A major prime contractor in the nuclear field awarded Solar Atmospheres of Western PA a multimillion-dollar purchase order for the vacuum thermal processing of nickel-based nuclear steam-generator tubing. Solar was selected for its unique ability to process the 48-foot-long parts. According to Solar, the customer faced a critical and out-of-the-ordinary challenge of vacuum stress relieving massive parts. The company's distinctive furnace capability was a perfect match for the project.