Bison Manufacturing’s ‘Centre of Excellence’ for bespoke precast concrete in Uddingston, Scotland, has hosted a special visit from Rt Hon Tom Clarke MP.
The factory tour on Friday May 2nd 2014 follows Mr Clarke’s visit to the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow, where he saw at first hand Bison’s £1.15million work on the UK’s newest airport terminal.
Bison was responsible for producing more than 40,000 square metres of flooring for the project – equivalent to almost 10 acres and enough to cover around 6 football pitches.
Mr Clarke, whose constituency of Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill includes Bison’s New Edinburgh Road plant, was keen to gain a deeper understanding of the processes that go into making the company’s market leading precast concrete products, which can be found in major projects in a variety of sectors across Scotland and the wider UK.
Speaking of the visit, Mr Clark said:
“During my visit to Heathrow I was overwhelmed that a company based in my constituency could supply such a large amount of product to one of the most prestigious construction projects in progress. When Jim said he was keen to show me the manufacturing process at Bison I jumped at the chance.
“It’s encouraging to see a local manufacturer flourishing, particularly one that has the ability to make the most of opportunities across the UK. The dedication of the team at Bison shines through, and their ability to supply products to projects such as the Heathrow Terminal 2 build is a reward for that.”
Jim Harley, Operations Manager at Bison, said:
“We were delighted to welcome Mr Clarke to our site to give him a first hand experience of what goes into manufacturing the products he saw at Heathrow. We’re enjoying a real growth period at present, and it’s great that our progress is being recognised.”