BOS Services Company is proud of its heritage. Founded in 1968 by Henry J. Srsen, the Willoughby, Ohio-based company is now in its third generation of family ownership. To boot, BOS Services is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Henry, who worked at commercial heat treater Euclid Heat Treating, decided to start his own company with just one car-bottom furnace and a grit blast cabinet to clean up the metal after the heat-treating process. BOS Services was the end result of Henry’s hard work and tenacity and the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. Henry’s wife, Gloria, took over the company following his death.

Now, five decades later, BOS Services has three car-bottom furnaces and daily operations are handled by Henry’s daughter, Kim, and grandson, Brian Zayicek. The furnaces range in size from 50 feet x 15 feet x 15 feet to 27 feet x 10 feet x 7 feet to 12 feet x 5 feet x 5 feet. BOS Services has recently upgraded the furnaces by installing new controllers on all three. In addition, thermocouples are constantly checked to remain within industry standards.

This longtime MTI member also boasts two 12-foot-diameter table blasters, one conveyor blasting machine and one 30- x 18- x 17-foot blasting room.  The blasting room can accommodate parts up to 50 feet long and loads up to 50,000 pounds. All of this equipment is housed in a 20,000-square-foot facility 15 miles east of Cleveland.

BOS Services uses this equipment to heat treat parts – particularly steel weldments – that go on to be used in large construction and mining equipment. They also temper steel bar stock and steel plate. The company’s blast cabinets are used for cleaning up the scale that forms on the steel during heat treatment, leaving a surface ready for paint.

Other than construction and mining, BOS Services proudly serves the manufacturing, medical and food industries, and it processes both large and small jobs. The company strongly believes in one-on-one conversation with the customer to ensure that all heat-treating and metal-cleaning requirements are met. More than anything, BOS Services prides itself on quality service – the hallmark of a family-operated company.

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MTI Events

• 2018 Spring Meeting (in conjunction with IHEA)
April 23-25; Scottsdale, Ariz.

• FNA 2018
Oct. 8-10; Indianapolis, Ind.
Furnaces North America 2018 (FNA 2018), presented by the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) in partnership with Industrial Heating, is the heat-treating industry’s marquee event this year. FNA 2018 brings attendees from over 35 states and 17 countries together for learning/training via technical sessions, business opportunities through the trade show and networking events.