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JCB gets back to work at five UK factories

Five of JCB’s UK factories are starting production again, following the manufacturing giant’s implementation of safety measures to protect factory workers in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The majority of JCB’s 6,500 UK employees have been furloughed since April, although some at the Uttoxeter factory have been making ventilators. …

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Condensate Pro opens new factory

Condensate Pro, the product designed to save time, cost and callbacks by protecting condensate pipes freezing in low temperatures, has announced it has opened a new manufacturing facility. The factory, located in Hathersage, Derbyshire has been fully kitted out to meet the orders now coming in for the Condensate Pro …

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Ibstock plans new £45m brick factory

Brick manufacturer Ibstock is to build a new £45m clay brick factory in Walsall. Chief executive Joe Hudson said: “Within our Clay division, which is operating in a market in which demand for bricks exceeds that available from domestic manufacturing capacity, we have a number of opportunities to enhance capacity …

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Superglass completes £37m factory upgrade

Superglass has completed the redevelopment of its Stirling manufacturing site. The investment, which at £37million is one of the largest in Scottish engineering and manufacturing in recent years, was announced in December 2017. Now complete, it will double the site’s capacity to around 60,000 tonnes of glass wool insulation annually. …

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Knauf Insulation completes £7m upgrade

  Knauf Insulation has completed a £7m upgrade of its manufacturing plant in Cwmbran, South Wales, which will increase its capacity by 6%. The improvements include a complete rebuild of the furnace at the heart of the plant. The work has been completed as part of a £200m investment programme …

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More than 1400 visitors attend EGGER Hexham open days

Over 1400 people attended two open days at EGGER Hexham, Northumberland’s largest manufacturing employer. The leading wood-based materials manufacturer opened its doors over the weekend for the local community to find out more about its operations. The free family-friendly open days, held on September 15th and 16th, were organised with …

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Ibstock Brick invests £7.6 million at Lodge Lane

Ibstock Brick has invested £7.6 million at the home of its Stafford Slate Blue brick – a move which will boost production by up to 8 million bricks a year. Lodge Lane in Cannock opened in 1991. The investment project, which included a new kiln, started in January 2017 with …

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Ibstock opens new Ibstock Factory

Ibstock Brick, the UK’s largest brick manufacturer, yesterday (28 June 2018) welcomed the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, to formally open its new factory in Ibstock, Leicestershire. The leading brickmaker currently produces more than 850 million bricks a year at …

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