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Bodycote, 50 jobs, come to Covington

The regional headquarters of Bodycote, a thermal processing service provider, is now located in Covington.

Bodycote, recently moved from Conyers to a 60,000 square foot facility on Chamisa Road, and will employee about 50 people.

The new facility will primarily serve automotive and general industrial customers, offering all of the processes and capabilities which were previously offered at the Conyers location.

According to a release from Bodycote, the company improves the properties of metals and alloys through metal joining, surface technology and Hot Isotatic Pressing through heat treatment. These treatments extend the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, power generation, oil and gas, construction, medical and transportation.

"We are excited about Bodycote locating to Newton County,” said Serra Hall, Senior Project Manager at the Covington/Newton County Office of Economic Development. “It was a pleasure to work with Marc Walters and his team to find the right fit for Bodycote. We have been working with Marc since early 2015 and we are proud to get the point that they are invested in our community. Bodycote is a great addition for our industrial portfolio and another automotive supplier in the area. "

Bodycote has more than 170 accredited facilities in 21 countries, and is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services.

“This investment is part of Bodycote’s further expansion in the Southeast USA,” the release from Bodycote said. “Bodycote is committed to offering world-class heat treating services and is investing in improvements as part of an ongoing strategy to provide the best possible capabilities, mix and geographical network to better serve customers.”