Merseyside Galvanizing has got the taste for success after playing a part in the expansion plans of a major ice cream manufacturer.
The Liverpool-based plant was called upon to galvanize 250 tonnes of structural steelwork used as part of a major extension to Fredericks Dairies’ production facility on Stopgate Lane, Kirkby.
The steel has been used by fabrication firm Structural Manufacturing Services as part of the construction of a new 4,600m2 cold-storage warehouse that will be used to store the ice cream makers’ products, which include Cadbury Flake, Wispa, and Dairy Milk, and its Del Monte range of fruit ice lollies.
“Galvanizing the structural steelwork used to build the cold-storage will ensure it is protected long-term against rust and corrosion, enabling the facility to operate for years to come,” Steve Wilson, of Preston-based Structural Manufacturing Services, explained.
“Due to the length of some of the pieces of steel involved in this prestigious project, we called upon the services of our sister plant, Worksop Galvanizing in Nottinghamshire, which has a larger galvanizing bath,” Richard Smetham, Commercial Manager of Merseyside Galvanizing, commented.
“Due to the hard work of the teams at both sites, we were able to ensure the steelwork was galvanized in a prompt fashion, enabling Structural Manufacturing Services to carry out the structural work as planned.”