The Monty, April 2005 Issue
As you’re probably aware from time to time we sum up commercial and captive heat treating in different geographic regions around the world, for today we’re talking about
On the commercial side we have the two big boys on the block, Bodycote International with 2 plants and
On the captive side in spite of the large amount of automotive work none of the auto makers do much in the way of heat treating except for GM and even their facility in St. Catherines, Ontario is just a shadow of it’s former self. Beyond that Ontario has fastener guys (at least two large ones), bearing manufacturers (several), powdered metal facilities (at least 4), automotive transmission components plants (of which Linamar Machine does the most heat treating), auto components plants (Arvin Meritor and TRW both come to mind) and the other usual mish mash of companies doing some heat treating in house.
All in all Ontario pretty much covers the bases and while I don’t know the exact figures Ontario certainly ranks amongst the top few States/Provinces in North America in terms of the amount of heat treating. The big question these days is will the rising Canadian dollar put the brakes on manufacturing and consequently heat treating in