Image: Special delivery: Logistics company invests close to £3m in Rochdale

Special delivery: Logistics company invests close to £3m in Rochdale

A logistics company, which supplies clients in the automotive industry, has driven up local employment after relocating to Rochdale. Barnes Logistics has spent £2.75m transforming its new headquarters at Cowm Top Lane and has already employed 12 new members of staff from the local area since the big move in April. ...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Dec 2016 at 15:51

Image: Sparkling success: Council helps Crystal Doors unlock potential

Sparkling success: Council helps Crystal Doors unlock potential

A Rochdale door company is taking on world-leading Italian furniture makers after becoming the first in the UK to buy a specialist paint spraying machine, with council help. Crystal Doors, in Gorrells Way, is now competing with the best in the world, after it bought the high-tech paint spraying robot,...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Dec 2016 at 09:16

Image: Recipe for success: rag pudding firm steaming ahead

Recipe for success: rag pudding firm steaming ahead

A well-known Milnrow food manufacturer has proved it’s got the all the right ingredients, with plans to sell a famous northern delicacy across Europe. Jacksons Farm Fayre has supplied rag puddings to pubs and other businesses all over Lancashire for 31 years, but now it could be sending them overseas...

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Posted by Aahmed on 23 Nov 2016 at 15:45

Image: FRICTION STIR WELDING RESEARCH SERVICES FROM PTG

FRICTION STIR WELDING RESEARCH SERVICES FROM PTG

Only 12 months after the successful launch of its UK-based Friction Stir Welding (FSW) sub-contract welding facility, PTG Heavy Industries is to offer research services to organisations looking to investigate new opportunities for the FSW process. “Our new sub-contract welding division has proved a considerable success, attracting projects from a number...

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Posted by Aahmed on 26 Oct 2016 at 11:32

Image: Rochdale company steps up a gear with newly-opened vehicle repair shop

Rochdale company steps up a gear with newly-opened vehicle repair shop

Local company RKE group is celebrating after opening its sixth business in the borough close to Rochdale town centre. The new venture, Rochdale Vehicle Repairs, has just opened its doors in School Street, under the guidance of Paul Howarth, following a £40,000 makeover of the previously unused building. Group Operations Manager...

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Posted by Aahmed on 21 Oct 2016 at 12:14

Image: TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES PIONEERS FUTURE OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING

TBA PROTECTIVE TECHNOLOGIES PIONEERS FUTURE OF BRITISH MANUFACTURING

Rochdale manufacturer, TBA Protective Technologies (TBA-PT), has launched an exciting new competition for schools in the local area designed to inspire the British manufacturing stars of the future. The ‘Manufacturing Matters’ competition, launched Monday 10 October 2016, challenges three local high schools to develop an idea for a product and create corresponding...

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Posted by Aahmed on 13 Oct 2016 at 16:13

Image: Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

Views sought on the future of Rochdale’s most treasured building

​​Residents are being asked for their views on £16m plans to transform Rochdale's Grade I listed town hall, as the council prepares to submit a new bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The 145-year-old building is widely regarded as one of the finest town halls in the country and...

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Posted by Aahmed on 4 Oct 2016 at 10:09

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