 10 years at Wyman-Gordon where he started his career as a Product Metallurgist, eventually becoming Chief Metallurgist at the Worchester, MA plant. He then moved to H&H Heat Treating / Lindberg Heat Treating / Bodycote holding various management and technical positions for 25 years. He has extensive experience and expertise in Nickel, Titanium and Aluminum Metallurgy and recent accomplishments include acquiring Nadcap approval at Superior Handforge, in Santa Fe Springs, CA where he served as VP of Quality. Geoff received a BS degree in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and has completed 42 course credits towards his master’s degree. I’m excited that Geoff has joined AST and confident that he will be a valuable resource for our team members and customers. Please join me in welcoming Geoff to the AST family.
Jimmy Hollman and David Medina traded in a day at the office to participate in Leaders Build Day’s 10th Annual Event in Orange County. The 2018 Leaders Build Team successfully framed two homes.
In June 2018, we sponsored the ASM Scholarship Golf Tournament at Los Coyotes CC for the 3rd year in a row. A great time was had by all while raising money to educate the next generation of our industry. (Pictured from left to right is David Medina, Chris Hall, and Jimmy Hollman)
We are at once delighted and disheartened to announce that Mike Bastian retired as of August 2017. We all wish Mike the very best.