Entries by Steve Kowalski

We All “Deserve A Break Today”

McDonald’s. Still one of my favorite places to eat. It’s hard to image “micky dees” started 75 years ago today as a single restaurant and has grown to become the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants (70 million customers a day in 119 countries across more than 35,000 outlets) – WOW. Coming from […]

Do You Like Ice Cream?

Yea, Me, Too! Most of you know eating is one of my favorite pastimes. And afterwards, there’s nothing like ice cream … unless of course there’s also pie, or cake, or cookies … But I’m talking ice cream now. For my tech/info gang, here’s some specs we uncovered:   US industrial production of ice cream […]

Hey, Guess who turns 40 this year!

Well, besides KHT. Erno Rubik and His Invention. Photoshop magic by Unknown Good guess! As you know, we’ve been all about problem solving for 40 years here at KHT, especially your PIA (Pain in the @%$) Jobs. And as it happens one of my favorite toys also shares our 40 year anniversary – the Rubik’s […]

Hardness vs. Strength and a Salute to Rockwell

The relationship of hardness and strength is common in the distortion sensitive thermal processing jobs here at Kowalski Heat Treating, where we’re always trying to solve customer part performance requirements, especially their PIA (Pain in the @%$) Jobs! For some of our customers, the words hardness and strength are often used interchangeably. However, when used […]

Spring is Here and We’re Doing Our Part

Image: Courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) You may be aware that Kowalski Heat Treating is all about helping with those PIA (Pain In The @%$) Jobs. And this one’s a doozie. Every year we do our part to help thaw the Lake and melt the ice by funneling our excess heat north across […]

Did you see this?

Above: Actual shot of the total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway March 20, 2015.  Photograph- Haakon Mosvold Larsen-AP As you know, I love anything to do with heat. And there’s nothing hotter than the sun. Tiosgenphyroheal And also, as you may know, I’m always up way before the birds. So, before I left for work this […]