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News
28/04/2015

Animal feed firm fined £600,000 over lorry driver's death

An animal feed company has been fined £600,000 and ordered to pay costs of £20095.10 following the death of a lorry driver who was buried under a mound of soya meal.

Malcolm Harrison was working at the Cargill terminal at Seaforth Dock in Liverpool on 6 September 2012 when a stockpile of soya meal collapsed on him. The 64-year-old from Keighley ...
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27/04/2015

Manufacturing North East

The Manufacturing & Engineering North East exhibition and conference is ...
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27/04/2015

BAE Systems invites kids

More than 300 young people have experienced a behind-the-scenes look at ...
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24/04/2015

Retain UK production

The High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult, which supports the growth of ...
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24/04/2015

Made Here Now website launch

A website project to showcase success stories of UK manufacturing – Made ...
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24/04/2015

Commercial vehicle boost

Demand for UK-built commercial vehicles (CV) has increased, according to ...
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23/04/2015

Nissan improves efficiency

By installing electronic controls to replace manually operated flow valves ...
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Features
25/04/2015

Don’t be caught off guard

There are compelling moral and business reasons to guard, quite literally, against the dangers posed by moving conveyors. Ian Vallely explains

A factory worker has the hair ripped from her head by the moving parts in a conveyor system on her first day at work at a clothes hanger factory in north-west England.In Essex, a young man's arm is torn ...
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24/04/2015

Business critical

The publication of ISO 55000 enables a new chapter in business thinking around asset maintenance and management. Brian Tinham examines the issues
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24/04/2015

Controlled exposure

Not so much a roller coaster as a wild ride, developing and integrating control systems is getting easier and more rewarding. Brian Tinham reports
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19/03/2015

Full Metal Jacket

Drilling maintenance and production teams into one elite fighting force has helped Best Factory winners Alcoa, Kitts Green and Coca-Cola, Sidcup win the battle against breakdowns.
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