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of Halesowen Road, Dudley
Steel stockholders, metal processors, tubes, fittings and fabrications, light engineering, drop forging and castings, industrial services.
c.1935 Company incorporated
1957 Share placing on Birmingham Stock Exchange
1968 Acquired Midland Iron Group of Cradley Heath.
1969 Acquired Fletcher Houston
1970 Acquired Motive Electric Services, and Norton Industries of Wolverhampton, A. Wells, makers of toys and plastic housewares, Perks and Stokes, scrap merchants. All iron and steel activities were concentrated in the Norton business. Acme Conveyors and Construction of Kingswinford were part of the group.
1973 Shut Forgings and Fasteners (Wales) as the drop forging division continued to lose money.
1980 Sold British and Midland Stampings to Hill and Smith. Hanson Trust had been working with the company for 18 months to address the losses but when Hanson made a bid it was refused by the board.
1981 The bid from Hanson was not supported
1986 CMT Engineering was established at Cradley Heath, West Midlands. (2013) 4 operating companies in engineering and manufacture of pipe fittings, anti-vibration mounts (inclduing Equiflex), insulation components, and thermoplastic clamps for both new and replacement applications.