MTL Advanced is committed to supporting the local community, and we have recently teamed up with The Yorkshire Society to manufacture stainless steel laser cut plaques to honour firms which were founded in and still operate successfully in the county.
The first plaque manufactured at our facility in Brinsworth was given to AW Hainsworth, a woollen mill based in Pudsey, to commemorate the company’s Yorkshire heritage and contribution to the community.
On 14 November, Naylor Wintersgill Chartered Accountants in Bradford officially unveiled their plaque at a special ceremony which marked the company’s centenary and celebrated their success. The day after, we then visited BBC Radio Sheffield to hand over their plaque as part of the radio station’s 50th birthday celebrations.
Karl Stewart and Jamie Sharp, Directors of MTLA said: “MTLA Ltd has experienced significant growth and success over the past three years since becoming part of WEC Group, so this was a perfect time for us to reach out to our local community by engaging with other businesses, organisations and charities.
“The plaque project was presented to me by a mutual contact at The Yorkshire Society and it was a great opportunity for us to present what we specialise in, which is cutting and producing high-quality products using our CO2 and fibre laser cutting machines for a range of metals.”
Many more plaques are in the process of being laser cut at our 300,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility, which will be made even more efficient from January 2018 when we will complete the commissioning of our brand new 6KW, 6 x 2.5m Trumpf fibre laser machine.
Plaques in the pipeline are set to be awarded to companies such as Emerald Group, a 50-year-old publishing group based in Bingley, and another to Grand Central Railway.
The initiative was launched on 1 August 2017 by The Yorkshire Society and its chairman Keith Madeley. Keith is now looking for other companies who may want to be considered for a plaque to go on display at their premises.
As part of our commitment to working with and supporting the local community, MTL is now also an official Corporate Partner of the Rotherham Hospice and we are supplying laser cut stainless steel leaves and bark pieces for the unique ‘Tree of Life’ sculpture.
They added: “Being involved with community projects such as the plaques and the hospice make us extremely proud, as a business and also on a personal level.”
MTL is now in the process of producing plaques for the new “Sunbeams Lodge” at the Hospice, which will be used as a comforting environment for children who need to use their services.