Bodycote announced that it has acquired the heat-treatment business of Curtiss-Wright Corporation for a total consideration of $52 million. The business comprises nine sites in the U.S. serving a wide range of industries but with a particular focus on commercial aerospace and oil & gas. It also features some key automotive accounts. Stephen Harris, CEO of Bodycote, said: “Adding these nine sites to Bodycote’s existing 35 U.S. plants provides significant additional capability and a broader customer base in key regions. The acquisition includes three sites in Wichita, Kan., providing Bodycote with a major presence in this strategically important aerospace-industry hub. The facility in Lafayette, La., provides access to the buoyant oil & gas market in this part of the U.S., while the five northern plants fit well with Bodycote’s automotive and general industrial network.”