Advanced Heat Treat Corp., Waterloo, IA, has earned the top quality award from the Ford Motor Company. The Q-1 Award was presented by Ford representatives at the company's new 40,000 square foot service center and corporate offices. Ford/Visteon's Q-1 Process recognizes companies that have sustained levels of excellence in their systems and performance metrics resulting in customer satisfaction. For example, the company's UltraGlowR heat treating process is used to harden the surface of production materials for Ford.