VACUUM & CASE HARDENING, CRYOGENICS AND MORE.
In 1973, Jack Bates and Bruce Wilson were hanging out in Bruce’s garage trying to come up with an idea for a new business. Over the years both Jack and Bruce had worked in several careers but there was one profession they both had in common. Jack had worked as foreman of the heat treating department at a company in London named Proto Tools while Bruce was foreman of the heat treating department at Northern Telecom, providing them with ample heat treating services experience. A year later in 1974, they rented a small space on Falcon Street in east London and opened for business as “Bayson Heat Treating Inc.”
As with all new enterprises, their first year of operation was the most difficult, but as companies learned about the quality of service Bayson provided, they became regular customers. In 1980, Bruce decided to get out of the business, leaving Jack as the sole proprietor. By 1985, an increase in both the number of customers and volume of work led Bayson to expand and lease adjacent building space.
As the years passed and the business progressed, Bayson finally outgrew its original location and purchased a building in east London at 2144 Jetstream Road, which remains the location of Bayson today. Two thousand square feet were added to the building in 2002 to make room for additional equipment, such as the first vacuum furnace for vacuum hardening and our first cryogenic machine.. In 2014, Bayson purchased a large natural gas carburizing furnace to help meet industryís growing need for case hardening. Jack Bates has retired and the business is now operated by his son Mark who has worked with the company since 1983 and continues to offer the same great service his father did when the first customer walked through the door in 1974.