why national heat treat

While there are other heat treaters in town, no one can match the quality service offered by NATIONAL HEAT TREAT (NHT). The NHT advantage can be expressed by the "4 E's" – Expertise, Equipment, Excellence and Economy. The first "E" - our expertise - is reflected in one of the most experienced staffs in the industry. With more than 100 years of combined heat treating know-how, our management team can find solutions to the most demanding of applications. Our General Manager, Michael Pendley, holds BS and MS degrees in metallurgical engineering and has almost four decades of experience working for some of Houston's most prestigious engineering and manufacturing companies, including management of heat treating facilities and metallurgical laboratories. Our Vice President of Production, Andrew Duckett, is a battle-hardened expert in the field of heat treating, with almost a decade of invaluable hands-on experience. Quality Assurance Manager Andy Mishaga has 25 years of experience in quality management and is an ISO 9001:2015 certified lead auditor. Facilities Director Ken Wilkinson keeps our furnaces and other equipment in top-notch condition. Our equipment comprises the second "E" and consists of an impressive array of furnaces and related units housed in our 50,000 sq. ft. facility. We can perform a full spectrum of heat treating services including quench-and-temper hardening, normalizing, annealing, age hardening, solutioning, carburizing, nitriding, vacuum heat treating, subzero cooling, stress relieving, postweld heat treatment and more! This impressive suite of modern heat treating equipment is supported by additional equipment for hardness testing, shot blasting, and other services. Added to all of this is our on-site metallurgical laboratory. But even the best people and equipment cannot achieve optimum results without dedication to the third "E" - excellence. At National Heat Treat, every step in the processing of your parts is performed with the utmost care and diligence. Our prime objective is to provide our customers with quality work performed on time every time. It is this attitude that makes all the difference and enables NHT to provide the ultimate in customer service. The fourth "E" – economy - is reflected in our pricing. Our royal service does not demand a king's ransom. In fact, our prices are extremely competitive. Pickup and delivery are free in the Greater Houston area. So don't wait – call us today for a fast and free quote. We look forward to serving you!

National Heat Treat Services

We offer an extensive array of heat treating services at our facility. We have the facilities and technical expertise to provide our customers with dependable results delivered on time.

ABRASIVE BLASTING

Abrasive blasting works by placing a part in a blast cabinet and bombarding the part surface with an abrasive media ... read more

ATMOSPHERE PROCESSING

NATIONAL HEAT TREAT operates five batch atmosphere furnaces, each equipped with an integral oil quench ... read more

BOX FURNACE/OVENS

Box furnaces are used for a variety of operations including tempering, annealing, and normalizing ... read more

GAS NITRIDING

GAS NITRIDING is a surface hardening process in which nitrogen is diffused into the surface of a part to create ... read more

OPEN FIRE

OPEN FIRE HEAT TREATING is done in a furnace with an oxidizing atmosphere. Open Fire treatment can lead ... read more

TESTING AND INSPECTION

National HEAT TREAT offers a wide range of testing and inspection procedures, performed in our own ... read more

VACUUM

WHY VACUUM HEAT TREATING? At the elevated temperatures used in heat treating, metal surfaces ... read more

Services & Industries

NATIONAL HEAT TREAT is here to service and provide thermal processing to industries such as: Oil & Gas, ... read more

Memberships and Certifications

NATIONAL HEAT TREAT is honored to hold ISO 9001:2015 certification. This premier international quality certification is only awarded to companies and organizations that have demonstrated the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

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OPENING HOURS

National Heat Treat is open throughout the year. Check our Opening Hours before you visit.

  • Mondays-Fridays: 8AM to 5PM
  • Saturdays: Closed
  • Sundays: Closed

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Happy Birthday William Chandler Roberts-Austen

March 3 marked the 176th birthday of William Chandler Roberts-Austen (3 March 1843 – 22 November 1902). Austen was an English metallurgist known for his work in physical metallurgy. He invented an automatic recording pyrometer and played a key role in the development of the binary phase diagram. Read more ...

National Heat Treat - Michael Pendlyy

MICHAEL PENDLEY

GENERAL MANAGER
National Heat Treat - Ken Wilkinson

KEN WILKINSON

FACILITIES DIRECTOR