Bluewater Thermal Solutions, located at 118 Access Rd., St. Marys, held an open house Thursday morning to introduce the company's new induction heat treating process.
According to General Manager Jason Hanes, induction hardening differs from traditional furnace hardening because it focuses on hardening a specific area of a part instead of the entire part.
"No one in the area offers that type of hardening process," Hanes said.
Hanes explained that by by using induction hardening they can take a gear, harden only the teeth, and leave the rest of the material unchanged.
Among the new business items approved by the Fox Township Supervisors were those pertaining to paving, a potential construction project and a flood plain ordinance.
The board approved adoption of a flood plain ordinance as requested by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
"This is being required by FEMA and was not initiated at the township level. It is part of their newest update of maps," noted Kathy Dowie, township secretary.