Our organisation has many strings to its bow with numerous supporting divisions that strengthen the main operating companies of our diverse Group. One such division is Fabrication, headed up by Jim Stables and supported by 18 talented engineers.
From our substantial Fabrication Workshop in Rigifa, Jim and his team undertake all manner of engineering works. This can range from refurbishing excavator and loading shovel buckets, relining the inside of tipper truck boxes, renewing fins inside mixer truck drums, major refurbishment of crushers and screens, all the way up to fabricating large items of processing plant for our quarries.
The scale of the works carried out is immense and it’s not until you have visited the workshop and witnessed with your own eyes the scope of the work undertaken that you truly appreciate the skill we have.
The Workshop itself is equipped with heavy machinery and equipment necessary for the team to tackle their varied workload. There is an indoor overhead gantry crane capable of lifting up to 25t which is the equivalent combined weight of 15 cars. We have a press which is used for bending and shaping steel plate and a guillotine which cuts steel up to 20mm in thickness. There are two CNC’s which are used to turn out intricate steel components such as bushes and shafts, etc. We have welding stations kitted out with screens and extraction systems to ensure any harmful flashes are blocked out and fumes are removed from the working area.
As well as working within the workshop, Jim and his team are responsible for supporting our extensive Quarry and factory sites. It’s there the team will undertake general repairs and maintenance works, welding and fabrication to our Crushing, Concrete and Asphalt Plants all the way to full refurbishment and installation of large items of plant.
Working within a diverse department such as this is highly rewarding and we are very proud to have brought many young people through their apprenticeships, some whom are still with the company today. Maintaining and growing our skills within the Mechanical Engineering side of our business is extremely important to ensure we can provide the repair, maintenance and manufacturing support to our operational divisions.