Pillar Wedge's expertise has seen it become the partner of choice for more than twenty years for one of Lancashire’s most long-standing companies.
The Heywood-based plant has provided its specialist hot-dip galvanizing treatment to steelwork used on dozens of prestigious projects for Kirkham-based J Wareing & Son Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of steel-framed buildings.
The firm, which was founded in 1909 and spans four generations of the Wareing family, produces an array of bespoke steel structures, ranging from purpose-built livestock buildings and stables for the agricultural sector, to industrial units and warehouses for clients such as BAE Systems, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, and the Environment Agency.
“Having our steelwork galvanized by the team at Pillar Wedge is vital, especially with agricultural structures such as livestock buildings,” Sally Wareing, of J Wareing & Son Ltd, revealed. “Not only do farm buildings have to stand up to the natural elements such as rain and snow, but also animal waste, urine and slurry, which are all highly corrosive. Galvanizing the metal frame ensures it is protected long-term against rusting, and guarantees our clients a sturdy, resolute structure.”
Amongst the more recent agricultural initiatives the two firms have worked alongside on are two sheep holding units for United Utilities, measuring almost 10,000sq ft each, a 48 metre by 21.5 metre grain store for Baxters with a fully galvanized steel frame and walls, and a 32 metre long silage building for Moss House Farm in Preston. Pillar Wedge and J Wareing & Son Ltd’s ongoing partnership has also seen them work together on more than 150 farm buildings for Orkney Islands-based agricultural supplies specialist J & W Tait Ltd.
Mark Waters, Commercial Manager of Pillar Wedge, said: “It’s rare in this day and age for firms to work together for more than two decades, but there are a lot of similarities in how the two companies go about their business. Like J Wareing & Son Ltd, there’s a strong family ethos behind the ongoing success of Wedge Group Galvanizing, and we both have members of staff who have been working with the company for decades.
“We are extremely proud to have worked alongside J Wareing & Son Ltd on such a diverse range of projects over the past 20 years, which has seen us galvanize steel for a number of high profile clients and various final destinations – even as far afield as the Falkland Islands – and look forward to continuing our ongoing partnership in the years to come.”