RAD-CON announced the addition of Energy Resource Control Corp. (ERC), a provider of equipment that generates protective atmospheres for a variety of industrial processes, to the RAD-CON Group. ERC, like RAD-CON, is based in Cleveland, Ohio. ERC’s primary product is a co-generator that produces high-purity nitrogen and steam typically used in metal-processing facilities that clean product using steam-heated pickle lines and heat-treat product in furnaces using a protective atmosphere.            

According to RAD-CON, both companies serve the same niche market: ferrous and nonferrous annealing and other heat treating. The addition of ERC, a privately held company, makes available a complementary product that can reduce energy costs. RAD-CON’s atmosphere control experience in the annealing process allows application of this technology in a wider range of facilities.