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13 11, 2019

It’s the final countdown…

2019-11-13T10:33:00+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was great to the meet the finalists in our category at a special Dorset Business Awards reception.

Dorset Chamber held the event to announced businesses on the shortlist for honours at the gala awards ceremony on November 28.

REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell and HR/Contracts Administrator Megan Law represented REIDsteel at the ‘Meet the Finalist’ showcase.

We’re sponsoring the prestigious Excellence in Engineering and Manufacturing Award jointly with Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK).

Finalists in the running for the title are Actisense, Field International Ltd and Precision Acoustics.

Sean and Megan rubbed shoulders with the finalists and fellow sponsors at the reception, which heralded what promises to be a superb Dorset Business Awards ceremony at the end of this month.

As a local business with international reach, we know just how important manufacturing and engineering excellence has been to our own success.

It is important to recognise the achievements of businesses in this sector, which is a bedrock of the local and national economy.

It’s third […]

20 08, 2019

New school takes shape with steel

2019-08-20T17:17:14+01:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A UK steel industry backed project to rebuild a hurricane-hit primary school is nearing completion in the Caribbean.

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is leading a consortium of UK businesses which have joined forces to help reconstruct the Enis Adams Primary School on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

They are Tata Steel, National Tube Stockholders, Joseph Ash Galvanizing, Euroclad Group Ltd, Ayrshire Metals Ltd, BAPP, Powell Gee & Co Ltd, Kestrel Liner Agencies and […]

25 03, 2019

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

2019-03-25T14:09:29+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT: Staff at John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) celebrate their centenary.

Our company – founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot – this year celebrates its landmark centenary year.

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) linked up with the cross-Channel airman after he crash-landed in a field in France and used a cattle shed built by the firm to store his damaged aeroplane.

Today our business has become a leading international structural steel firm with the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and glazing anywhere across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Over the past two years, we’ve been working on our strategy to secure the Company’s long term future and have announced plans for a multi-million pound investment in a new purpose built facility […]

30 05, 2018

Vote for REIDsteel in Galvanizers Association awards

2018-05-30T15:19:44+01:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’re in the finals of the Galvanizing Awards for the flagship Civic Center in Belize, Central America.

We’re thrilled to be nominated for the Construction Industry Choice Award in the Galvanizers Association (GA) organised contest.

The shortlisted projects are open to a popular vote, so we need YOUR support to help us win recognition for our role in this multi-million dollar project.

Please visit the GA website and click HERE to vote for us.  It would be a tremendous accolade to win for all of our hardworking and valued staff as well as for quality manufacturing in Dorset and the UK.

Very many thanks for your support if you are able to help.

We performed all of the structural design, detailing and fabrication on the centre, including the cladding and glazing  for the complex – one of the largest construction projects in the country’s history.

The prefabricated steel sections were manufactured at our factory in Christchurch, Dorset, before being shipped 5,000 miles away to Belize City.

Costing $32.9m Belize Dollars (£12.7m), the centre is resistant to earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

It includes an […]

25 09, 2017

Flying high at MRO Europe

2017-09-25T14:54:48+01:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We’re exhibiting at one of the aviation industry’s premier trade shows in early October, MRO Europe .

The event is being held at the ExCel centre in London for the aerospace maintenance industry.

We have nearly a century of experience designing and building  aircraft hangars and their doors – right back to our first constructions for the famous pilot Louis Bleriot in the 1920s.

French aviator Bleriot was the first person to fly across the Channel and pioneered early aircraft construction.

Today we retain our position at the forefront of the airfield industry with hangars of all sizes for aircraft ranging from the Airbus A380 to private jets.

Our project engineer Toby Hill-Cousins said: “Although we design and build many different types of steel structures these days, aviation is in our DNA since our very first hangars for Louis Bleriot.

“We have led the way with new technologies and practices, including our own patented methods, as the aviation industry has evolved over the years.

“Aircraft are getting larger and have increasingly complex maintenance needs, while many hangars these days incorporate doors, cranes, offices and […]