Company timeline: 1970s

News about the company, people and products

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DateEventSignificanceSource
1970A C Hayes retires as a directorPeople newsD7338/1/4/1
1971Completion of new erection hall with 100 ton remote controlled crane, on Baker Street site.Company newsJB
1971Transfer to Glos. of Redman bumper bar roll-forming m/c business.Company newsJB
20/01/1971Citizen: announcement of 50 redundancies at Fielding & PlattPeople newsD7338/8/2/13
26/04/1971Agreement with Combustion Engineering Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, licence to manufacture briquetting presses.Company newsD7338/1/4/1
07/10/1971Citizen: announces loss of more than 100 jobs at Fielding & PlattPeople newsD7338/8/2/13
12/11/1971Citizen: Redman Heenan announces half-yearly losses of £946,000.Company newsD7338/8/2/13
04/01/1972Citizen: reports short-time, where 150 people were made redundant in 1971.People newsD7338/8/2/14
19/01/1972Citizen: reports presentation to J T Hobbs after 50 years service.People newsD7338/8/2/14
10/03/1972Citizen: reports that J A Lamond joins the board of Fielding & Platt.People newsD7338/8/2/14
16/06/1972Citizen: city man claims damages for loading mishap, sustained broken wrist.People newsD7338/8/2/14
20/06/1972Citizen: reports John Pickernell lost case for compensation against F & P.People newsD7338/8/2/14
13/07/1972Maketing agreement reached with USI Clearing, Chicago, licence agreement to manufacture and service USI  Clearing presses in UK.Product newsD7338/8/2/14
1972Citizen: reports more orders for bumper m/c’s following transfer to Glos.Product newsD7338/8/2/14
06/06/1973K D Andrews appointed Financial Director of Fielding & Platt.People newsD7338/1/4/1
03/10/1973FT: R H Telfer appointed Managing Director of F & P. D V Rowles appointed MD of Redman Heenan Froude.People newsD7338/8/2/13
21/12/1973FT: Redman Heenan International returns to profit in second half of 1973Company newsD7338/8/2/17
25/02/1974Citizen: Engineers from Sumitomo, Japan, visit Fielding & PlattPeople newsD7338/8/2/17
15/12/1974Times: Angus Murray, Chief Executive of RHI, says F&P made satisfactory profit and has full order book.Company newsD7338/8/2/17
1975Number of employees stood at around 500 during this year.People newsD7338/8/2/14
23/01/1975Citizen: announcement of redundancies due to depressed markets.People newsD7338/8/2/14
00/04/1976Welding & Metal Fabrication: David Pollitt appointed Sales Manager for Fielding & Platt.People newsD7338/8/2/17
30/06/1976Citizen: R Madeley, Chief Engineer resigns, receives presentation for 40 years with F & P.People newsD7338/8/2/17
15/11/1976Citizen: former employees to be contacted by Jack Hobbs regarding (setting up) retired employees association.People newsD7338/8/2/17
23/11/1976Citizen: Barry Evans, ex-employee, appointed Senior Sales Executive.People newsD7338/8/2/17
06/01/1977Citizen: employee numbers corrected figure, averaged 462 during 1976.People newsD7338/8/2/17
19/05/1977Citizen: profits leap 142 p.c. for Redman Heenan International.Company newsD7338/8/2/17
20/05/1977Citizen: Fielding invests £320,000 in new tools.Company newsD7338/8/2/17
00/12/1977Welding & Metal Fabrication: James  Lindsay-German appointed Managing Director.People newsD7338/8/2/17
01/07/1979M B Harrison appointed Managing Director.People newsD7338/8/2/14

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