Pillar Wedge has lent a helping hand to create a support structure to allow access to the roof of one of the country’s oldest family-owned soap manufacturers.
The Heywood-based plant has partnered with fellow Lancashire firm M Evans Engineering to create an extension to the Kay’s Limited factory in Ramsbottom. The new structure was built with the purpose to create a safe, easy way of accessing the roof when weather conditions prevent safe entry to the roof tower.
The structure took two weeks to construct and, weighing 7.5 tonnes, required the use of forklifts to move the components. Due to the inaccessibility of the site, sections of the structure were carried by hand to build the support structure which stands at 18 metres tall above the roof, and which was fully galvanized by Pillar Wedge to protect against rust and corrosion.
Mark Waters, Commercial Manager at Pillar Wedge, commented: “As a company, we have worked with M Evans Engineering for a long time and we are delighted to partner with them again on such a great project.”
Michael Evans, at M Evans Engineering added: “The construction process of the support structure was a lengthy one but the team at Pillar Wedge was a joy to work with as usual, providing a fast and dependable service.”