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Metals merchant, hydraulic joints maker and industrial lubricant supplier, of Wednesbury

1969 Floated on the stock exchange, a ferrous scrap metal dealer; its wholly-owned subsidiary Daniel dealt in non-ferrous metals. Said to be coming to market "too early because of capital needed for expansion"[1]

1974 Continued rapid growth, the company was now profitable; major expansion had come from steek stockholding, especially with foriegn steel[2]

1981 Acquired Woden Steel and Fasteners at Wednesbury from F. H. Tomkins[3].

1993 Sold its steel tubing business to Senior Engineering[4].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 03, 1969
  2. The Times, Aug 05, 1974
  3. The Times, 13 January 1981
  4. The Independent, 17 April 1993