B.CA, British Columbia — B.A.C.’s biggest and most important metal processing facility is coming to a city near you.
The giant, 40-year-old facility in Bakersfield is expected to open its doors for the first time in 2018, the Bakershire Telegraph reported.
The $40 million plant, known as Bonner Metal Processing, was originally built to handle a high volume of high-end metals, like titanium, that have a high melting point, and was expected to be in operation for decades.
But with the recent arrival of new machinery and technology, the company will now open its first plant for metal processing.
“We are very excited to be able to expand our operations in Bakerfield, where we have been the sole producer for almost 40 years,” Mark Schreiber, president of Bonner said in a press release.
“We’re excited to open our new facility in a city with so much potential for metal production and the industry has been waiting for this moment.”
In addition to processing titanium, Bonner will also process other metals like copper, zinc, lead, iron, nickel, and manganese, and is planning to build a facility to process other minerals.
The company has been the main supplier of metals to B.S.F. since the 1950s, and has grown to be the second-largest manufacturer of metal in the world after Germany’s Bosch.