Category Archives: Construction

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Auto industry demand boosts Worcester press sales

The mechanical and hydraulic press provider Worcester Presses is aiming to mark 65 years of manufacturing in Stourbridge by hitting £1.75m annual sales in 2014, helped by capital investment by the automotive industry which has generated demand for its machines. … Continue reading

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Food manufacturing tops industry injury league

The British Safety Council has welcomed improvements in Britain’s health and safety performance published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in its annual statistics report. HSE noted a significant reduction in the number of workers killed and seriously injured … Continue reading

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Cable adds backing to MAS’ showcase

A lightweight hovercraft, an Olympic torch and the electric powered three-wheeler were among manufacturing innovations hailed by Business Secretary Vince Cable yesterday. Dr Cable was given a guided tour of the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s showcase of SME manufacturing excellence, currently … Continue reading

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Cable announces manufacturing supply chain support as part of £266m package

Business Secretary Vince Cable (pictured) has announced £266 million of government-industry support for manufacturing supply chains, skills training and green construction. In a speech to at the University of Warwick, the Business Secretary revealed that five projects had secured £116m … Continue reading

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Advanced Manufacturing’s Man of Steel to oversee Sheffield

A 30m ‘Man of Steel’ sculpture is to be installed high above Sheffield and Rotherham in 2015. Seated on an accessible three-storey building positioned on a former landfill site, the highly polished steel figure will be seen from Rotherham, much … Continue reading

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Garador production running at all-time high

Garage door manufacturer Garador has reported that it is running at an all time high following the expansion of its Somerset-based factory (pictured). The company boasts that the 1,600 square metre extension of its production plant in Yeovil, has made … Continue reading

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