U.K. heat-treatment specialist Alloy Heat Treatment (AHT) will invest approximately $750,000 in new technology and workshop improvements at its facility in Dudley. The investment includes a new drop-bottom oven with water tank, polymer tank and rinse tank line, as well as an electronic tracking system, which has improved communication between AHT customers and the shop-floor team. The oven allows AHT to treat products up to 2 x 2 x 2.5 meters (6.5 x 6.5 x 8 feet). The company also added three apprentices, bringing their total workforce to 55.