Vacuum Furnace Systems (VFS) Corp., Souderton, Pa., opened a sales and service office in the Los Angeles, Calif., area to provide sales, service and support for existing and prospective VFS customers in the western U.S. Currently capable of providing field service and general maintenance, the center will be fully operational by early Fall 2002. Tim Coe has been hired as service manager for the new office, who comes to the company after 12 years as a lead field engineer on heat-treating equipment.