Finley Structures newsletter 7 - spring 2014 - Page 2

About us ...

Finley Structures Ltd was formed

in August 2000 and is a familyowned company providing structural steelwork to the construction industry . Our premises are based on the Newton Aycliffe Business Park in County Durham , providing a central location and flexibility to supply the whole of the UK . Whilst providing a wide range of structural solutions , the company specialises in the production of portals , trusses , beams and columns . We at Finley Structures Ltd are determined to ensure that customers ’ requirements are met at all times with quality and cost being at the forefront . As a team we guarantee that delivery is timely and strive to achieve a first class reputation to be at the leading edge within the construction industry . We are continuously investing to ensure we have the latest technology and software . More than £ 1m was invested in to our production facility in 2008 , with a second drill line and robotic coping line as well as an SA2.5 shot blast facility . The investment was approved and undertaken by the Board of Directors to give us the ability to manufacture in excess of 200 tonnes of steel per week to meet increasing demand as the customer base grows . In July 2011 , Finley Structures launched its very first quarterly newsletter , keeping employees , clients and potential new client ’ s up-to-speed on projects and news .
Finley Structures Ltd Whinbank Way Aycliffe Business Park Newton Aycliffe Co . Durham DL5 6AY T : 01325 328120 E : enquires @ finleystructures . co . uk W : www . finleystructures . co . uk
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Big contracts and key new staff as we build for the future ...


elcome to the Spring 2014 issue of our company newsletter . It ’ s been a while since our last newsletter , so there ’ s loads to catch up on – a lot has happened for Finley Structures over recent months ! Of course , our contract with Hitachi Rail Europe was the news that grabbed the headlines in the New Year . It is another contract for us , but of course it is a special one that will mean a lot historically and makes me very proud to be part of it . We ’ re also currently working on a major contract for Nissan , to build the company ’ s extension which will manufacture their new Infiniti range , so it ’ s a very busy time for the company . We ’ ve brought in a lot of key personnel over the last 18 months which is enabling us to build for the future . Mark Stones joined us almost a year ago as SHEQ Manager and has worked on the company obtaining ISO9001 accreditation and is now working on ISO14001 along with the CE Marking , which is an industry standard . Senior estimator Chris Hodgson , contracts manager Ken Gray and quantity surveyor Rob Duncan all joined the organisation towards the end of the year . And the jigsaw was completed when operations manager Jim Graham joined from UK market-leading construction company Severfield Rowen . The new appointments have been made for a mixture of reasons , but the new additions are www . finleystructures . co . uk


enabling John to take a step back from the dayto-day running of the management team and get back to what he loves best – tinkering with the shop floor and constantly introducing new ideas . Significant investments have also been made recently - £ 65,000 has been spent on an ESAB Eagle 3500 plasma , a state-of-the art bit of kit which cuts shapes and holes into sheets of raw steel , while another £ 20,000 has been spent on a new overhead crane . Both investments were made thanks to a 25 % subsidy from HSBC ’ s funding asset programme . Back in 2008 we invested £ 1m on some really state-of-the-art kit that massively increased our capacity . Now that is all paid for we ’ re looking to make the next step and keep investing to ensure we ’ re always improving and increasing capacity . As we are trying to be more efficient rather than just chasing turnover , we are currently introducing a more efficient method within the paint area by introducing dual pumping for the painting of the steelwork . We currently have between 180 and 200 tonnes of steel going through the factory every week but the ambition is to get that up to around the 300-tonne mark . It ’ s certainly an exciting time for the company . Regards Julie Finley Joint Managing Director
Finley Structures Newsletter Issue 7 , Spring 2014