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Local MP endorses growing steelwork contractor

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Steelwork contractor, Painter Brothers, has hosted Jesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire, to discuss industry concerns and plans for future growth.

Painter Brothers was founded in 1920, and since then it has grown to produce more than 8,000t of steelwork a year. The majority of their fabrication is for the rail industry, and the infrastructure for telecommunication masts and towers.

During his visit, Mr. Norman was given a tour of the company’s 14-acre facility, where he discussed expansion plans, and more specifically investment in new machinery and possibilities for hiring more personnel.

Jesse Norman MP said: “Painter Brothers is a leading Herefordshire engineering business with an illustrious history. It was really good to meet the team and learn all about their very exciting plans for future growth and great new jobs in our city.”

Martin Barnfield, Head of Manufacturing at Painter Brothers, said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Jesse to our facility to showcase our expertise and proud history in steel fabrication built over the last 100 years.

“During the visit, we highlighted the important role the steel industry has to play in driving both regional and national economic growth, as we build skills in the local community and help the UK Government achieve its Net Zero by 2050 commitment.”

British Constructional Steelwork Association’s Strategic Marketing Manager Zoe Williams, added: “We had a valuable discussion, and it’s heartening to see policymakers like Jesse taking an active interest, in the constructional steelwork sector, which plays a vital role in our economy, and we must work together to address challenges and unlock its potential for further growth.”

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