Company timeline: 1980s

News about the company, people and products

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Click here to see a list of high-value orders taken by the company in the 1980s.

DateEventSignificanceSource
02/04/1980Citizen: Announcement of 40 redundanciesPeople newsD7338/8/2/20
1981Major order for 4,500 tonne Aluminium Plate Stretching machine. (for T.A.L.C.O. Tiawan).Product newsD7338/10/6/9
31/12/1982By the end of this year the number of employees stood at 75.People newsJohn B
24/05/1983Redman Heenan International sold F & P to senior managers and FFI for £295,000 cashCompany newsRHI Group notice 01/08/1983
1985Major order received for 16MN Aluminium Extrusion Press from USA. (Elixir Industries, Douglas, Georgia, USA.Product newsD7338/10/6/9
17/04/1986Fielding & Platt enters voluntary receivership.Company newsJB Receivers’ letter
21/04/1986RHI changes name to St Modwen Properties.Company newsSt Modwen website
23/05/1986Clayton, Son & Co. (Holdings) Ltd.,buys company from the Receivers.Company newsClayton Group 1986 Accounts
20/06/1986D N Whittaker (Finance Director) resigns, leaving at the end of June.People newsD7338/1/4/2
30/09/1986M B Harrison (Managing Director) resigns, leaving end of October.People newsD7338/1/4/2
30/10/1986L A Spooner appointed as Chief Executive (effective 01/11/1986).People newsD7338/1/4/2

 

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