Thermcraft Inc., a manufacturer of industrial and laboratory heaters, ovens and furnaces, was named exclusive worldwide distributor for the RAQ-TWT2 quenchant from RichardsApex, Philadelphia.

Richards Apex developed the RAQ-TWT2 product in conjunction with Thermcraft Inc. and Tire Wire Technology, specifically for use in Thermcraft’s atented LQF (liquid quench fluidized bed) system.

Also, Thermcraft acquired Contemporary Kilns Inc., Novato, Calif. Contemporary Kilns specialized in engineering and manufacturing custom kilns and ovens, particularly annealing kilns for the quartz fabrication industry. The acquisition complements Thermcraft's existing equipment line, adding an additional industrial market and increasing its customer build-to-spec product line. Thermcraft will integrate the operations of Contemporary Kilns in its manufacturing facility Winston-Salem, N.C. All specific product support will be handled directly through Thermcraft and its sales representatives.