Pictured left to right: Steven Maus, Jim Senne, and Bill Andreski.

MetalPro Resources is Solar Manufacturing’s sales representative for Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Jim Senne, Steve Maus, and Bill Andreski bring more than 100 years of combined heat-treating knowledge and experience. MetalPro Resources has offices near Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Cleveland.

“We have relationships with the people of Solar going back decades, and the time was finally right for us to join forces,” Maus says. “Our region is rich in vacuum furnace applications and opportunities and we’re moving forward with the best possible partner in Solar Manufacturing.”

Solar Manufacturing also produced and installed a vacuum gas- nitriding furnace at its sister company Solar Atmospheres to handle increased demand for high-value gas nitriding. The front-loading furnace incorporates the latest nitriding and recipe system and all hot zone components are made completely of graphitic materials inert to the anhydrous ammonia used during the nitriding process.

In addition to a forced gas cooling system, the furnace also incorporates Solar Manufacturing’s convection heating system, reducing cycle time up to 50%.