Bodycote’s Kitchener (Ontario) facility – part of the Heat Treatment North American division – has been awarded Nadcap accreditation to AC7102 for aerospace heat-treating services. The Kitchener plant already carries TS16949 and AS 9100 approvals for heat treatments and EMS 14001 for environmental approval. The accreditation highlights Bodycote’s commitment to providing high-quality heat-treatment service for aerospace components in Canada. In other news, Tracy Glende was appointed president of Bodycote’s newly formed Aerospace, Defense and Energy division in North America.

According to Bodycote, there have been signs of softening in the aerospace, power-generation and oil and gas markets. The company is preparing for a protracted period of poor demand from manufacturing customers. Bodycote, which operates more than 190 facilities in 28 countries, has said it would consolidate or close 31 plants in response to the global economic downturn.