An industrial services facility relocated by the City of Fort Worth to make way for a new multi-purpose arena will be relocated to Haltom City.
Bodycote announced Friday the move of its heat treatment plant, which works for aerospace companies in the region, to an existing building at 4008 Clay Avenue. A ceremony was held with the mayor of Haltom City, David Averitt, and other officials.
In April, Fort Worth City Council approved a deal to spend $ 7 million to buy 2.57 acres from the British company to make way for a planned $ 450 million arena to be built just south of the neighborhood. cultural. Under the terms of the sale, Bodycote must vacate the property at 2005 Montgomery Street by December 31, and the city will pay to move its equipment.
Bodycote sees itself as the world’s largest provider of heat treatment services, with more than 170 facilities in 21 countries. It improves the properties of metal components and alloys used in many industries including aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas. Locally, customers include Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and Vought Aircraft.
Bodycote has been operating on Montgomery Street since 1996. About 20 workers from the Fort Worth plant will move to the new Haltom City location, said Haza Huston, director of marketing. The company has another heat treatment plant in Arlington.
Construction of the new arena is expected to begin next year.
This story was originally published August 26, 2016 13:13.