Category Archives: Process

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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UK’s best factories announced

Cranfield School of Management has announced which British factories have been shortlisted for its prestigious 2013 Best Factory Awards (BFAs). The awards programme, now in its 22nd year, celebrates manufacturing excellence in the UK and is run by Cranfield School … Continue reading

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Manufacturing sector ‘too focused on quick, easy energy wins’

With manufacturing being responsible for the lion’s share of British industry’s consumption of 320TWh of energy and the emission of 95 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, an industry expert says the sector has been too focused on implementing easy and … Continue reading

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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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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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Manufacturers step up gas price campaign

Process manufacturers are stepping up their campaign for urgent Government intervention to protect industry from gas shortages after it was revealed that UK supplies fell dangerously low in March. During March, gas prices rose as high as £1.50 per therm … Continue reading

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UK glass sector launches new training academy

The British glass industry is to transform the way it recruits, develops and enhances the people involved in glass manufacturing with the launch of The Glass Academy. Dave Dalton, CEO of British Glass, the trade body delivering the initiative, said … Continue reading

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