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News in Brief: May 2018

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Elland Steel Structures has become the first SCCS client to achieve certification to BS EN ISO 3834-2:2005, quality management in the field of welding. SCCS can now offer clients an even broader range of certifications with the addition of EN ISO 3834-2:2005, creating a one stop shop for the steel sector.

Billington Holdings has announced a pre-tax profit increase of 15.8% to £4.4M in the year to the end of December, up from £3.8M in 2016, supported by strong performance from the structural steel division.

British Steel has released a film, giving a never-before-seen insight into its manufacturing operations. The film was shot at its Scunthorpe steelworks and at its Teesside operations including Teesside Beam Mill and Special Profiles mill in Skinningrove. It can be viewed at:

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that £70M of investment will be earmarked to transform Alexander Stadium into a world-class athletics venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. It will host athletes from across the Commonwealth competing in track and field, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

Scottish Premier League football club Aberdeen has been granted official planning permission for a new stadium and training complex. Aberdeen City Council’s planning department has formally approved the £50M development at Kingsford, near Westhill. The club hopes to begin construction of the 20,000-capacity stadium in June.

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