Bodycote Opens Brand New Heat Treatment Facility in Illinois

Some time back Bodycote, the world’s largest commercial heat treater announced they would be closing their outdated facility in Melrose Park, Illinois and opening a brand new location in Elgin, Illinois. We now have the official press release with some details about the facility’s equipment and a couple of top notch photos. We would imagine within the next couple of months we will be seeing a press release about another substantial Bodycote investment in North America, this one in Syracuse, NY. It is really cool to see these sorts of investments in our industry!

“Bodycote opens new Illinois heat treatment facility MACCLESFIELD (U.K.) — Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce the opening of a new facility in Elgin, Illinois, USA. The Elgin facility upgrades our capabilities and positions Bodycote as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the best possible capabilities and geographical network to better serve customers from the agricultural, mining, construction, automotive and various other manufacturing supply chains in the Upper Midwest region.

The brand new facility is now fully operational and supporting customer requirements. Bodycote continues to provide all of the processes and capabilities which were previously offered at the Melrose Park location. Additionally, the new state of the art facility in Elgin offers nitriding, Corr-I-Dur, nitrocarburizing and low pressure carburizing (LPC) solutions. Stephen Harris, Bodycote Group Chief Executive, commented, “We’re very pleased to announce the opening of the new facility in Elgin, Illinois. The purpose-built facility demonstrates Bodycote’s commitment to serving the Midwest and helps us to shape the future of both our company and the industry.” Bodycote has more than 70 facilities in North America. There will be an official opening event when COVID-19 related restrictions are lifted. For more information on Bodycote’s heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, visit

About Bodycote; With more than 180 accredited facilities in 23 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services. Through classical heat treatment and specialist technologies, including Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 50 years. For more information, visit”

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