VAC AERO’s Furnace Manufacturing Division has received new vacuum furnace orders from six different repeat customers. Most of the orders will be delivered in the first half of 2009 to locations in the United States, Canada and Asia. The contracts range from high-vacuum, high-temperature units for ultra-clean processing to heat-treating and brazing furnaces for aerospace applications. The contracts are valued at approximately $5.5 million (Canadian). In addition to the furnace contracts, VAC AERO has been awarded orders totaling more than $500,000 for hot-zone replacement and restorations.