Pennsylvania Industrial Heat Treaters is one of the largest commercial powdered metal heat treaters in the United States. The company annually processes more than 30 million pounds of powder metal parts. It is a business unit of Bluewater Thermal Services, which owns and manages over 10 plants in the U.S. and Canada. The parent company serves the automobile, foundry, metal stamping and industrial manufacturing markets. Founded in 1996, it has achieved QS 9000:1998 and ISO 9001:2000 certifications. Bluewater Thermal Services operates Harbor Metal Treating Company, which has heat treating and related metal processing capabilities. In addition, the parent company s products include offers clutch plates, bearing components, cabinet hinges and coiled wires.