Monthly Archives: June 2013

Concrete manufacturer fined £10,000 after safety failings

Ayrshire-based manufacturer Hillhouse Precast Concrete has been fined £10,000 for safety failings after worker Christopher Fay became entangled in a rolling machine used to flatten concrete in a mould. The worker’s glove became caught in a metal D-ring connecting the … Continue reading

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Manufacturing recovery ‘elusive’ and ‘fragile’

With new official figures confirming economic growth for the first quarter of the year was a modest 0.3%, economists variously described the recovery of UK manufacturing as elusive and fragile. Commenting on today’s GDP data, Lee Hopley, chief economist at … Continue reading

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Spending Review ‘as good as could be expected’ but ‘salami slicing’ must stop, say manufacturers

The manufacturers’ organisation EEF pored feint praise on the government’s annual spending review today, praising it for investing in science and innovation, skills and exports but adding that a longer term approach was required because a departmental ‘salami slicing’ approach … Continue reading

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Renishaw completes 66,000 sq ft refurb

The precision engineering company Renishaw has completed a 66,000 sq ft refurbishment of production space at its Miskin site, near Cardiff, South Wales. The new area will provide additional capacity for assembly which includes a new surface mount electronics line … Continue reading

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EEF publishes spending review wish list

Ahead of the Chancellor’s spending review tomorrow (26 June), manufacturers are calling for four key actions to support the industry. The manufacturers’ organisation, EEF, has set out its key priorities as: improving support for applied research by putting science and … Continue reading

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UK Youth Rocketry Challenge winners claim Paris prize

A team of students aged between 14 and 15 from The Royal Liberty School fought off competition from more than 70 schools up and down the country to claim their prize as the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) winners – … Continue reading

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Bathroom products manufacturer Silverdale goes into administration

Silverdale Bathrooms, an independently owned, specialist manufacturer of fireclay and vitreous china ceramics, has gone into administration with 23 of its 75 employees being made redundant. Administrator Matt Ingram of Duff & Phelps, said it was intended to keep the … Continue reading

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