PROSPER MAGAZINE: ISSUE 02 | NEWS IN BRIEF
OPENING OF NEW TESTING FACILITY FOR RUBERY OWEN
To celebrate the collaboration of Merlin Powder Characterisation, Phoenix Materials Testing and Rotech Laboratories, within the Rubery Owen Materials Testing Division, Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, was invited to officially open The Rubery Owen Testing and Research Centre back in November.
The new site combines the latest in high temperature, humidity and pressure testing capabilities along with current fatigue and thermomechanical fatigue (TMF) testing. It also houses the Merlin Powder Characterisation test facility in which the physical properties and compressibility of pharmaceutical drugs (API’s), excipients and formulations are determined by use of a hydraulic compaction simulator, coupled with the latest in compression science technology.
BLAKEMORE LOGISTICS STEPS UP FOR SAFER STREETS
More than 700 pupils from across the West Midlands have been educated on the rules of the road as part of Blakemore Logistics’ annual Road Safety Week campaign.
Year 7 students from five secondary schools across the region took part in the event, which ran alongside the charity Brake’s National Road Safety campaign.
The first part of each school session saw Blakemore Logistics volunteers give a live vehicle demonstration to highlight the dangers of playing near large heavy goods vehicles, the students then participated in various classroom-based activities.
Blakemore gave a presentation highlighting the dangers of blind spots, the importance of using pedestrian crossings and how to be safer on the roads; for many Key Stage 3 students it was their first time commuting to and from school on their own, so it is vital to know the importance of road safety.
St Thomas More Catholic School Careers Lead, Natalie Prior said, “As a predominant employer within Wolverhampton, A.F. Blakemore prides itself on community engagement and reaching out to young people within the local area, they are in a prime position to support students in understanding this practically and Year 7 were engaged, enthusiastic and keen to learn from the team of employees.”
ABBIEGAIL SNAPS UP METALS INDUSTRY ‘2019 APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD’
voestalpine Metsec apprentice Abbiegail Hill celebrated recently after winning The Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year 2019, Career Development Award.
Designed to encourage and reward exceptional personal development and commitment to career progression, the awards, now in their 20th year, are the only awards specifically for metals industry apprentices.
The judges looked for apprentices, who had made exceptional progress in developing their knowledge, skills and career in the metals industry; who have made an outstanding contribution to their company; and who have demonstrated the greatest development during their apprenticeship.