Expanite, a specialist in the surface hardening of stainless steel, opened a new heat-treatment center – subsidiary Expanite Inc. – in Twinsburg, Ohio. The Denmark-based company can now offer its North American customers the same gaseous surface-hardening treatment options as in Europe. Customers can choose to have their material processed on a day-to-day basis or opt for a fully automatic solution installed directly in their production line, thereby eliminating the cost, logistics and risks involved in shipping the parts for hardening. Expanite also hired Christian Dalton as its new North American sales manager.