Industrial Heating, in cooperation with Metal Treating Institute and the MTI Educational Foundation, invites you to nominate an MTI member company for the 2016 Commercial Heat Treater of the Year award. You can nominate any company you feel is qualified – including your own if you are a commercial heat treater.

Formally called the “Master Craftsman Award,” this honor will be given to one MTI member company that demonstrates they are “making a positive impact on their community and their industry.” The award, which will be presented at the 2016 Fall Meeting Awards Dinner in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 5, is based on the following criteria.

  • Quality Programs: Documenting the steps taken to establish a comprehensive quality program. The applicant will give specific examples of the programs in place, certifications already granted and how the programs have improved their business.
  • Pollution/Hazardous Waste Control: Specifying the steps taken to minimize the effect of possible pollution or hazardous waste, whether through the purchase of equipment or through internal programs. A specific list of steps taken should be submitted.
  • Community Involvement/Leadership: Outlining the efforts taken to contribute to the surrounding community. The contribution can include volunteer, educational or financial efforts.

The winner will receive a professionally designed plaque along with a minimum $1,500 donation to be presented as a scholarship to a high school senior or college student pursuing a college degree in materials science or an apprentice program in heat treating.

Click here to nominate a member company or to apply. Applications are due by Aug. 10.