A Heywood-based business whose expertise is based on protecting steelwork against rust and corrosion is proving its worth with farmers across the UK.
Pillar Wedge has provided its specialist hot-dip galvanizing treatment to agricultural equipment made by Logic Manufacturing. The Northumberland-based firm has been manufacturing its range of steel animal feeders and trailers used behind all-terrain vehicles by clients spanning the agriculture, forestry, equestrian and game-keeping industries, for almost 20 years and it has called upon the services of Pillar Wedge for the last 17 years to ensure its accessories are robust enough to withstand even the harshest of conditions.
“Galvanizing the steel we use is absolutely crucial,” Stefan Gemski, Marketing and Communications Manager of Logic Manufacturing, commented. “The agricultural industry throws up its own unique challenges, with equipment not only having to stand up to the rigours of natural elements such as rain and snow, but also animal waste, slurry, and urine, which are all extremely corrosive.
"It also has to take some pretty rough treatment at the hands of busy farmers who are far more concerned about getting the job done than making sure their sheep feeder doesn’t get scratched or bumped! Galvanizing the steel provides a much more effective protection against rust than alternative finishes, such as painting, which are prone to degrading and often need time and resource-intensive replacement.”
One of Logic Manufacturing’s most long-standing and popular products is a testament to the ongoing protection that galvanizing provides. “Our LMF Multi-Feeder was originally designed almost 17 years ago, around the same time we started working with Pillar Wedge,” Stefan Gemski revealed. “I recently visited a farmer in North Yorkshire who bought one of the very first LMF Multi-Feeders we produced, and it is still going strong today. As the farmer described it himself, ‘trusty - not rusty’!”
This long term working relationship between the two companies has seen Logic Manufacturing’s galvanized products sold to customers across the UK and further afield, with products even being exported to the Falkland Islands, while the partnership also recently celebrated a cameo television appearance.
“I was watching a recent episode of the BBC’s Countryfile programme, and in the ‘Adam’s Farm’ slot I remember looking at the TV and thinking ‘that looks familiar’,” Mark Waters, Commercial Manager of Pillar Wedge, commented. “On closer inspection it was one of the many, many multi-feeders we’d galvanized for Logic Manufacturing over the years, our very own little 15 seconds of fame!”