Finley Structures newsletter 2 - october 2011 - Page 3


Finley give Skeletron a helping hand !

Finley Stuctures were on hand to give a Terminator-like robot a helping hand at a popular science fun day in the region . More than 1,000 people visited the Brainwave event at North East Technology Park ( NETPark ) in Sedgefield to take part in a variety of workshops and experiences . Families across County Durham were able to witness science and technology brought to life in a fun and interactive way . The three-day event was organised by County Durham Development Company , which manages NETPark on behalf of Durham County Council . Local schoolchildren enjoyed special day visits before it was open to the general public on the Saturday . One of the star attractions was Skeletron , a man-made robot built out of scrap metal , which wowed visitors by climbing a 50ft rope , which was hanging from a crane supplied free of charge Newton Aycliffe firm Finley Structures . “ We ’ re always keen to assist with local community events wherever possible ,” said the firm ’ s managing director John Finley . “ Although this was probably one of the more unusual requests we get , we were more than happy to help and , despite the bad weather , the Brainwave event was well attended .” Other attractions at Brainwave included hands-on workshops and activities , demonstrations , engineering sessions with the Army , tours of NETPark , fun and engaging educational sessions and wacky group lectures .

McAlpine praise for “ excellent performance ”

Leading construction company Sir Robert McAlpine has praised Finley Structures for their “ excellent performance ” in completing an 800- tonne job two weeks before deadline ! Finley won the contract to supply , fabricate and erect the steelwork for McAlpine ’ s new two and three-storey structure at Walker Technology College in Newcastle , which comprised a central hub , four wings and a sports facility . Mark Gibson , project manager for Sir Robert McAlpine , said : “ I ’ m very pleased that we have successfully achieved service availability two weeks earlier than the contracted date . “ We received some excellent comments and feedback from the many stakeholders involved in signing off the building with regard to the quality of installation . “ I would personally like to thank you for all your excellent performance throughout the life of the project , whereby service availability would not have been achieved without your dedication and commitment from you and your workforce .”
● McAlpine praised Finley Structures in a letter sent to all sub-contractors who worked on Walker Technology College .
Finley Structures Ltd Quarterly Newsletter Issue 2 , October 2011