AFC-Holcroft received multiple orders throughout 2018 for UBQ (universal batch quench) furnaces and companion equipment from Modern Heat Treat, a commercial heat-treating operation in Richland Hills, Texas. The equipment was installed alongside similar equipment already in operation at the facility. Modern Heat Treat benefitted from the modular, flexible UBQ design with the ability to add new equipment incrementally, creating full production cells that utilize existing controls. Individual furnaces can be added to the operation independently, and they can be idled and restarted easily as needed for maintenance service or changes in production.

Modern Heat Treat operates a 25,000-square-foot facility on a 5.5-acre lot, with 57 employees and over 40 furnaces.