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Overton Chicago Gear Unveils Expanded Heat Treatment Facility
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Overton Gear Unveils Expanded Heat Treatment Facility 

February 4, 2008

Addison, Illinois - Overton Chicago Gear has completed a 10,000-square-foot expansion of its heat treating facility. New additions include two state-of-the-art carburizing furnaces that employ the latest U.S. and European technologies, along with an 84-inch quench press. This complements the company's existing five pit furnaces and five integral quench furnaces

"The expansion gives us capabilities unrivaled in the industry," says Louis Ertel, President and CEO. "We can now heat treat gears up to 90" in diameter and our new quench press is believed to be the largest in the world."

Custom designed and manufactured, the quench press minimizes distortion during the hardening process by varying the pressure and quench oil flow. The new vertical pit furnaces are state-of-the-art carburizing furnaces that accept work pieces up to 80" diameter and 100" long. Each is computer-controlled to continuously monitor the entire carburizing process. Rapid cooling systems cool both the retort and workload.

Over the last year, the company has added new capabilities to meet customers' gearing needs and completed a high-tech makeover of its brand to better reflect its state-of-the-art facilities, high-tech processes, and global capabilities.

Overton Chicago Gear has been supplying high-quality gearing for more than 100 years. The company specializes in custom gears for the marine, off-shore, locomotive, mining, wind energy, transportation and construction industries, as well as OEMs across various markets. Located in Addison, Illinois, Overton Chicago Gear is an ISO 9001:2000 registered gear supplier. Its full-service offerings include manufacture, inspection, heat treat, hard finishing, and tooth grinding of spur, helical, and bevel gears.

For more information:

Louis Ertel, President and CEO
Overton Chicago Gear, Inc.
530 Westgate Drive
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: (630) 543-9570
Email: lertel@OC-Gear.com




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