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28 04, 2020

REIDsteel resumes manufacturing in limited return to work

2020-04-28T09:24:36+01:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has welcomed workers back to its manufacturing facility in Christchurch.

The company was one of the first to shut down its manufacturing and construction site operations following the Government’s implementation of the coronavirus lockdown in March.

After an extensive review of its steel handling and manufacturing procedures, it has resumed production with strict operating protocols and safety measures in place.

With the re-start of factory operations after a five-week suspension, the company is in the vanguard of businesses nationwide throwing open their gates to support employees and the UK economy.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, suppliers and contractors remains our first priority.

“We took the immediate decision to send all employees home on March 24 when the lockdown was first announced to stop any potential spread of the virus and allow us to assess ways to resume operations.

“Since then we have been working on plans to re-open the factory/works and our construction sites to allow those who cannot work from home back to work while still respecting the hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

“Following careful consideration […]

24 03, 2020

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) statement about coronavirus

2020-03-24T12:30:51+00:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has today announced that it is temporarily suspending all operations with immediate effect.

The company is closing its manufacturing facility in Christchurch, Dorset, and all of its construction sites until further notice.

The decision comes in response to the escalating coronavirus pandemic. The company has also called for the Government to go even further in its national lockdown.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “The welfare of our team, customers and suppliers is always our utmost priority.

“I cannot in all conscience sit working from home while sending people out to our manufacturing facility and to our construction sites. They should be at home with their families.

“This has not been an easy decision to make but these are unprecedented times. As a company we will do everything we can in our power to support our workforce, customers and suppliers through this difficult period.

“Over the last 100 years, the company has faced many difficult periods, including the Second World War, several recessions and the 2008 financial crisis and has always emerged stronger.

“Together we will get through this.”

Simon added: “I appreciate that the Government has many difficult choices to make.  However it does […]

30 12, 2019

Happy new year from all at REIDsteel

2019-12-30T12:11:41+00:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Happy new year from all at REIDsteel!

We’ve had a fantastic 2019 as we celebrated our centenary in style. Our thanks to everyone who has played a part in a superb year, including our valued customers, employees, suppliers, sub-contractors, business partners and associates.

Now we’re looking forward to an exiting 2020 as we enter a new decade – and a new century for REIDsteel.

Roll on 2020!

20 12, 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2019-12-20T13:47:38+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Merry Christmas from all at John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel)!

Many thanks to all of our customers, suppliers, sub-contractors, business partners and associates for a superb centenary year.

We’ll be closed between Christmas and new year but look forward to returning in January for a very exciting 2020!

 

5 12, 2019

Helping Boreham Wood FC to stand out from the crowd

2019-12-05T09:45:45+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons (REIDsteel) Ltd has played a key part in the development of a football club’s £1m new stand.

We provided steel design, fabrication and construction expertise for the project at Boreham Wood FC’s Meadow Park ground.

We designed and supplied a fully galvanised steel frame – including cladding, terracing and handrails – for the North Stand at the stadium in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

We worked on the project through main contractor Civils Contracting Ltd of Tonbridge and with HTP Architecture LLP Chartered RIBA Architects, based in Richmond, Surrey.

National League side Boreham Wood FC play their home games at the ground, which is shared with Premier League side Arsenal FC’s Women’s and youth teams.

Sean Burchell, REIDsteel business relationship director, said: “This was our second stand at Boreham Wood FC and the latest in a long line of stadia projects.

“We were delighted to return to the club and provide our expertise to help develop this modern, high-quality facility.

“Boreham Wood FC are a […]

5 12, 2019

Vote for Brexit

2019-12-05T09:29:53+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Voters in Dorset have been urged to back Brexit at the ballot box to ensure a swift departure from the European Union.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said a strong showing for the Conservative Party was vital in the general election on December 12.

Simon has been campaigning for the past 30 years against bad EU directives and regulations that impact on British business and to retain British Standards, which are seen by many as the finest in the world.

He said: “While there are many important issues at stake in the forthcoming general election by far the most critical at this point in time is Brexit.

“The only way for a swift and successful departure from the EU is for people to support the Conservative candidate in their constituency so we can get this stage of Brexit done by the end of January.

“Then businesses, and their employees, will be able to move on with confidence while the Government begins to focus on future free trade agreements […]

28 11, 2019

REIDsteel confirms backing for British Steel

2019-11-28T09:23:59+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has pledged to make British Steel its primary long-term supplier.

We’ve made a policy decision to use the steelmaker’s products for our wide range of buildings and structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

The strengthening of ties is a further boost for British Steel as details of a takeover deal to secure the future of the firm are finalised.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd, pictured above right,  confirmed that British Steel will be the company’s preferred supplier following a two-day visit to Scunthorpe and Teesside. The REIDsteel delegation was also shown steelmaking processes during the trip.

Simon said: “Both our businesses share a strong reputation for quality in British manufacturing and engineering worldwide.

“We have been, and continue to be, a supporter of retaining steelmaking in the UK and we are pleased to confirm that our relationship is now stronger than ever.

“Our congratulations go to all at British Steel on the takeover deal and we look forward to working together to help put UK steelmaking and manufacturing back on the world map where it belongs.”

Simon was joined […]

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 […]