Construction has now started for the new factory to accommodate the expansion of Stroud Metal and Stroud Plastics and it’s “all systems go”. The structural steel has been ordered and the earthmoving equipment will shortly arrive on site.
Initially the ground levels will be made ready to accept the steel structure. Once the building starts to rise out of the ground, the cladding will be fixed and when weather-tight, the floors slabs will be poured.
The final finishing touches to the new factory will be completed by the end of May 2019, though Stroud Plastics Co. intend to commence occupation early April 2019 with Stroud Metal Co. starting transfer of equipment in early May 2019. The phased relocation of SMC will take approximately 6 weeks from start of equipment transfer to the last press being made fully operational within the new factory, with no equipment being stopped for more than 2 weeks.
From March 2019 we will be building stocks of customer parts to ensure supply continuity during the relocation transition period
Q2, 2019 is going to be full of activity, but we are all very excited, ready for the challenge and our employees and customers alike are really looking forward to a beautiful new factory for Stroud Metal and Stroud Plastics.