Bodycote to Open New North American Heat Treatment Facility in North America

Now this is a really interesting news item, as a matter of fact we would rate it as a 9 out of 10 on the interest scale for heat treat related press releases. And why? If you read the press release and see the technologies that Bodycote will be investing in you will quickly realize that this represents an investment of many millions of dollars and that these are leading edge but expensive technologies. The reference to vacuum carburizing is certainly intriguing. While Bodycote has several VC installations in North America currently we are not aware of any additions the company did in 2018 and to take it one step further we do not know of any new VC investments in the commercial heat treating industry in all of 2018. Obviously the company feels strongly that there is a market for this process in the near future. We look forward to more details.

Bodycote Invests In New North American Heat Treatment Facility

“Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatment and specialist thermal processing services, is pleased to announce plans to open a new heat treating facility in Elgin, Illinois. The new facility will include advanced heat treating technologies such as low pressure carburizing and carbonitriding, vacuum nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing, Bodycote’s proprietary Corr-I-Dur® process, and traditional carburizing of large parts. The facility, scheduled to be operational by late 2019, will support the automotive, agricultural, mining, construction and various other manufacturing supply chains in the Upper Midwest region. Dan McCurdy, President Automotive & General Industrial, North America & Asia division, adds: “This investment demonstrates Bodycote’s commitment to serving the Midwest with the services our customers ask for and require.”

About Bodycote. With more than 180 accredited facilities in 23 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of heat treating 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, defence, 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 30 years. For more information, visit For more information, please contact: Bill Sandstrom, Vice-President, AGI North America. Email: [email protected]