FBF Limited dba Queen City Steel Treating, Cincinnati, Ohio, began in 1922 when Edwin Stenger and Bernard Stenger realized the need for a commercial heat-treating operation in the Cincinnati area. Three generations of the Stenger family members operated the company for 74 years. In 1996 FBF Limited (doing business as Queen City Steel Treating) took over the operation in its 100,000 square foot plant. The new ownership is comprised of three partners: Judith (Judy) Rudy, Michael Fourney and William Fourney. Judy is the president and operating manager of the company.
Under her direction, Queen City Steel Treating has moved into a leadership role in the heat-treating industry. One of the first major changes was the advancement of quality assurance. The goal was to be certified as ISO-9002 and QS-9000, and to earn the Fords prestigious Q-1 Supplier Quality Award. All of this was achieved in record time, and was quite a feat with only 11 heat-treating companies in North America being certified in all three at the time.
In 2003, Queen City Steel Treating purchased Quality Metal Treating - Cookeville, TN in an effort to expand our services to the ever growing manufacturing population in the South as well as to better serve the needs of our current customers expansions into this geographical area. The services available are similar to Queen City Steel Treatings.
One of the companys current goals is to become an innovator in the changing roles of the metal working industry. This is being achieved through participation with the industries it serves, as well as with the heat-treating industry. The management team at Queen City Steel Treating serves in local, as well as national, associations and societies, which include the Metal Treating Institute, Precision Metalforming Association and the American Society of Materials. Queen City Steel Treating is also an active research and development site for Super Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of controls automation for the thermal processing industry, also located in the greater Cincinnati area.
Queen City Steel Treatings customer base currently serves the automotive, heavy truck, mining, lawn and garden, construction and safety products industries. Tier one customers currently include Arvin Meritor, Ford Motor Company-Sharonville, The Timken Company-PSC, Feintool-USA, Art Technologies and Square D.
We have a dedicated staff with years of experience, good, well-maintained equipment, and an ownership that wants to grow. We know our niche is high production, and we are going after it.
Queen City Steel Treating now operates a 2000# continuous mesh belt furnace line, high volume carburizing pusher line, eight integral quench furnaces complete with all companion equipment, a super capacity 36 x 48 x 72 integral quench furnace equipped with a top cool unit and a fully integrated aluminum line. We also offer secondary operations for your one stop shopping that include shot blast and vibratory mill cleaning, thermal cleaning, rust preventative (oil and water based) and packaging.
Our processes include neutral hardening, carburizing, carbonitriding, normalizing, annealing, ferritic nitrocarburizing, nitriding, solution and aging of aluminum, induction hardening (concentration on high volume only work). These processes, along with the secondary operations we provide, allow for a more lean and efficient manufacturing experience.
Queen City Steel Treating looks forward to serving your current and future heat-treating needs as we aim to partner for successes for both our customers and all involved in the operations of our company.