PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 02 | NEWS IN BRIEF
PRESCO ARE CHAMBER'S LONGEST-STANDING MEMBERS
Chamber President Jude Thompson presented a specially commissioned award to Walsall based Presco Components this month as the company celebrated becoming a long-standing Chamber member.
Presco Components, a member since January 1964, were given the award which was designed by Asha Nahl from Q3 Academy Langley, it was manufactured by Ashley Wainwright and colleagues from In-Comm Training in Aldridge.
John Morgan, Presco Components Director said “We have enjoyed membership since 1964 and all through this long relationship we have benefited from the many services that the Chamber have provided. We look forward to many more years of working together.”
Jude said “It’s brilliant to see members having such a long-standing relationship with the Chamber, it was an honour to meet John and Linda and to present them with the award. It was also great to meet Asha the young lady who designed the award and to see her original drawing bought to life.”
ENGINEERING'S SEARCH FOR A NEW APPRENTICE IS OVER
With the West Midlands facing a shortage of 20,000 young engineers every year, Dudley based, Alloy Heat Treatment (AHT) was struggling to find the ideal candidate despite heavily promoting the opportunity through their usual channels.
Keen to explore new ways to find apprentices and contribute to inspiring the next generation locally to consider a career in industry, AHT became Champions of Next Gen Makers.
Next Gen Makers is enabling the region’s engineering and manufacturing firms to inspire and engage the next generation of engineers, future proof their workforce and create opportunities for local young people in their companies.
IT'S 40 YEARS FOR MACKWELL CRYOGENICS
Midland Cryogenics Limited celebrated 40 years in business in August and continues to punch above its weight on the international market.
The Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) business providing a full range of specialist services including Pipe Freezing, Hot Tapping, Metal Shrinking & Perlite Installation. Founder and Managing Director, David George Brocklesby, who turned eighty in September, continues to run the business and regularly travels overseas conducting seminars, site surveys and inspections.
NUCLEAR BOOST POWERS ALLOY WIRE'S EXPANSION
Supplying high-performance nickel alloy wire to fuel the growth in nuclear power is helping a UK manufacturer expand.
Alloy Wire International (AWI) has seen a 10% surge in orders for its specialist wire, which is being used within components for the sector and critical seals and springs found in many of the world’s largest reactors.
Employing 31 people across sites in the West Midlands and Yorkshire, the company is on course to hit £1m of sales for this industry for the first time in 73 years and the management team believe its ability to fulfil orders in three weeks is a big factor in this increase.