Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat-treatment and thermal-processing services, plans to open a new heat-treating facility in Elgin, Ill. The plant will include advanced heat-treating technologies such as low-pressure carburizing and carbonitriding, vacuum nitriding and ferritic nitrocarburizing, Bodycote’s proprietary Corr-I-Dur process and traditional carburizing of large parts. The facility, which is scheduled to be operational by late 2019, will support the automotive, agricultural, mining, construction and other manufacturing supply chains in the upper Midwest region.

Bodycote operates more than 180 accredited facilities in 23 countries.