VFS of Souderton, Pa., recently sold two vacuum furnaces, helping it approach record bookings for 2007. Circle City Heat Treating of Indianapolis, Ind., purchased an HIQ-7472 2-bar vacuum furnace that can process up to 5,000 pounds in a 48-inch x 48-inch x 72-inch work zone. Standard Aero purchased a VFS model HEQ-3826-2 vacuum furnace. The company was able to commission the furnace 14 weeks after the contract was awarded.

VFS has been on pace to ship more than 10 new high-efficiency hot zones per month. New facility investments include a graphite machining center to enable same-day shipment for critical spare parts.