About Us

Premier Thermal has provided commercial metal processing services to a variety of industries since 1978.

At Premier Thermal, we believe that success is achieved through partnerships.

Your success is our success. For over 40 years, through its Atmosphere Annealing, NitroSteel, and Al-Fe divisions, Premier Thermal has been a trusted partner in the metal processing industry. We have trust, transparency, and outstanding communication with our partners, providing quality products and services, on time with great value. Additionally, while others may be reluctant to tackle a difficult project, with Premier Thermal you will have a partner that is willing and able to find solutions for your most challenging products.

Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Steve Wyatt

Steve Wyatt

PRESIDENT & CEO
Sara McMurray

Sara McMurray

DIRECTOR OF SALES & MARKETING
Tim Daiss

Tim Daiss

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Penny Cook

Penny Cook

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Phil Hilger

Phil Hilger

ENGINEERING & PURCHASING MANAGER
Jeff Drake

Jeff Drake

IT MANAGER
Saminathan Ramaswamy

Saminathan Ramaswamy

GENERAL MANAGER
John Holifield

John Holifield

REGIONAL MANAGER
Dan Andersen

Dan Andersen

REGIONAL MANAGER
Bill Baxter

Bill Baxter

REGIONAL MANAGER

History

  • 1978-1979
  • 1980-1989
  • 1990-1995
  • 1996-1999
  • 2000-2005
  • 2006-2009
  • 2010-2016
  • 2017 to Present

1978

  • Atmosphere Annealing is founded in Michigan

1979

  • Al-Fe Heat Treating is founded in Michigan

1980

  • Lansing, MI – Bassett installs Spheroidize Annealing Bell Furnace (Annual Capacity 40 Million lbs.)

1985

  • Canton, OH plant opens

1986

  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope plant opens
  • Wabash, IN plant opens

1987

  • Canton, OH installs 4 Spheroidize Annealing Bell Furnaces (Annual Capacity 8 Million lbs.)

1988

  • Canton, OH installs a Phosphate Coating Line (Annual Capacity 86 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope installs a Shot Blast Unit (Annual Capacity 80 Million lbs.)
  • Wabash, IN installs a Continuous Roller Hearth Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Million lbs.)

1989

  • Canton, OH installs Saw (Annual Capacity 32 Million lbs.) and Shearing Equipment (Annual Capacity 12 Million lbs.) and installs 2 Spheroidize Annealing Bell Furnaces (Annual Capacity 6 Million lbs.)​

1990

  • Wadsworth, OH plant opens

1991

  • NitroSteel is founded in Wisconsin
  • Canton, OH installs a Normalize Roller Hearth Furnace (Annual Capacity 52 Million lbs.)
  • North Vernon, IN plant opens

1992

  • Canton, OH installs an Isothermal Annealing Roller Hearth Tray Furnace (Annual Capacity 41 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope installs a Continuous Belt Normalizing Furnace (Annual Capacity 52 Million lbs.)

1993

  • Canton, OH plant installs 2 Shot Blast Units (Annual Capacity 80 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Bassett St. installs a Quench and Temper Pusher Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope installs an Oil Quench and Temper Tray Pusher Furnace (Annual Capacity 32 Million lbs.)
  • Wadsworth, OH installs a Drop Bottom Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 3 Million lbs.)

1994

  • Wabash, IN installs a Continuous Roller Hearth Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 7 Million lbs.)

1995

  • Wabash, IN installs a Drop Bottom Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 5 Million lbs.)
  • North Vernon, IN installs an Oil Quench and Temper Pusher Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Million lbs.)

1996

  • North Vernon, IN installs a Roller Hearth Normalize Furnace (Annual Capacity 22 Million lbs.)
  • Wadsworth, OH installs 2 Drop Bottom Solution Furnaces (Annual Capacity 8 Million lbs.)

1997

  • NitroSteel adds grinding operations

1998

  • Canton, OH installs an Annealing Pusher Furnace (Annual Capacity 32 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Bassett St. installs a Phosphate and Lube Coating Line (Annual Capacity 95 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope installs Continuous Mesh Belt Shot Blast Equipment (Annual Capacity 160 Million lbs.)
  • North Vernon, IN installs an Oil Quench and Temper Belt Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Million lbs.)

1999

  • Canton, OH installs a Normalize Mesh Belt Furnace (Annual Capacity 34 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Bassett St. installs 2 Tumble Shot Blast Units (Annual Capacity 130 Million lbs)
  • North Vernon, IN expands adding 20,000 square feet

2000

  • Lansing, MI – Bassett St. installs a Spheroidize Annealing Pusher Furnace (Annual Capacity 24 Million lbs.)
  • Saginaw, MI plant opens
  • North Vernon, IN installs an Oil Quench and Temper Pusher Furnace (Annual Capacity 18 Million lbs.)

2001

  • Canton, OH installs a Spheroidize Annealing Bell Furnace (Annual Capacity 6 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope installs Shot Blast Equipment – (Annual Capacity 105 Million lbs.)
  • North Vernon, IN installs a Normalize Furnace (Annual Capacity 50 Million lbs.)
  • Saginaw, MI installs 2 Continuous Roller Hearth Aluminum Furnace with Water Quench (Annual Capacity 180 Million lbs.) and a Dual Level Continuous Roller Hearth Aluminum Age Furnace (Annual Capacity 180 Million lbs.)

2002

  • Defiance, OH plant opens

2004

  • Canton, OH installs a Rubber Shot Blast Unit (Annual Capacity 40 Million lbs.)

2006

  • Defiance, OH installs a Shot Blast Rotary System (Annual Capacity 100 Million lbs.)
  • Lansing, MI – Mt. Hope installs Rubber Belt Shot Blast Equipment (Annual Capacity 52 Million lbs.)
  • North Vernon, IN installs a Polymer Quench and Temper Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Million lbs.)

2007

  • Lansing, MI - Mt. Hope installs a Normalize Belt Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Miliion lbs.)

2008

  • NitroSteel is nominated for the Presidential Green Awards
  • Wadsworth, OH installs a Hyper Quench Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 229K lbs.)

2011

  • Defiance, OH installs 2 Rotary Solution/Age Systems with Air Quench Capability (Annual Capacity 36 Million lbs.)
  • Saginaw, MI installs 4 Batch Age Ovens (Annual Capacity 126 Million lbs.)

2012

  • Defiance, OH installs 3 Rotary Solution/Age Systems with Air Quench Capability (Annual Capacity 76 Million lbs.)
  • North Vernon, IN installs a Normalize Belt Furnace (Annual Capacity 20 Million lbs.)
  • Wabash, IN installs a Drop Bottom Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 5 Million lbs.)

2015

  • Saginaw, MI installs a Continuous Roller Hearth System with Air Quench (Annual Capacity 36 Million lbs.)
  • Wabash, IN installs a Drop Bottom Solution Furnace (Annual Capacity 5 Million lbs.)

2017

  • Z Capital acquires Atmosphere Annealing and NitroSteel forming Premier Thermal

2018

  • Premier Thermal acquires Al-Fe Heat Treating
  • Defiance, OH installs a Continuous Roller Hearth Aluminum Solution Furnace with Water Quench (Annual Capacity 62 Million lbs.) and Continuous Roller Hearth Aluminum Age Furnace (Annual Capacity 62 Million lbs.)

2019

  • Lansing, MI - Mt. Hope installs additional Oil Quench and Temper equipment with an enhanced roller hearth tray furnace (Annual Capacity 55 Million lbs.)
Construction/Heavy Equipment

Construction/Heavy Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • John Deere
  • Timken

Typical Applications

  • Bulldozers
  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Mixers
  • Graders
  • Trenchers
  • Loaders
Material Handling

Material Handling

Typical Applications

  • Automated Guided Vehicles
  • Conveyors
  • Cranes
  • Forklifts
  • Hydraulic Lifts

Medical Equipment

End Users Include

  • GE
  • Stryker

Typical Applications

  • Dentistry
  • Medical furniture
  • Surgical equipment
Wire Rope

Wire Rope

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Heavy Truck

Heavy Truck (Class 8)

End Users Include

  • Meritor
  • Volvo

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Hitch
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems
Defense

Military/Defense

End Users Include

  • Bell
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sikorsky

Typical Applications

  • Firearms
  • Missile Systems
  • Aircraft Components
  • Avionics
  • Naval Systems
  • Ground Support Vehicles
  • Space
  • Manned Aerial Vehicle
  • Armament Systems
  • All Terrain Vehicles

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Railway

Railway

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Hitch Systems
  • Ramp Systems
  • Turbo Systems
Recreational Equipment

Recreational Equipment

Typical Applications

  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Suspension Systems
  • Transmission Systems
Mobile equipment

Mobile Equipment

End Users Include

  • Caterpillar
  • BOSS

Typical Applications

  • Graders
  • Haulers
  • Refuse Trucks
  • Salt Trucks
  • Snow Plows
Energy

Energy

End Users Include

  • FMC
  • GE

Typical Applications

  • Fracking
  • Gas and Oil
  • Seismic Imagining
  • Solar
  • Wind Turbine
Agriculture

Agriculture

End Users Include

  • CAT
  • John Deere

Typical Applications

  • Drill Equipment
  • Harvesters
  • Hay & Forage Equipment
  • Irrigation & Crop Processing Equipment
  • Planting Equipment
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Tractors

Marine

End Users Include

  • Mercury Marine
  • Seakeeper

Typical Applications

  • Anchor Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Cylinder Rods
  • Propeller Systems
Aerospace

Aerospace

End Users Include

  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Honeywell
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SpaceX
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Typical Applications

  • Aircraft Body
  • Brake Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Systems
  • Interior Cabin
  • Landing Gear
  • Propulsion Systems

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Auto

Automotive

End Users Include

  • FCA
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Tesla
  • Toyota

Typical Applications

  • Brake Systems
  • Exhaust Systems
  • Powertrain Systems
  • Steering Systems