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A new 15,000m² facility for the Moog flight controls business in Wolverhampton has been erected by Caunton Engineering.

More than 800t of structural steelwork has been fabricated, supplied and erected for this prestigious job. Caunton is working on a design and build contract for main contractor McLaren Construction.

The steel frame for this large facility comprises of three portal bays, each with a 42.6m span, and a 16m wide lean-to extension.

The project is scheduled for completion in September 2012 when Moog will complete its move from its old nearby facility.

Moog’s flight systems are world renowned and control military and commercial aircraft, satellites, missiles and marine vessels. The company has signed a contract to support the motion control system for the Wimbledon Centre Court’s retractable roof.

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