Tuesday, November 25, 2008

News: HRH The Duke of Kent to officially open Macalloy’s Rotherham factory


A world-leading Rotherham design and manufacturing company is to be rewarded for its award-winning export track record with a visit from His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. The Duke will officially open Macalloy’s purpose-built Dinnington factory on Wednesday November 26. Macalloy's unique tensile steel tension systems have literally been the support for some of the most prestigious structures around the world. Recent projects include the 36,000 tendons that went into the teardrop façades at the new Terminal 3 building at Dubai Airport. The District Archive BRNO building which won the Czech Republic Building of the Year award in 2008 and the innovative wooden structure of Elm Park residential development Dublin, to which Macalloy supplied its full range of bar and fittings. Managing director Peter Hoy said: "We are honoured to be welcoming HRH the Duke of Kent. "This is the start of our second year in Dinnington and we have had a record few years of increased sales and orders during which time we’ve taken on an additional 15 employees. "Everyone is looking forward to meeting with the Duke and showing him some of the innovative work we have been doing all over the world. The Duke will be escorted by South Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant David Moody, who will introduce him to members of staff. RiDO’s business development manager, Tim O’Connell, said: "Macalloy’s unrelenting global success is flying the flag for Rotherham all over the world. It shows that the borough’s wealth of land, premises and workforce is attractive to world-class technology firms like Macalloy. "We are delighted Macalloy is receiving this Royal visit – it’s a great way to celebrate its success in the borough."
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