Company timeline: 1980s
News about the company, people and products
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|02/04/1980||Citizen: Announcement of 40 redundancies||People news||D7338/8/2/20|
|1981||Major order for 4,500 tonne Aluminium Plate Stretching machine. (for T.A.L.C.O. Tiawan).||Product news||D7338/10/6/9|
|31/12/1982||By the end of this year the number of employees stood at 75.||People news||John B|
|24/05/1983||Redman Heenan International sold F & P to senior managers and FFI for £295,000 cash||Company news||RHI Group notice 01/08/1983|
|1985||Major order received for 16MN Aluminium Extrusion Press from USA. (Elixir Industries, Douglas, Georgia, USA.||Product news||D7338/10/6/9|
|17/04/1986||Fielding & Platt enters voluntary receivership.||Company news||JB Receivers’ letter|
|21/04/1986||RHI changes name to St Modwen Properties.||Company news||St Modwen website|
|23/05/1986||Clayton, Son & Co. (Holdings) Ltd.,buys company from the Receivers.||Company news||Clayton Group 1986 Accounts|
|20/06/1986||D N Whittaker (Finance Director) resigns, leaving at the end of June.||People news||D7338/1/4/2|
|30/09/1986||M B Harrison (Managing Director) resigns, leaving end of October.||People news||D7338/1/4/2|
|30/10/1986||L A Spooner appointed as Chief Executive (effective 01/11/1986).||People news||D7338/1/4/2|