Wienerberger colleagues past and present attended a special commemorative event to celebrate 50 years of production at the brick manufacturer’s Denton Works.
The company’s Denton factory produces a wide range of products for both new build and renovation markets and was the first brick factory to achieve ISO14001 accreditation. More recently, bricks made at Denton were used to construct large areas of the new Coronation Street set at Salford Quays.
With Denton MP Andrew Gwynne was also in attendance at the event, 52,000 special edition ‘Coronation Medley’ bricks were manufactured to provide an exact match to the original ‘Homestead Medley’, which was originally manufactured at the Denton factory in the 1980s and 90s.
Special thanks were given to two members of the team for long service. Dave Lea and Terry Rawlinson have each completed over 40 years’ service at Denton Works.
Paul Atack, Wienerberger site manager at Denton said: “It was wonderful to see so many old friends and colleagues coming together to celebrate the past 50 years of production here at Denton.
“To reminisce and look back at the achievements of the past in the company of former employees makes you realise how far we’ve come.
“Recent years have proved challenging but the team has worked hard and this commitment has paid off with the factory at maximum capacity and enjoying prolonged success.
“There has been a great deal of change in brick production in the past 50 years and this special commemoration took a fascinating look back at some of the achievements of this period as well as looking forward to the next 50.”