Coming out of the Navy with no experience in heat treating, Mr. Edward McCrink started his career as a salesman for a thermal processing company in Chicago, IL. Within a couple of years, McCrink left his employer to start his own heat treating company in 1953 and grew the company to become one of the largest thermal processor in the United States.
McCrink fell in love with martensitic stainless steel and has continuously pursued his vision of utilizing martensitic stainless steels to reduce weight and increase strength in components and structures.
Since successfully selling the Hi-Temp, Inc. plants in the 1970’s, he has continuously pursued his vision of utilizing commonly available martensitic stainless steels to reduce weight and increase strength in structural components. "McCrink is 89 years old and still comes to work everyday and it looks like he will soon have his own putter shaft manufactured with his technology,"
KVA STAINLESS™ technology can benefit any market segment where component weight, strength and corrosion resistance are critical issues, providing a superior alternative to conventional materials. Ideal applications include:
• Automotive components and structures
• Aviation components and structures
• Gas and oil production pipelines
• Petrochemical and process piping
• Agricultural equipment
• Medical devices and wheelchairs
• Action sporting goods – golf, baseball, bicycles
For more information, contact Douglas Gore, vice-president of sales, KVA STAINLESS™, 124 S. Market Place, Suite 200 Escondido, Ca 92029, 760-489-5821 dgore(at)kvastainless(
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KVA Stainless is an engineering and research company that also manufactures seam welded tubing. KVA has spent years developing and patenting it’s technologies around air hardenable martensitic stainless steels and other hardenable ferrous alloys.