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Firth Cleveland Steel Strip

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1949 Charles Cooper (Tipton) Ltd opened for business on 1st of January 1949 with just one customer and an order for 25 tonnes of precision steel strip.

1955 Firth Cleveland acquired Charles Cooper (Tipton) Ltd[1]

1958 The Steel Strip Company Charles Cooper (Tipton) was renamed Firth Cleveland Steel Strip, the company expanded to become the UK's leading producer of hardened and tempered steel strip[2].

1960 Firth Cleveland Steel Strip incorporated in new company Firth Cleveland Steel.

1986 Glynwed bought the business of Firth Cleveland Steel Strip and its US sales associate Firth Cleveland Steel from GKN[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 13 June 1955
  2. The Times, 16 July 1958
  3. The Times, August 05, 1986