Bodycote plc to spend $4M on Moorseville heat treating facility

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British-owned Bodycote plc plans to  open a metals heat-treating facility in Moorseville to serve various industries there, including automotive. The company will spend $4 million to open the plant in an existing building at 128 Speedway Lane in Talbert Point Business Park.

“We are proud to have them join our existing industry base,” says Robert Carney, executive director of the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corp.

Bodycote will receive slightly more than $170,000 in incentives over five years from Iredell County and the town of Mooresville. The facility is expected to be operational in 2016.

The company will set up a stainless steel treating line that will strengthen the metal. It expects to sell the processed metal to companies in the automotive, food processing, medical and pharmaceutical industries.

Bodycote, based in Macclesfield, England, has more than 190 plants in 26 countries. The company also operates a facility in Fountain Inn, S.C., about 110 miles southwest of Charlotte in the Greenville area.

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