Wedge Group Galvanizing has said goodbye to five retiring members of staff across four plants, who between them, have clocked up 126 years of dedicated service.
The team at Humber Galvanizing has bid a sad farewell to two of its longest serving employees - Ron Bell and Frank Vernon after 15 years and 16 years respectively.
At Scottish Galvanizers, John McCrohon a well-loved Shift Supervisor, has retired after 25 years of dedicated service. To mark the milestone, he was presented with a gift of engraved whiskey glasses and a bottle of malt whiskey by Paul Cameron, General Manager of the plant.
The team at South East Galvanizers waved off Keith Chamberlain after 35 years with the company. During his time at the South East plant, Keith undertook virtually every role, progressing into the office as Progress Chaser, and then to Production Controller. To mark the occasion, Keith was presented with a cheque, cake, and flowers for his wife. In his retirement, Keith will devote his immediate time to decorating his house.
Tommy Boylan has also retired after 35 years with Wedge, working within two of the firm’s plants across the UK. Tommy begun his career at Scottish Galvanizers and undertook a diverse range of roles, before joining Heywood-based Pillar Wedge.
Mark Waters, Commercial Manager of Pillar Wedge, said: “During his nine years with us, and 26 years with Scottish Galvanizers, Tommy developed strong bonds with both customers and team members alike, and he will be missed by all. We hope he has an enjoyable and fulfilling retirement, as he deserves.” Scottish Galvanizers, where Tommy still has many friends, would also like to wish him a very happy and long retirement.”