Wednesday, December 12, 2012

News: MGB Plastics suffer fire at Rotherham facility


MGB Plastics, the UK's leading manufacturer of wheeled bins, suffered a fire at its Rotherham facility over the weekend.

25 firefighters were called to after an oil bath caught fire on Barbot Hall Industrial Estate premises.

Fire crews found smoke coming from both sides ofthe building on Mangham Road, when they arrived at around 10.15am on Sunday. Luckily the fire had been contained thanks to the company's on-site sprinkler system, and firefighters were able to fully extinguish it with dry powder.

No members of staff were inside the building when the fire broke out but managers from the company were quickly on scene to assist fire crews with information about the premises.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue believes a fault on a machine above the oil bath caused it to catch fire.

Incident Commander Mark Lidster said: "Thanks to the sprinklers and the swift actions of the first fire crews on scene this fire was dealt with very quickly."

No-one was injured in the blaze.

Last year, MGB made a six figure investment in new machinery that means that the manufacturing capacity of the 50,000 sq ft facility is 1.5 million wheeled bins per annum. MGB supplies thousands of bins to councils and venues across the UK.

The derelict former Carpet Warehouse building on College Road was again damaged in a fire this week. Adjoining Masbrough Chapel, which dates from 1793, the building was the target of a suspected arson attack in March.

MGB Plastics website


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