Foundry Daily News

UK - 200 jobs saved at historic foundry

<font size="2">A MANCHESTER <a href=";tx_hrtdictionary_pi1[showUid]=4184" target="_top">foundry</a> immortalised by LS Lowry has changed hands in a move which safeguards nearly 200 jobs.</font>

<font size="2">The old Mather &amp; Platt's <a href=";tx_hrtdictionary_pi1[showUid]=10224" target="_top">stainless steel</a> <a href=";tx_hrtdictionary_pi1[showUid]=4184" target="_top">foundry</a> in Newton Heath has been bought by Westley Group from Weir Group. </font>

<font size="2">Westley Group is a £40m-turnover business with headquarters in Cradley Heath, West Midlands. It has four sites nationwide, employing more than 500 people.</font>

<font size="2">Directors Rob and James Salisbury's grandfather Jim Musgrave served an apprenticeship at Mather &amp; Platt's from 1932 - when he was just 14.</font>

<font size="2">Westley is renaming the site Mather's <a href=";tx_hrtdictionary_pi1[showUid]=4184" target="_top">Foundry</a>. Rob Salisbury pledged to work with Mather's `highly skilled and dedicated' workforce and its existing management team to grow the business.</font>

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