Bodycote announced the opening of a new commercial nitriding plant in southeast Michigan. State-of-the-art equipment has been purchased with installation scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011. Production will commence in the first quarter of 2012. In addition to conventional gas nitriding, various ferritic nitrocarburizing processes will be offered, including Bodycote’s proprietary “Corr-I-Dur” process. The new facility will allow Bodycote’s multinational customers access to nitriding processes and technology they are already comfortable with in Asia, Europe and South America.