Applied Process (AP) decided to expand its Livonia, Mich., plant based on increasing levels of incoming material to be heat treated. With renovations now complete, AP has increased its warehouse space to 5,500 square feet and its office space to 3,675 square feet. Modifications were also made to the plant’s heat-treatment department, including updates that measurably cut down on noise and improve temperature regularity. AP also included a designated formal classroom space in their plans. Whether it is used as conference space, for employee education programs or for future AP University events, the new room will allow AP to train innovative industry leaders.

All of these changes closely follow renovations made to AP’s plant in Oshkosh, Wis., where the company installed a large integral atmosphere batch furnace. This furnace allows for heat treatment of large components and greater throughput of current part designs. Applied Process Inc. is a worldwide family of commercial heat treaters specializing in the austempering process.